Ryzen 7 Preorder Guide: Here's Where To Buy AMD's New CPUs 1700, 1700X, And 1800X
Ryzen is officially out, sparking up the CPU competition with Intel in a good way.
For starters, AMD took the wraps off the Ryzen 7 1700, 1700X, and 1800X, which are its answers to the Core i7 lineup.
Ryzen 7 Via Amazon (CPU)
Aside from just the Ryzen 7 CPUs themselves, Amazon is offering them bundled with coolers or motherboards, particularly the 1700X with Corsair's Hydro H110i liquid cooler for $523 or with Asus' Prime X370-PRO mobo for $569 and the 1700 with Asus's Prime X370-PRO mobo for $499.
Ryzen 7 Via Best Buy (Desktop)
Over at Best Buy, the Ryzen 7 chips are packed in desktops courtesy of CyberPowerPC and CybertronPC, with prices ranging from $1,099.99 to $2,1799.99.
Ryzen 7 Via CyberPowerPC (Desktop)
If Best Buy's options aren't enough, CyberPowerPC has more in store on its website, with CPUs going from $985 to $2,399.
Ryzen 7 Via Fry's (CPU)
At the time of this writing, the Ryzen 7 CPUs at Fry's are already sold out, but it's accepting back orders for the 1700 and 1700X, though.
Ryzen 7 Via iBUYPOWER (Desktop)
Now, iBUYPOWER is putting up a slew of desktops packing Ryzen 7 chips, setting prices from $979 to $1,999.
Ryzen 7 Via Maingear (Desktop)
Maingear is offering Razer and HP Omen desktops, to name a few, equipped with Ryzen 7, starting at $1,199 and topping out at $2,449.
Ryzen 7 Via Micro Center (CPU)
Micro Center has the trio up for grabs, but more than that, it also includes compatible motherboards and 1070 and 1080 video cards to help things move along.
Ryzen 7 Via Newegg (CPU)
Newegg also has listings for the three, but it currently doesn't have any stock of the Ryzen 7 1800X.
Ryzen 7 Via Origin PC (Desktop)
Origin PC is offering customizable gaming desktops, from full towers that start at $1,843 to mid towers at $1,806.
Ryzen 7 Via TigerDirect (CPU)
TigerDirect has the Ryzen 7 series as well, even the usually-sold-out 1800X.
Ryzen 7 Via Velocity Micro (Desktop)
Just like Origin PC, Velocity Micro is providing configurable desktops fitted with Ryzen 7.
Ryzen 7 Via Xidax (Desktop)
Ryzen 7 Via Xotic PC (Desktop)
For more prebuilt desktops with Ryzen 7 on board, Xotic PC is putting up a lot of options that range from $769 to $1,379.
Ryzen 7 Performance, Price Recap
As a refresher, the Ryzen 7 1700 retails for $329, the 1700X for $399, and the 1800X for $499. That said, the prices across the retailers are pretty much the same, and they'll likely stay that way until the midrange Ryzen 5 and budget-focused Ryzen 3 rollout.
Now, to get a better picture in terms of performance, here's a short table that includes not only the AMD chips but also their Intel counterparts:
|Base||Turbo||Core and Thread||TDP||Price|
|Ryzen 7 1700||3.0 GHz||3.7 GHz||8/16||65W||$329|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||3.4 GHz||3.8 GHz||8/16||95W||$399|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||8/16||95W||$499|
|Core i7-7700K||4.2 GHz||4.5 GHz||4/8||91W||$349|
|Core i7-6800K||3.4 GHz||3.6 GHz||6/12||140W||$441|
|Core i7-6900K||3.2 GHz||3.7 GHz||8/16||140W||$1,089|
As for the release date, the Ryzen 7 lineup is expected to be available on March 2.
With all said and done, are you as hyped up as everyone else for the Ryzen series? If so, feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know, especially if you've already preordered yours.