AMD Marks 50th Anniversary With Limited Gold Edition CPUs And GPUs
On the 1st of May 2019, American chipmaker AMD will mark its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this significant feat, the company is offering limited Gold Edition versions of its high-end Ryzen 7 2700x CPU and the Radeon VII GPU. The PC parts will be offered across the globe between the 29th of April and 8th of June via select online and offline retailers. Additionally, some of AMD’s partner companies will also offer Gold Edition components like the motherboard during the sale.
Noteworthy, the Gold Edition components are no different than the standard variants in terms of specifications rather they have a distinctive look. The Gold Edition Ryzen 7 2700x CPU has an AMD50 logo etched on top while the heat spreader that ships with it has an etched signature of company CEO Dr Lisa Su. On the other hand, the Radeon VII CPU has a Red Cooler shroud and redesigned packaging with AMD50 logo and gold accents.
Talking about the specifications, the Ryzen 7 2700x is an Octa-Core CPU that has 16 threads. It has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a maximum boost speed of 4.3 GHz. The chip has 768 kb of L1 cache, 4 MB of L2 cache, 16 MB of L3 cache and is manufactured using 12 nm FinFET technology. The Radeon VII is the world’s first GPU to be manufactured using a 7 nm fabrication process and is comprised of 13.2 billion transistors. It has 60 compute units and 3840 stream processors with 16 GB HMB2 RAM with 1 TB/S memory bandwidth.
The Ryzen 7 2700x Gold Edition CPU carries a price tag of US $ 329 while the Radeon VII Gold Edition costs US $ 699. AMD is yet to disclose the price and availability of the components for the Indian market which might happen soon as the date of the anniversary is approaching fast.
Besides the commercial availability of the limited edition parts, AMD will also be hosting an open house party at its office in Markham, Ontario, where fans and members of the public are invited to see a demonstration of products and interact with the staff.