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AMD Ryzen Processors Announced!

After 4 years and more than two million engineering hours of development, AMD has announced today the global launch of the Ryzen 7 desktop processors. The highly anticipated chipset line specially to compete / beat Intel counterparts even at a much affordable rate.
AMD Ryzen Processors Announced!
The best gaming processors in the world?

The company has stated that the chips specifically designed for PC gamers, creators, and enthusiasts with 8-cores, 16-threads, and the new AM4 desktop platform. In their live demo and testing during the event, these processors demonstrated their superiority: the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X as the world's highest performing 8-core desktop processor1, and Ryzen 7 1700 as the world's lowest power 8-core desktop processor2.
"Four years ago we began development of our 'Zen' processor core with the goal to deliver unprecedented generational performance gains and return choice and innovation to the high-performance computing market," said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. "On March 2, enthusiasts and gamers around the world will experience 'Zen' in action, as we launch our Ryzen 7 family of processors and reinvigorate the desktop computing market."
The product demos also showed that the Ryzen 7 1800X outperforms the similarly configured 8-core, 16-thread Intel Core i7-6900K in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded and Handbrake-based video transcoding, together with showing comparable 4K gaming performance.

AMD also offers new thermal solutions based on the original Wrait coolers, it includes the next generation Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth, offering reliable, near-silent (32 decibels) performance enthusiasts.
"We deeply appreciate the ways in which our partners and customers came together to build a high-performance ecosystem for Ryzen," said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. "With an anticipated 82 new motherboards from ODMs worldwide, Ryzen-based designs from top global PC OEMs expected soon, and boutique SIs and OEMs showing extreme-performance PC designs, this will be a launch like no other. Unprecedented pre-order support from etailers globally shows that our ecosystem and partners are fully behind AMD and our commitment to return innovation and competition to high-performance PCs."
In the Philippines, backtogaming reported the official local pricing of the Ryzen line. The Ryzen 1800X at PHP 27,000, Ryzen 1700X for PHP 27,000, and Ryzen 1700 at PHP 17,500.

Pre-orders is currently on-going from 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs.

Sources: AMD, Backtogaming
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