Good afternoon everyone,
as many of you will know AMD has released the model of processors. It is been a long way since their last release. And yes, the hype is real and the expectation too. So today I am going to give you my point of view about AMD Ryzen.
So, what we know is that AMD pretends to give a punch to Intel in the battle for the processors. And they are going to give that punch with 3 options or models. Here is an image of the information about the options.
So as you can see we have 3 options. 1700, 1700X and the 1800X. Right now let’s focus on the models and what do they bring to the user in performance. 1700 will have 8-cores and 16 threads, the 1700X will have the same cores and the same threads but with a higher clock frequency and the 1800X will have 8 cores and 16 threads and as the 1700X a higher clock frequency.
So with this information, i think that AMD bets for giving to the user a multi-threading product and send a message to Intel. The line of the Ryzen can compete with the i7 of Intel.
Right now, we have talked about the characteristics about Ryzen, but let’s talk about the price 329 dollars is the cheapest one and you are getting 8-cores, nothing bad for that price. But What does Intel has to offer against 1700 for the same price?
Well, I did not found anything for the same price, but what I found is that for 349 dollars you can get an i7-7700K Kaby Lake with 4 cores and 8 threads. Ummm so am I paying 20 dollars more, for a product that has the half of characteristics than AMD Ryzen 1700? And the answer is: Yes! So right now Ryzen has a point. (You can see the Intel one, here: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117726)
Let’s look at the 1700X, the price of this one is 399 dollars, so I search about something similar but with Intel. I found that with 424.99 dollars you can get an i7-6800K with 6 cores and 12 threads. Ryzen is a better option. Also, the clock speeds are similar ryzen is a little bit above with a max of 3.8 GHz than the i7-6800k with 3.6 GHz. So here AMD has another point. (You can see the Intel one, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117649)
Finally, the last one. This one is the high-end CPU of AMD. The 1800X is around 499 dollars but let’s see what can we get with that budget with Intel? And the answer is an i7-6850k from 589.99 dollars. With the same 6 cores and 12 threads. The max stock frequency of this CPU is 3.8 GHz a little bit less than the 1800X. (You can see the Intel one, here: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117647)
So with this data, we can see that Intel is behind of AMD in price and in characteristics. But if I want an 8 core and 16 threads CPU from Intel, how much do I have to pay for it? Well, the answer is 1049.99 dollars for the Intel i7-6900k. A lot of money almost double the price of the high-end AMD. (You can see the Intel one, here: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117645)
From my perspective in this quick review, we saw that AMD is better than Intel as I said before at price and in characteristics. But we can not forget about the benchmarks with the both brands CPUs. Also, something that will be very interesting is that we need to compare how is the performance core by core and how does is behave in gaming, editing, etc.
This competition is going to be great for the companies (AMD and Intel) and for us, the customers. Because in the side of the companies the competition encourage to be better and to release the best products. In the other side, the customer will have a better price for a product and not just the price, the performance and the quality of it.
If you have a different point of view or do you think that something is wrong, let me know it.