The price competition is Ryzen even before the Coffee is poured

Subject: General Tech, Processors | October 4, 2017 - 01:05 PM |
Tagged: amd, ryzen, price cuts

AMD is slashing prices on their Ryzen line of CPUs, and not just in the UK.   A Ryzen 7 1800X in the US will cost you only $400 if you skip out on the Wraith cooler, or $500 if you are in Canada.  If that is a little too rich a 1700X is $295 or $415 in Canada, though the 1700 with Wraith cooler at $370 might be a better deal.  The price cuts come just before the launch of Intel's Coffee Lake processors so you might want to wait a day or so for reviews to appear.  The price cuts could also signal AMD's desire to move stock before the launch of Pinnacle in a few months.

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"They also coincide with rumours that AMD plans to launch a new series of Ryzen parts in February, based on 12nm process technology. The AMD Ryzen ‘Pinnacle' parts will be part of a shift of both CPUs and GPUs to GlobalFoundries 12nm LP [leading performance] process during 2018."

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October 4, 2017 | 01:32 PM - Posted by CNote

Damn it... the 1600x is cheaper than the 1600 on amazon.

October 5, 2017 | 07:58 AM - Posted by GazRW (not verified)

I couldn't believe my eyes either. Luckily I was still waiting on stock for R5 1600 and so have managed to cancel my original order and get the 1600X for £6 more than I was going to get my 1600 for!

October 22, 2017 | 07:48 PM - Posted by Cooe (not verified)

It's the same for the 1700 X & 1700; 1700X is now $295, aka $5 cheaper than the $300 1700. Basically you get to choose between a decently better binned chip w/ higher stock clocks, or an included quality box-in CPU cooler (Wraith Spire LED w/ the 1700) for the same price, which considering Ryzen's quite narrow overall binnung range isn't a bad trade off in either direction depending on personal needs imo.

October 4, 2017 | 03:09 PM - Posted by pdjblum

in response to your question:

absolutely yes

thanks jeremy

October 4, 2017 | 04:56 PM - Posted by James

I don't know if I want to wait for an updated Ryzen part. I don't expect "7 nm" to be on time, so it might make some sense to wait for the Zen+ parts. It is hard to buy anything when you have rumors and roadmaps of something better always around the corner.

October 4, 2017 | 05:13 PM - Posted by IntelRoyalBOHICA (not verified)

Ha ha Intel's margins are taking a hit and Intel's bean counters are trying their best to claw back some margins with some more PCIe limitations and expensive RAID Keys($$$$) for extra just to try and maintain the revenue streams, new motherboards required, etc!

AMD is getting some 80%+ yields on those Zeppelin dies and they are coming of the fab lines likes chiclets from the chiclet factory. So AMD can lower it's Ryzen, and Theradripper, pricing even lower and Intel will have to look for other ways in which to get blood form their turnips(customers).

The Wraith Max cooler is only costing in the $56-$69 range so that 1700X that is $295 dollars is a great deal for 8 cores.

What is it with those Canadian prices are they in loons. But anyways Intel's high margins are taking more hits and those Intel Bean counters will soon be selling by the PCIe lane and memory channel in an attempt at making Linus do more Face-plams sitting there on that curb in the Asian drizzle!

Soon Intel will be reguiring PCIe keys and memory channel Keys, in addition to RAID keys for extra($$$$) while AMD offers 64 PCIe lanes and plenty of standard features at no extra charge.

I'll bet that AMD's Zen+ at 12nm will just net some very nice clock speed gains and will most likely get a brand new stepping with some other Infinity Fabric improvments all while the Ryzen/Threadripper/Epyc CPU/Motherbard ecosystem gets even more improvments for faster memory and other such tweaks all done up nicely with no artifical product segementation. Unlike like the product segementation that Intel is the master of doing in order to give Intel's costomers the Royal BOHICA treatment!

Milk Milk Milk! is Intel's Motto but Intel's revenues will be taking more hits from more competition and Intel appears to be giving more projects the Axe every new business quarter. And even those Intel Science Fairs are becoming history along with many many other projects that did not pan out for old Blubbersorus Max. Oh all that Contra Revenue did very little to get Intel into the mobile Phone/Tablet markets other than some Microsoft overpriced tablet tat that is even overpriced by Apple standards.

Oh what fun times 2017 has been and 2018 will be even more fun as all the Raven Ridge APUs finish coming online with so much more scheduled to happen from AMD in 2018. AMD is so low overhead and those Zen/Zeppelin die yields are so high that AMD's R&D and packaging plant startup costs are very nearly fully amortized and the more Zepppelin dies sold the more gravy there is to be had even with some serious price reductions that are just beginning on the AMD side. AMD's economy of scale around that Base Zeppelin die will just keep getting better and it will be damn near impossible for Uber High Overhead Intel to compete on that price/performance metric now that AMD has all its new Zen based line up coming to market and producing the numbers for AMD.

October 4, 2017 | 05:17 PM - Posted by Anonymousdfdf3 (not verified)

Nobody is going to bother to read your idiotic drivel and anyone who does read it doesn't care.
Get a life

October 4, 2017 | 06:27 PM - Posted by Timucin (not verified)

Yeah , I read it too, pretty solid points, also got myself an 1950x and boy flying numbers for my productivity suits. What makes it even better is upgrading a few years later won't require a new motherboard :)

October 4, 2017 | 07:01 PM - Posted by Marc sticken (not verified)

Actually I read it as did 2 others he mY have written a paragraph but it still is full of great points, besides that you couldn't accomplish that with an envelope i8 essay

October 4, 2017 | 10:01 PM - Posted by shushin09f (not verified)

i read the whole thing, a little bit exaggerated but most of them are true and pointing some great points

October 4, 2017 | 06:01 PM - Posted by Anonymoose (not verified)

I read it. Makes some good points.

October 5, 2017 | 02:40 AM - Posted by WaitForZen2 (not verified)

Wait for Zen 2.

October 5, 2017 | 08:51 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

and I came back here specifically to see if the troll responded back to being called out. I wonder what was said after I posted that got it deleted?

October 5, 2017 | 12:17 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

It was obviously headed towards name calling and was already boring. 

October 24, 2017 | 05:58 PM - Posted by Supositorium (not verified)

I can't stop finding strange how the best selling cpus (ryzen) are still getting so few mobo models compared to intel ones.
Adding to this, the fact that intel is forcing the purchase of new mobos for coffee lake, making them both (intel and mobo makers) extremely happy while squeezing their customers dry, I wonder if we are seeing history repeating itself with another "cartel'ization" against AMD?

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