$329 to $499 to challenge $1,050 Core i7 6900k
AMD's CEO Lisa Su took to the stage to formally introduce the AMD Ryzen 7 series of CPUs. One of the key points made in the introduction was a previous revisit of the idea that high performance computing defines the user experience. AMD did a great job pricing the parts making them really aggressive and affordable and managed to increase the IPC by at much as 52 percent.
Performance close to Core i7-5960X
As we draw closer to the official launch of AMD's Ryzen CPU lineup, it is no surprise that we get to see some benchmark leaks and while there have been some around, this is the first time we have seen a few benchmarks at the same place.
And selfies of core complex modules
AMD has released some selfies of the upcoming Ryzen CPU line.
Points to February 28th availability
There are plenty of rumors regarding AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs floating around and the latest one shows some of those SKUs listed in Europe, including the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X CPU priced at €519 ex. VAT.
At the GDC 2017 show
As rumored earlier, AMD has now confirmed that it will be hosting its "Capsaicin and Cream" event at the GDC 2017 show on February 28th.
Ready for Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor
AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 beta driver which brings performance optimizations and support for Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor as well as a couple of fixes and performance and stability improvements.
Performance good, stock price good
Fudzilla reported a few times that Zen and the desktop part Ryzen are a crucial part of AMD’s strategy in the future. The fact that our sources confirm that Ryzen will compete well against Core i7 Extreme edition will definitely help AMD’s stock.
15 percent figure touted
Intel was showing a slide at its investor day yesterday which claims that Cannonlake will give a 15 percent performance improvement.
Kaby Lake paired up with AMD GPU
It appears that rumors regarding an Intel CPU with AMD integrated GPU are now heating up and that we might just see such CPU this year.