AMD Ryzen Prices Revealed: Massive Blow to Intel

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  1. Megalith

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    What if I told you that a Ryzen CPU might cost up to 70% cheaper than its Intel equivalent? Well, if these prices are true, you may have to believe it. Let’s be specific: the Ryzen 7 1700 is being listed with a cost of $317. Being that it has 8 cores and 16 threads, that would make it comparable to Intel's Core i7-6900K—which is $1,049. Wake me up! What do you think the foot traffic sounds like right now at Intel?

    With just a matter of weeks before AMD's highly-anticipated Ryzen CPUs are expected to hit shelves, it was only a matter of time before we got our first glimpse of the company's pricing structure. In short, Intel should be very, very worried. Several websites have been pointing at online store www.shopblt.com, which has apparently leaked three AMD Ryzen SKUs all in the 7-series - the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700. Incredibly, the Ryzen 7 1700 is posted as costing just $317. This is hugely significant as according to a previous leak that supposedly revealed the entire AMD Ryzen range, this CPU will have 8 cores and 16 threads. This is the same as Intel's Core i7-6900K, which retails right now for $1,049. This means that the AMD chip is a whopping 70% cheaper.
     
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  2. almalino

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    With that prices I might consider going to AMD CPU next time around. Unless Intel reduce their prices by whooping 60% :)
     
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  3. BlueFireIce

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    Doubt it. Would LOVE it to be true....But this is not AMD releasing prices, it is some random retailer with a page up that has a price that may or may not reflect actual MSRP. Assuming it really is a 8 core part as well.

    If true, and in the wild results hold, props to AMD for putting out a hell of a bargain.
     
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    It's been pointed out these prices aren't retailer prices. Also the brakes on the hype train should stop. Performance is still up in the air. For all we know it could be shit.
     
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    ANYTHING to get intel off of its high horse is awesome. I recently upgrade my intel processor, but it was too damned expensive for a CPU. Come on AMD, please don't let it suck.
     
  6. DejaWiz

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    Would be nice, if true. That would likely lead to cost effective 6c/12t and 8c/16t options finally being available on Intel's mainstream platform (Zxxx), instead of just on their enthusiast platform (Xxxx).
     
  7. Putz

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    havent intel dual cores in like i3 and i5 formats still beat amd 6 cores in the past? core counts dont seem to make a huge difference in real world use
     
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  8. ChefJeff789

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    Caution... This is a leak from a random retail site. Claiming that this as-yet-untested CPU is equal to an $1,100 Intel CPU is easy. Show me the [H] and Anand benchmarks and I'll believe you...
     
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    Some caution yes, but according to article:

     
  11. griff30

    griff30 I Lower the Boom!

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    Amazing if true but I want to see the [H] review and a goddamn "gold" before I buy another AMD CPU.
     
  12. euskalzabe

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    Price means nothing until we know performance. Holding my excitement until then. ~3 more weeks to go...
     
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    Shit. If these are accurate and benches look good I know how my tax return is getting spent.
     
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    I see a lot of negativity surrounding these leaked prices. Lots of people upset from being ripped off the past 3-5 years. hah
     
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    I'm buying even if its just competitively priced to the equivalent performance Intel. If this is true, then I'll just donate the extra money to CAPS. So lets hope its true, for the kittens! :D
     
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    Well if the prices are accurate and the performance is on par to the i7-6900k then AMD has a real winner on their hands. I will of course wait and see the real numbers first. Please don't mess this up AMD I'd really like to buy an AMD CPU for my next rig.
     
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  17. Monkey God

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    SO MUCH HYPE AND SO LITTLE FACTS
     
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    Eh, at this point we have enough facts to be certain that AMD has a winner. Not performance leader, but a winner nonetheless.
     
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    Intel were doing the ripping off, why be upset with AMD?
     
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    I'm not upset with AMD. An 8 core for $3xx, ok sign me up. The fact we are paying the same prices for a quad core that we were 10 years ago is stupid.
     
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    OK, not you but whoever posted the "negativity" of which you spoke.
     
  22. Monkey God

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    Until the chips are in peoples hands and we know exactly how they actually perform and know exactly how much they cost, its all vaporware and HYPE.
     
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    How can you be "ripped off" when you KNOWINGLY and WILLINGLY bought it and all relevant facts were available to you.

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    side note...if you think Intel doesn't what AMD's pricing plan is...I got a bridge on the moon to sell you.
     
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    The rumor I saw had the top chip listed for 599 pounds in British currency.
     
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    Man I hope they dont suck.
     
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    I'm going to remain skeptical until I see some real benchmarks. I *really* want this to be a winner because we need competition, even if the prices are the same as Intel. But something is bugging me about the fact they are being so cagey. There are both good reasons and bad reasons for them to hold their cards close to their vest until after release, and I can't help but think if this was really so awesome they would be doing more to show it off than they have been.
     
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    Please AMD, DON'T...DROP...THE...BALL...
     
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    I'm watching the Rizen 7 series very closely. If they turn out as good as the hype machine makes them, I may well be jumping off the Intel boat as well. I'm pretty tired of the Intel price bloat.
     
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    Reminds me of bulldozer
     
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  30. heatlesssun

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    I'm sure AMD will make Ryzen pricing competitive, but not this competitive. Historically when AMD has competitive products they undercut a bit but not by 70%.
     
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    I'm hoping that the reason they are handling marketing the way they are is because they don't want to repeat the Bulldozer launch where they over-promised and under-delivered. If they deliver what they promise this time around, then we'll have some nice alternatives to Intel CPUs at various price points. It doesn't matter to me if they do not outperform Intel as long as they are in the same league. Right now it is like a Triple A club playing a Major League team - they're good enough to compete at the lower level of talent, but they don't have any upside.
     
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    Well it's not vaporware...we know that much.
     
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  33. Armenius

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    Agreed. One thing that has been missing from this hype train is single core performance, which would make or break the deal.
     
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    You wouldn't believe the amount of complaints I seen with people running Bulldozer chips on various Steam games over the years.
    Cores don't mean nothing if the performance isn't there. I used to own a 6100 6300 and 8350 FX they all were lacking in Power for various games. Then again you you will probably get people on a Placebo whenever a new AMD chip comes out and says WOW this is fast on New Egg review when most of the stuff is done with a GPU anyway. Then the Hype meter alone might take away from Intel sales even though the performance might not be there.
     
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    Still waiting on performance and benchmarks.
     
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    As I literally just bought a 7700k a couple weeks ago I hope to god they suck.
     
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    Waiting on benchmarks like everyone else... but damnit. I want some vega news or something.
     
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  38. DPI

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    Slow down. All depends on core vs core performance. AMD is guilty of putting out high core count chips with underperforming babycores before.

    AMD core =/= Intel core
     
  39. Cobra

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    Totally understand where you're coming from but you're looking at it the wrong way. No matter how good or cheap zen may be you have an awesome system that had no competition when you bought it and it will still be awesome for years to come.
     
  40. magoo

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    Without any data to backup the product, the price is irrelevant.

    A bag of shit is still a bag of shit no matter how much or how little you charge for it.

    I hope the chips aren't turds. Competition is a good thing.
     
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