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The new RYZEN processors are brand introduced in March 2017 by AMD in attempt to fight their rivals Intel. AMD have been known for years offering budget processors who never been able to get close enough on performance to Intel. Until now! So here is what you need to know about the Ryzen.
All Ryzen CPUs are unlocked and can be overlclocked. They support auto-overclocking named "XFR". There is two series of the new Ryzen CPUs – X and non-X. The X series are giving twice the XFR boost than the non-X (see table below).
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It is good to say that the X series of Ryzen are sold without heatsink, so when you prepare you budget for your new machine make sure to spare some cach for a good fan. Good fan, especially if you are going to overclock the cpu. Bare in mind that warranty of Ryzen processors does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware.
Ryzen processors are build on socket AM4 with 14nm CMOS technology with the massive 16MB Total L3 cache. The Ryzen7 are 8 core CPUs with 16 threads.
As you can see from the CineBench test below for Multi Thread Performance the new Ryzen is champion not only by performance but the price is way too low than it competitor from Intel i7-6900K which is valued double the money of AMD Ryzen.
AMD are planning to release 4-core and 6-core Ryzen processors which will be named Ryzen5. The initial release date is 11th of April 2017 and customers can expect Ryzen 1400, Ryzen 1500X, Ryzen 1600 and Ryzen 1600X. Ryzen 1400 and Ryzen 1500X will be 4-core CPUs and 1600 series will be 6-core. They will be a lot cheaper than current Ryzen7 CPUs with expected price for 1600X is to be half the price of 1800X.