Time for another Ryzen roundup post with a collection of facts and rumors that are going around. AMD paperlaunched Ryzen 7 yesterday and on March 2nd you can expect retail availability as well as an avalanche of reviews.
Lots of pre-orders
A lot of enthusiasts have bought into the hype and want to get their hands on Ryzen as fast as possible, so it's no surprise pre-orders are selling like hot cakes. After the unexpected announcement from AMD yesterday, British e-tailer OCUK revealed they sold 200 units in the first 10 minutes. Furthermore, we can see that Ryzen is in Amazon's best sellers list so it's clear that a lot of units are being sold as people trust that AMD may have finally something that can compete against Intel's high-end processors.
Euro pricing of Ryzen
In the US, the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 are priced at $499, $399 and $329, respectively. In Europe, the pricing is 359EUR, 439EUR, and 559EUR, respectively. Some shops may charge a bit more.
Euro pricing of Ryzen motherboards
Socket AM4 motherboards for Ryzen are also available for pre-order, in Europe we can see that boards based on the AMD B350 chipset are sold for around 100EUR to 135EUR, whereas X370-based motherboards command a price of 169EUR to 349EUR.
Ryzen 7 first, other chips follow later
All rumors about the Ryzen 7 lineup launching first were true. Next month you'll only be able to get the eight core Ryzen processors. AMD said Ryzen 5 is launching in Q2 2017, which means April at the earliest. For the most basic parts you'll have to wait even longer, Ryzen 3 isn't expected until the second half of the year so that implies a launch date in July or later.
The first Ryzen batches are exclusively for the retail channel, we hear OEM availability is expected in about 90 days.
Full Ryzen 3/5/7 lineup leaks
For those wondering what the rest of the Ryzen lineup looks like, OCAholic published the table below. Given that several of these chips are still many months away, some of this information may be subject to change.
1 million Ryzen CPUs
There's also a post at DigiTimes that the initial shipment target of Ryzen is expected to top one million units.