AMD had just revealed the Ryzen 7 and it managed to match the same levels of Intel’s Core i7 chips. AMD had disappointed consumers with their previous desktop chip releases because it came nowhere near Intel’s heavily preferred chips. According to The Verge, the AMD Ryzen 7 managed a 52 percent boost in instructions per cycle over time.
AMD would first release the high-end version of the Ryzen 7 which has 16 threads and would have the price of US$499. The Ryzen 7 1800X would have 3.6GMz with 4.0GHz turbo and can match really well with the Intel i7-6900K. It would have eight cores and 16 threads and compared to Intel’s US$1,050 i7-6900K, it is cheaper.
AMD’s Ryze 7 1800X equally matches with the Intel i7-6900K on a single-threaded benchmark but beats it when it comes to multi-threaded performance. AMD uses more megahertz just to beat the performance of Intel but based on the test comparison, it is better both in the single-threaded and multithreaded performance. The Ryzen 7 chip family has a better price and performance than the Intel i7 chip family.
Consumers can already pre-order the high-end version of the Ryzen 7 which will ship on March 2, 2017. AMD spent at least four years and more than two million engineering hours of development in order to make the perfect gaming chip. “On March 2, enthusiasts and gamers around the world will experience ‘Zen’ in action, as we launch our Ryzen 7 family of processors and reinvigorate the desktop computing market,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su.
AMD Ryzen 7: Lower-end Version
Its lower-end version, the Ryzen 7 1700, would have the world’s lowest power eight-core desktop processor. Its price would start at US$329 but can also match with Intel’s lower-end i7 core chips. In AMD’s product demonstration, it showed that the high-end version of the Ryzen 7 can easily support 4K gaming performance.
PC Gamer compared the Ryzen 7 1800x with the Intel i7-6900K in different high-specs games. They first tested the two powerful chips in Battlefield 1 and the results were barely noticeable. AMD’s Ryzen 7 managed to surpass Intel’s i7-6900K by a few points.
Meanwhile, the results appeared in the test for Sniper Elite 4 where the Ryzen 7 performed better. The Ryzen 7 also had better results in game streaming, Dota 2, mega-tasking, and in Microsoft Excel. Overall, AMD’s Ryzen 7 chip family is better compared to Intel’s Core i7 chip family.