During the conference, which took place on the first day of CES 2018, AMD has made some very interesting announcements that reflect the company’s plans for the whole of 2018. They will certainly appeal to fans of the famous products of the company, or just computer enthusiasts who are watching the news of the “iron market”. In this article we will briefly tell you about important announcements.
First, in 2018, the company promises to launch new mobile and desktop APU (hybrid processors, including CPU and GPU) family Ryzen. In addition, the CPU Ryzen Ryzen PRO and will get the models of the second generation as the CPU Threadripper. The first APU model Ryzen 5 2400G will go on sale on 12 February at a price of 169 dollars. 4 cores, 8 threads, 11 compute units. Processor frequency range from 3.6 GHz to 3.9 GHz at full load. Model 2200G Ryzen 3 will also go on sale on 12 February. The processor works with frequency from 3.5 GHz to 3.7 GHz, has four cores, four threads, and 8 computing units. The cost of the CPU will be only $ 99.
AMD claims that the new APU Ryzen 5 2400G is superior in terms of performance the Intel i5-8400 almost two times. Is the Intel i5-8400 at the same $ 199. And if you combine it with a discrete GPU NVIDIA GT 1030, the cost will increase by another $ 89. Ryzen 5 2400G at a cost of 169 dollars is still more powerful than the aforementioned pair. For clarity, the manufacturer mentioned that the APU is able without any problems to run the game Witcher 3 with a resolution of 1080p and a stable framrate 31 fps. In classic RPG Skyrim frame rate up to 96 fps.
Both processors Ryzen Ryzen 5 2400G, and 3 2200G allow you to overclock them using the official AMD technology. For overclocking unlocked from CPU, GPU and integrated APU DRAM. Processors can overclock by 39% in excess of the maximum indicated frequency. When using the supplied CPU cooler Ryzen 5 2400G can safely operate at 4 GHz, according to the manufacturer, but nobody forbids to change the cooling system and overclock the CPU as you want. When using a cooling system based on liquid nitrogen GPU capable of running at 2 GHz.
Very good news for AMD fans was the announcement about the reduction in the cost of processors Ryzen first generation. And the cost of some models has dropped from $ 150 that can not but rejoice. AMD has explained the decline, therefore, to reflect the close release of the second generation of processors Ryzen, and to adjust the balance of cost after long negotiations with global retailers. While in Russia the cost of the processors has not changed, however, given that in the us the Amazon prices are already adjusted, you can expect to reduce the cost to our country in the near future.