Here is a little update on the Ryzen Event. Reports have confirmed that samples are finding their way to reviewers this week. The NDA for reviews of the chips will be lifted on February 28th. The same day AMD will launch the flagship R7 1800X, R7 1700X, and R7 1700 models. The remaining models are expected to launch a little later on March 2nd.
All of the early benchmarks that we’ve seen show Ryzen being very competitive processor. This is the first time in years we’ve seen a competitive processor from AMD to go up against Intel. Competition only makes things better and drives innovation so lets keep our fingers crossed that Ryzen is what we all think it will be!