AMD brings new high-end desktop processors, with high prices

- Adrian Ungureanu

AMD announced the global launch of AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors, with pre-orders starting today from more than 180 global retailers and boutique OEMs, a new series recommended for PC gamers, content creators, enthusiasts, and fans worldwide.

According to AMD the development of the new Reyzen processors took four years and more than two million engineering hours of work.

During an event for global press, industry analysts, and partners, AMD outlined the Ryzen 7 desktop processor lineup. AMD specifically designed these processors for PC gamers, creators, and enthusiasts with 8-cores, 16-threads, and the new AM4 desktop platform.

In live demos and testing, these processors demonstrated their superiority: the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X as the world’s highest performing 8-core desktop processor, and Ryzen 7 1700 as the world’s lowest power 8-core desktop processor.

For Ryzen, AMD offers new thermal solutions based on the original Wraith coolers, launched to wide acclaim in 2016. The next evolution of Wraith includes Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth, offering reliable, near-silent performance enthusiasts expect from the Wraith brand. Featured with Ryzen 7 1700 sold in retail boxes as well as many OEM systems, Wraith Spire offers superb cooling at an incredibly quiet 32 decibels.

The processors are already available for pre-order and the prices may sees a little bit high. The Ryzen 7 1700 has a price of $329, the 1700X variant a prices of $399 and the 1800X comes at a price of $499. In some countries you can buy a good laptop at this price.