Ryzen 2700X "50th Anniversary Edition" $340.95, Release on April 30th

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https://www.techspot.com/news/79669-ryzen-7-2700x-50th-anniversary-edition-listing-leaks.html
AMD is approaching its 50th anniversary on May 1. What better way to celebrate than by releasing a special edition of one of their most successful products in recent history? The Ryzen 7 2700X 50th anniversary edition has popped up a few weeks early on at least one online retailer.

Listed at $340.95, the special edition CPU carries a slight premium over the standard Ryzen 7 2700X. However, considering the MSRP is technically $329.00 for a regular model despite the fact that it is selling for south of $300 now, the extra cost is unlikely be a burden to those that are interested in an anniversary edition CPU.
I personally have no interest in limited edition CPUs like this, but someone here might. No info on clock speeds yet, and it appears it will be released on April 30th.

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The AMD Ryzen 50th Anniversary Gold (even more underwhelming than I thought it would be).

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113102

 
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It is likely just a marketing gimmick by the odd retailer that is trying to shift Zen+ excess stock, knowing that Zen2 is just around the corner. I don't think AMD mark their 50 years with a soon-to-be superceded re-hash of a year-old CPU.
 

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It is likely just a marketing gimmick by the odd retailer that is trying to shift Zen+ excess stock, knowing that Zen2 is just around the corner. I don't think AMD mark their 50 years with a soon-to-be superceded re-hash of a year-old CPU.
Hard to say for sure. There's more reports of it at various sites, so it wouldn't surprise me if it's true. Intel released the i7-8086K well into Coffee Lake's life, so there's a market for people buying overpriced limited-run CPUs. Now I agree that since Zen 2 will likely be announced right after this CPU is released, it would not be a good buy for anyone outside of those hoping to flip it (or making a video for their YouTube channel for all the cool kids to see). :p
 
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Does it come in a metal tin with an AMD-branded 50th Anniv. AIO WC kit? If not, I'm not interested.
 

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Does it come in a metal tin with an AMD-branded 50th Anniv. AIO WC kit? If not, I'm not interested.
I totally made it up heard that it boosts to 6 Ghz and a cooler that has 2,000 individual RGB lights on it. :p

Seriously though, the details on what differences between it and a regular 2700X are thin. I'd imagine more details will come pretty soon though (since the article thinks it will be available on April 30th).

My personal guess is it will be clocked slightly higher, and maybe come with a "special" anniversary bundled air cooler.
 

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I expect it to have identical specs
at best, it comes with a better heatsink ... better bin maybe ?
 
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I get that they'd want to commemorate their anniversary, but this seems like a bad choice. I'd auction off Zen 2 silicon with a special laser etched commemorative IHS.
 

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I have to disagree with the people who say this is dumb. It is supposed to be a better binned part with a slightly higher clock speed. If it comes witha limited edition cooler that is kind of cool. Nobody will be forcing anyone to buy it and there are always a small niche of people who are into things of this nature. So let people have their fun.
 

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Hard to say for sure. There's more reports of it at various sites, so it wouldn't surprise me if it's true. Intel released the i7-8086K well into Coffee Lake's life, so there's a market for people buying overpriced limited-run CPUs. Now I agree that since Zen 2 will likely be announced right after this CPU is released, it would not be a good buy for anyone outside of those hoping to flip it (or making a video for their YouTube channel for all the cool kids to see). :p
Yeah the naming opportunity on that one was just too good to pass up.
Had to be the 8th gen,wouldn't work otherwise.
I have to disagree with the people who say this is dumb. It is supposed to be a better binned part with a slightly higher clock speed. If it comes witha limited edition cooler that is kind of cool. Nobody will be forcing anyone to buy it and there are always a small niche of people who are into things of this nature. So let people have their fun.
It should either have a cool name like the 8086 or a feature that normal CPUs of that run don't have like the anniversary pentiums having O/C.
Just a slight clock increase is boring AF.
 

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A crappy locked part suddenly unlocked isn't what I would call stimulating. It is still a crappy part. Like putting lipstick on a pig.
 

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A crappy locked part suddenly unlocked isn't what I would call stimulating. It is still a crappy part. Like putting lipstick on a pig.
The 2700x is not locked. What are you referring to ? And I don't think the 8086 is locked either. no other CPU's have been discussed here.
 
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A crappy locked part suddenly unlocked isn't what I would call stimulating. It is still a crappy part. Like putting lipstick on a pig.
Ehh, this isn't Intel we're discussing here, it's AMD Ryzen. All Ryzen CPUs are Unlocked.
 

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The guy above was posting how the Anniversary Pentiums had the exciting feature of being "unlocked" vs the Anniversary 2700X being only an overclocked part and my point was how could unlocking a crappy cpu be exciting? At least the Anniversary 2700X is a viable cpu.
 

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I totally made it up heard that it boosts to 6 Ghz and a cooler that has 2,000 individual RGB lights on it. :p

Seriously though, the details on what differences between it and a regular 2700X are thin. I'd imagine more details will come pretty soon though (since the article thinks it will be available on April 30th).

My personal guess is it will be clocked slightly higher, and maybe come with a "special" anniversary bundled air cooler.
Sounds about right considering the price.
 
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I predict it will be the same but it can clock a little higher. I predict the RGB cooler will be capable of displaying the number 50 whiles it’s spinning and/or AMD.
 

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A product for impatient people who just can't wait for ryzen2 ...
I'm getting the itch, gotta sit on my hands
 
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Bought an 8086k when it was cheaper than an 8700K or a 9900K for overclocking it is a nice piece of silicon that does very well. Special CPU's can be worth it but only under certain circumstances.
 
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It'd be like settling for one of Cindarella's ugly sisters when you know Cindarella herself will be available only a short time later.
Whilst Cindarella's sisters may not be that ugly in all honesty, you do know that Cindarella is where its truly at.
 

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Bought an 8086k when it was cheaper than an 8700K or a 9900K for overclocking it is a nice piece of silicone that does very well. Special CPU's can be worth it but only under certain circumstances.
I think you mean silicon. Silicone is used for breast implants and is soft.
 

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2700x anniversary on 7nm silicon....if it is a true processor to begin this what I imagine it will be
 

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chrisjames61 said:
The guy above was posting how the Anniversary Pentiums had the exciting feature of being "unlocked" vs the Anniversary 2700X being only an overclocked part and my point was how could unlocking a crappy cpu be exciting? At least the Anniversary 2700X is a viable cpu.
It's exciting for some because that CPU (Pentium G3258) was dirt cheap at the time at $72. For people on a budget, more performance could be squeezed out of it while spending a bit more on a better video card for instance. It's the same reason most of us started overclocking back in the day, and some still do to this day - to get more without paying more.
 
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These are getting released in a few days here, so where is all the info at??
Does AMD not know what marketing is??
 
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These are getting released in a few days here, so where is all the info at??
Does AMD not know what marketing is??
It's probably the part where there is no official AMD Anniversary 2700X, and any references to it are retailers pulling a swift one over unsuspecting consumers.
 

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