7/12/19 7 nm Launch, Five Days Later…AMD 33.06 to 33.21

Ryzen CPUs have jumped to the top of the Amazon best selling CPUs list, occupying 4 of the top 5, 8 of the top 10, 10 of the top 15 and 14 of the top 20! It’s a clean sweep! Sure it’s only the first week of launch, with interests sky high, but Zen 1 launch was not quite like this.

The excitement is real. PCWorld did an article about how people are actually lining up at various Micro Centers for a PC part (not iPhone)!

Anandtech did a deep dive on Ryzen, and called it “an absolute overall winner”, here. Anandtech is quite respected and quite fair, even though there are still complaints that they did not put all the security patches in for Intel, which would have slowed down Intel’s chips.

Patrick Moorhead wrote in a Forbes article about “delivered big on its product promises”.

Meanwhile, manufacturers have stepped up to support the Ryzen 3rd gen launch, unlike the previous two years.

There is an amazing selection of premium (and expensive) X570 motherboards, summarized well in Anandtech, here.

G.Skill is pushing a Ryzen 3000 tuned DDR4 RAM, here. AMD had stated that 3600 Mhz is the sweet spot, and easily obtainable in the X570 systems. This is much better than the RAM problem Ryzen 1st gen had when it came out in 2017.

There are also several brand new PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs coming out, from Corsair and Gigabyte, boasting blazing fast read and write speeds.

Computerbase Leaked Slide

Finally, there was a leaked Intel slide showing an Intel 10th gen Comet Lake CPU, via Computerbase. Most people are very skeptical of this leak, well summarized by PCWorld, here. The timing of this leak is simply to steal Ryzen’s 7 nm thunder. Chalk it up to another Fake News!

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