After a previous questionable leak on pricing and launch dates of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs from a Chinese vendor on TaoBao, another new leak has sprung this time from US hardware distributor, Bottom Line Telecommunications.

According to the distributor’s site, at least three separate Ryzen SKUs will be available. The top-end part is the Ryzen 7 1800X (Part #YD180XBCAEWOF), followed by the Ryzen 7 1700X (Part #YD170XBCAEWOF), and finally the Ryzen 7 1700 (Part #YD1700BBAEBOX). While both the Ryzen 1800X and the Ryzen 1700X have TDP of 95W, the Ryzen 7 1700 has a significantly lower TDP of 65W.

According to the pricing here, it looks like the Ryzen 7 1800X may be competing against the Intel Core i7-6900K, but with a pricetag that undercuts its competition by almost 50%. The Ryzen 7 1700X is priced at $381, too high to compete against the Intel Core i7-7700K, but may be in range of the Intel Core i7-6800K. Since AMD has been working hard on per-core efficiency to compete against Intel, and seeing how it has the same 95W TDP as the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X could potentially be a 6 core part. If this is the case, AMD’s chips may actually be more power efficient than its Intel counterparts which was touched on recently at the ISSCC conference. Unfortunately additional specifications weren’t available on the distributor’s website at this time.

Finally we have the Ryzen 7 1700. It’s shown to be priced at around $20 less than the Intel Core i7-7700K, and $80 more than the Intel Core i5-7600K. Due to the smaller price gap between it and the Intel Core i7-7700K, the Ryzen 7 1700 may be the 4-core part for the performance segment. We again see the trend of a lower TDP for the Ryzen 7 1700 than the Intel Core i7-7700K with a TDP of 65W vs the 95W on the Intel Core i7-7700K.

BLT did not publish information as to when Ryzen will be released.


Source: Bottom Line Telecommunications