Dopo quattro anni e migliaia di ore di sviluppo da parte di AMD, arrivano oggi i primi tre modelli della tanto attesa gamma di processori desktop AMD Ryzen. L’attenzione da parte dei consumatori nei confronti di queste CPU dalle elevate prestazioni ha generato numeri record nella fase di pre-order per gli oltre 180 retailer online nella settimana di lancio dei prodotti. Adesso disponibili a livello mondiale, i primi processori Ryzer basati sull’innovativa architettura AMD “Zen” offrono prestazioni incredibili ai videogiocatori, a quanti creano contenuti e agli appassionati di computer di tutto il mondo, a prezzi estremamente competitivi.
“Il lancio di Ryzen oggi rappresenta il meglio di AMD, un’azienda in grado di offrire ottimi prodotti e portare innovazione nella fascia alta del mercato computer”, ha dichiarato Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “Con le CPU Ryzen 7, AMD offre a chi gioca su PC, ai professionisti e agli appassionati i processori per PC desktop 8 core dalle performance più elevate e dai consumi energetici più bassi al mondo, portando le migliori esperienze PC a milioni di persone in tutto il mondo”.
I modelli Ryzen 7 a 8 core disponibili da oggi sono tre : Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X e Ryzen 1700. AMD prevede di lanciare nel secondo trimestre dell’anno i processori Ryzen 5 a 6 e 4 core e in seguito le CPU Ryzen 3, progettate per portare performance ancora più elevate alle applicazioni mainstream.
Alcuni dei maggiori partner di AMD e player nel mondo PC, si sono già espressi positivamente sull’arrivo di Ryzen :
“Esperienze come il gaming, gli e-sports e la realta virtuale spingono le prestazioni oltre i limiti”, ha affermato Mike Nash, chief technologist, vice president of customer experience and portfolio strategy, HP Inc. “Crediamo che ci siano clienti che beneficeranno della nuova tecnologia di AMD, e noi di HP siamo lieti di poter offrire a questi clienti soluzioni basate su Ryzen” .
“Lenovo è sempre alla ricerca di nuove e innovative soluzioni PC in grado di offrire esperienze immersive”, ha dichiarato Johnson Jia, senior vice president, del PCs and Smart Device Business Group di Lenovo. “Siamo entusiasti che la nostra collaborazione con AMD ci porti ad un livello superiore grazie ai rivoluzionari processori Ryzen”.
Di seguito il comunicato (in inglese) ufficiale:
After four years and thousands of hours of development, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today released the first three models of its highly anticipated, high-performance AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor. Strong demand for these new desktop CPUs drove record pre-orders from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs throughout the week prior to launch. Now offered for purchase around the globe, Ryzen is the first processor based on the entirely new AMD “Zen” core microarchitecture, bringing leadership multi-core performance for PC gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts around the world.
“Today’s launch of Ryzen represents AMD at its best, delivering great products and innovation to the high-performance computing market,” said Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “With Ryzen 7 desktop processors, AMD delivers to PC gamers, prosumers and enthusiasts both the highest performance and the lowest power8-core desktop PC processors, bringing the absolute best PC experience to millions of people.”
Starting today there are three 8-core Ryzen 7 models available. Beginning in Q2 AMD expects to launch 6- and 4-core Ryzen 5 processors followed later this year by Ryzen 3, which is designed to bring more performance to mainstream applications. All Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs available from top ODMs.
“Ryzen processors incorporate intelligent, performance-boosting technology that provides PC gamers, prosumers, and enthusiasts with incredible responsiveness, outstanding performance, and more immersive experiences, all in an extremely efficient package,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “In the near future we will bring to market additional lines of Ryzen processors, scaling from Ryzen 7 in the enthusiast segment, through high performance users with Ryzen 5, and then mainstream users with Ryzen 3. This CPU portfolio represents disruptive price-to-performance and compelling top-to-bottom features like unlocked CPU multipliers and AMD SenseMI Technology.”
Alongside Ryzen 7 processors, AMD also announced the product specifications for two Ryzen 5 processors, and demonstrated the flagship Ryzen 5 1600X beating the flagship Intel Core i5 7600K by more than 60% in multi-threaded CPU testing
Product Line Model Cores Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) Included Cooler TDP
Ryzen 7 1800X 8 16 3.6 4.0 N/A 95 Now Ryzen 7 1700X 8 16 3.4 3.8 N/A 95 Now Ryzen 7 1700 8 16 3.0 3.7 Wraith Spire 65 Now Ryzen 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 4.0 Wraith Spire 95 Q2 Ryzen 5 1500X 4 8 3.5 3.7 Wraith Spire 65 Q2
In addition to being available to DIY builders and boutique PC vendors, in the coming months consumers will also be able to purchase Ryzen-based systems from top PC vendors.
“As the eSports and virtual reality markets continue to grow, Dell is committed to offering cutting-edge technology to enable the best gaming and immersive experiences. We are excited to bring AMD’s new high-performance Ryzen processor to select desktop and All-in-One products in the coming months,” said Ray Wah, SVP, Consumer Product Group, Dell.
“Experiences like gaming, eSports, and virtual reality push the performance limits of devices,” said Mike Nash, chief technologist, vice president of customer experience and portfolio strategy, HP Inc. “We believe there are a set of customers who will benefit from the new AMD technology and HP is excited to offer those customers devices powered by Ryzen.”
“Lenovo is always exploring and creating new solutions to bring our customers innovative PCs that provide the most immersive computing experiences,” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president, Lenovo’s PCs and Smart Device Business Group. “We’re excited to take our partnership to the next level with the revolutionary new Ryzen processor.”
During an event in front of global press, industry analysts, and partners last week, Ryzen CPUs were put through their paces and have already broken world records. ASUS overclocking expert Jon “Elmor” Sandstrom, veteran overclocker Petri “SF3D” Korhonen and the AMD Ryzen OC team managed to push the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU to over 5.35GHz with record breaking performance in the 8-core CPU category. The liquid nitrogen-cooled Ryzen CPU completed the industry standard Cinebench R15 and R11.5 tests with scores of 2454 and 27.40.
The freely available Ryzen Master Software utility gives broad control of CPU settings allowing users to squeeze every drop of performance from their CPU. AMD Ryzen processors are available starting today at select etailers.
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