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UK and US prices for AMD R7 Ryzen processors spotted

by Mark Tyson on 9 February 2017, 13:31

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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One of the biggest unknowns concerning AMD's upcoming Ryzen processors is what price they will be sold at. We've heard lots of details about Ryzen, its architectural design, its capabilities, and the technology behind it but the crucial pricing information has been held back. Understandably, AMD wouldn't want to forewarn competitors by providing too much information on a product yet to launch. Furthermore, product pricing is a variable that can be changed rather quickly so it's shrewd to hold back such info.

Retailers aren't always on the ball at following NDA dates and such. Electronics sellers handle thousands of products so when new ones appear it's easy to miss information about not publishing details too early, and this looks like what has happened several times with AMD Ryzen CPUs already.

Earlier in the week there were Euro prices for AMD R7 Ryzen 8C/16T processors circulating the internet. Now those prices have been given credence by further spills from US and UK online retailers.

VideoCardz reports that in the US an outfit called ShopBLT (sounds like a sandwich shop) has published a trio of R7 Ryzen chip prices, with some other accompanying details. See the screenshot above for that. The absolute top end AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is currently listed at US$490, the Ryzen 7 1700X at $381, and the Ryzen 7 1700 at $316. Remember US prices don't usually include state tax which varies depending where you live.

In the UK we have a screenshot of a listing of Ryzen CPUs from trade seller Ingram Micro. These listed processors seem to have been taken down, but luckily VideoCardz took a snap. You can see the top end 4GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1800X was listed at GBP £365, the Ryzen 7 1700X at £283, and the Ryzen 7 1700 at £235. These are ex-VAT prices so you have to add 20 per cent, unfortunately. That makes the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X £438 by my calculations. In the listings WOF seems to mean 'without fan'.

What do HEXUS readers make of the prices from these apparent retailer slip-ups?

UPDATE: The source of the UK pricing image above has emailed me to say that the screenshot is from Ingram Micro, rather than Kikatek. Ingram Micro is a worldwide distributor rather than consumer retailer, so we probably can't expect these prices to translate very closely to retail, even with the added 20 per cent VAT.



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I think a 65W 8C 3.7GHz CPU from AMD (that likely is performance competitive with the Core i7 6900K) is verging on the miraculous. The fact that is seems to be under a third of the price of said Intel CPU just make it better.
Not bad pricing IMO, seems to be pretty much what I was hoping for really so well done AMD! Now lets just hope they perform, I am very hopeful that they will as intel do appear to be a little worried recently!
I'm quite pleased that the flagship 1800X is hitting the UK market at <£500.

The 1800X is straight up half the price of the 6900k they were wanting to beat in this top end market. The 7700k is not the top end so the 1700x, which is it's AMD comparison, sits quite nicely in the ~£340 mark which matches nicely with the 7700k and at this time was priced at £337.49 on scan.co.uk (granted better deals could be had elsewhere).

So AMD has gone with a kick in the teeth for the top end, throat to throat for enthusiast.

I like this, AMD (with all their previous arrogance/stupidity taken into account) appear to be wanting to go head to head with Intel. Lisa seems grounded enough to only greenlight this if AMD really was bringing a new CPU war to the table. Bring on the Athlon vs. Pentium dogfight 2017
Looking forward to this but also slightly worried that they are releasing a CPU thats close to / possibly equalling an almost year old CPU thats about to be replaced
If this can get anywhere near Haswell-E at those prices it'll be pretty awesome. I hope they can get the chips into system integrator builds either way, and become a presence in CPUs again. I'd certainly be looking that way - haven't had an Intel CPU in any of my PCs for years (at home and at work) as the pricing was never appealing (and I like underdogs). As a halo product these really could do with being exceptional, with a roadmap to die shrink or optimise them in good time so that they don't fall behind again (I don't think they can survive if so).