Ryzen Rumours Point to SKU Names and Some Specs

A Chinese website has published claimed Ryzen leaks that cover everything from the names to the core counts of each CPU in the Ryzen lineup. The website claims that AMD will be releasing 17 SKUs in three categories – the R3, R5 and R7. These more or less reflect Intel’s Core i3, i5 and i7 processor families, but whether AMD will decide to name their processors so similarly to Intel’s is a little questionable.

According to the claim, the entry-level R3 chips will be 4-core, 4-thread chips (same setup as current Core i5 chips). This lines up with a previous report which you can read here. Chips here are said to be between 3.1GHz-3.4GHz. Chips named here are the R3 PRO 1100, R3 1100, R3 PRO 1200, and R3 1200X.

The second tier of chips all feature 4-cores and 8-threads, a similar set up to most current and past desktop Core i7 chips. These four chips are said to be clocked at between 3.2GHz and 3.5GHz. Expects names like R5 Pro 1300, R5 1300, R5 PRO 1400, and R5 1400X.

The R5 chips continue on to  6-core, 12-thread versions that are similarly clocked. These SKUs follow a similar naming pattern and are numbered between 1500 and 1600X. The website claims that these upper tier R5 chips are set up to outperform Kaby Lake Core i5 CPUs.

The top tier R7 chips are interestingly clocked between 3.0GHz and 3.6GHz. The lower starting clock speed should be of no consequence, as these are claimed to be true 8-core CPUs with 16 threads! Finally, to take on Skylake-E is the R7 1800X.

It’s difficult to confirm any of this, but if you’re one for rumours, you’ll be happy to learn that these CPUs will be available early in March.


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