AMD announces its new 50th Anniversary Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition, Radeon VII Gold Edition along with RX 590 AMD 50th Anniversary Edition and Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 special motherboard
Not everyday a tech giant turns 50 years old, so to commemorate 50 years in the Silicon industry, AMD is planning to refine some its best products and launch it as a part of special edition.
AMD did have remarkable trajectory starting as a small Silicon Valley start-up and then turning into one of the world’s most respected chipmaking giant. Like any other company, AMD did face many ups and downs, but the US chipmaker has persevered through adversities to complete its 50 years.
To celebrate this 50th Anniversary as on May 1, AMD has announced some of their new special editions products. Among the products, you have AMD’s best consumer level CPU processor, graphics card and motherboard.
AMD is also offering its own AMD50 game bundle with both its commemorative Gold processors and graphics cards. This bundle includes a coupon code for a free PC version of the new World War Z title and the latest Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Gold Edition, that also includes a Year 1 season pass along with other extra game content.
Let’s talk more about them in details:
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition
Ryzen series has always been very special to AMD, because it is due to this new Zen architecture, they have completely changed the game and has come to the limelight. Even at the last quarter of 2018, AMD overtook Intel’s market share and sold its CPUs at an amazing pace.
With cutting edge new features, with higher cores and clock speeds, the 2nd gen Ryzen processors were totally successful in attracting more customers with its impressive pricing. To celebrate the glorious 50 years, it is obvious for AMD to revamp its best desktop end processor from last year i.e. the Ryzen 7 2700X.
Surprisingly, this CPU has no special functionalities or increase in clock frequencies. But, there’s the elegant packaging to the unique laser engraved signature of AMD’s President and CEO Dr Lisa Su on the processor’s IHS (integrated heat spreader) screams collector’s material.
The Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition is also included with a sticker of AMD CEO Lisa Su’s autograph and a coupon for a free AMD 50th anniversary t-shirt. The processor is now widely available online at the MSRP of $329.
- 8 cores & 16 threads
- 3.7 GHz base clock frequency with boost up to 4.3 GHz
- 20MB of combined cache
- 105 Watt TDP
- AMD StoreMI Technology and SenseMI Technology
- AMD Ryzen Master Utility
- Unlocked Processor
- AMD Wraith Prism Cooler Included
AMD Radeon VII 50th Anniversary Edition
The recently launched 7nm Radeon VII GPU also gets a special 50th Edition revamp. The packaging of the Radeon VII 50th Anniversary Edition shows this 7nm graphics card with a red shroud as opposed to the typical silver colour shroud that’s currently employed on the typical Radeon VII.
This GPU features the same specifications as the normal one and will retail for the same price of $699. You also get the special AMD50 game bundle as mentioned earlier.
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 AMD 50th Anniversary Edition
The AMD Radeon RX 590 was AMD’s first ever 12nm GPU that was basically launched for mid-ranged gamers for smooth 1080p gaming performance.
Not everyone can afford a high end Radeon VII GPU special edition, so AMD partnered with Sapphire has given the Nitro+ RX 590 8GB the posh 50th-anniversary treatment.
There’s no special performance improvement or any physical change to the original graphics card, but yes this time the GPU has been coloured with a golden yellow tint. The AMD50 game bundle remains intact with this GPU as well. The MSRP of this GPU is set at $239.99.
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50
Apart from CPUs and GPUs to celebrate this auspicious moment, Gigabyte has launched the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50. This new ATX motherboard is a new addition from the brand’s Aorus gaming line.
With this motherboard, you can expect it to come with the flashy LEDs, latest connectivity technologies, and some gaming oriented features that Gigabyte has to offer.
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