AMD is getting ready to release a new generation of their popular Ryzen CPUs.
It is no secret that a new line of Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs are coming. They are expected to arrive in the middle of next month. Before that, however, AMD has decided to cut the prices of their current generation of CPUs. Here’s how the new prices line up…
- Ryzen Threadripper 1950X: $869 (down from $999)
- Ryzen Threadripper 1920X: $670 (down from $799)
- Ryzen 7 1800X: $329 (down from $349)
- Ryzen 7 1700X: $289 (down from $309)
- Ryzen 7 1700: $275 (down from $299)
- Ryzen 5 1600X: $200 (down from $219)
- Ryzen 5 1500X: $160 (down from $174)
- Ryzen 3 1300X: $115 (down from $129)
- Ryzen 3 1200: $94 (down from $109)
Keep in mind that these prices can vary, depending on where you bu them, but in general, the prices should be lower. The new chips are built on a 12-nanometer manufacturing process and based on AMD’s Zen+ architecture (Pinnacle Ridge), as opposed to the 14nm process used for AMD’s first generation Zen (Summit Ridge) parts. In 2019, AMD will release Zen 2 (Matisse) processors built on a 7nm manufacturing process.
The new CPUs will work with current AMD Socket 4 motherboards with a BIOS update. Will you get the new generation of AMD CPUs?