Published on 22nd February 2017 by
Originally Posted by Vault-Tec£488 on OCUK for the 1800X £319 for the 1700.
Originally Posted by tristanperryNice to finally see the 'launch', albeit not with independent reviews and benchmarks.
It's been good following the leaks and this does seem a truly good launch instead of a more bulldozer style launch. My hunch is that single core performance will 'disappoint' compared to the hype, but still be strong for its pricing.
I'm looking to do a new PC build fairly soon, although I was hoping to spend around ~£200 on a CPU so I'll be interested to hear information about Ryzen 3/5. Hopefully they won't lag too far behind.
Originally Posted by Vault-TecIf you have been following the "leaked" benchmark results you would know this is a fast CPU. Especially when you try to catch it with a Intel 6 core.
TBH? if the "leaks" are true I have already seen a review. I've got all of the scores and figures I need. Plus I doubt AMD would claim 52% if it wasn't really 52% because they would get caught out immediately.
Basically? every single rumour and score and result would need to turn out to be BS for it to be BS.
And I can't see that happening. Every time there is a launch and we get rumours and leaks some of it at least always turns out to be correct.
Plus I'm with the many, I think these "leaks" are nothing of the sort and have all been sanctioned with AMD. For example, the slides we saw today for their presentation were "leaked" this morning (some guy with a camera) yet here they are this evening.
Originally Posted by Harlequinscan have identical prices up now
Originally Posted by Vault-TecTypical. I would hazard a guess and say these are the gouge prices too. If the 1800x is less in £ than $ then why is the 1700 £329?
Originally Posted by 13eightyfourThe prices appear to be £10 less than the $pricing across the board($499/£489, $399/£389, $329/£319) Which tbh is far from gouge pricing and bang on the money once VAT is added after the conversion. Hopefully we see some cheaper OEM chips for us tinkerers though.
Originally Posted by wolfticketI don't even consider £=$ pricing all that unfair these days. The dollar is only worth 25% more the the pound and the US prices are before tax. Like you say, if they hold the UK prices are effectively about the same as the US prices, which is actually a pleasant surprise.
Originally Posted by Byron CPromising.
Despite all the "sanctioned" leaks (most "big" tech leaks like this usually are sanctioned), and the numbers in this launch, I'm still waiting for independent benchmarks. I don't play many games these days and those I do play are rarely above 1080P, so aside from heat generation (and LOL @ AMD's record on heat!) at the moment I have little compelling reason to upgrade beyond my i5-4670K (this is a very toasty chip though...)
Originally Posted by IamSoulRiderI think people are getting a little over excited yes, especially as AMD themselves have said Ryzen IPC is equivalent to the Intel Broadwell architecture.
This means in gaming usage, we may not see AMD winning as much as some people expect, leading to claims of over-hyping etc.
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