To get the immediate question out of the way: The processors will be made available on March 2 (shelf availability) at the following prices:
AMD Ryzen R7 1700: $330
AMD Ryzen R7 1700X: $400
AMD Ryzen R7 1800X: $500
Seeing as how rumoured benchmark suggests some of these processors are twice faster than the equivalent Intel model, it’s a holy crap moment for AMD. I’m not gonna hold my breath but it’s gonna be an exciting time if the Athlon 64 success period for AMD is repeated again. But please, this time AMD needs to make some great server processors too. I can’t wait for $10 VPS with Ryzen 8 cores CPU that outperforms Xeon E5. 🙂
Also, everybody’s talking about disrupting the CPU industry but Jim Keller seem to be the only one that can and has actually done it.