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AMD makes desktop comeback with Ryzen 7

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AMD has announced the global launch of AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors, with pre-orders already on the books from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs.
“Four years ago we began development of our ‘Zen’ processor core with the goal to deliver unprecedented generational performance gains and return choice and innovation to the high-performance computing market,” says Dr Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD.
“On 2 March, 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.”
AMD specifically designed the Ryzen 7 processors for PC gamers, creators, and enthusiasts with eight cores, 16 threads, and the new AM4 desktop platform.
In live demos and testing, the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X emerged as the world’s highest performing 8-core desktop processor, and Ryzen 7 1700 as the world’s lowest power 8-core desktop processor.
For Ryzen, AMD offers new thermal solutions based on the original Wraith coolers, launched to wide acclaim in 2016. The next evolution of Wraith includes Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth, offering reliable, near-silent performance enthusiasts expect from the Wraith brand. Featured with Ryzen 7 1700 sold in retail boxes as well as many OEM systems, Wraith Spire offers superb cooling at an incredibly quiet 32 decibels.
“We deeply appreciate the ways in which our partners and customers came together to build a high-performance ecosystem for Ryzen,” says Jim Anderson, senior vice-president and GM: Computing and Graphics Group at AMD. “With an anticipated 82 new motherboards from ODMs worldwide, Ryzen-based designs from top global PC OEMs expected soon, and boutique SIs and OEMs showing extreme-performance PC designs, this will be a launch like no other.
“Unprecedented pre-order support from etailers globally shows that our ecosystem and partners are fully behind AMD and our commitment to return innovation and competition to high-performance PCs.”