Also, Intel CPU, which is one of the AMD Ryzen's big competitors reportedly threaten on the launching of this AMD Ryzen 5.
On Wednesday, Patently Apple reported that Intel is not only working on its new processors, it is also slated to unveil them next month during Computex 2017 in Taipei. The 1800X did lag the 6900K, as well as Intel's Core i7-7700K (based on Kaby Lake, $339 recommended price), in many 1080p-resolution gaming benchmarks, but was more competitive in higher-resolution gaming tests for which GPU power matters more. In addition, AMD will launch its high-performance X399 platform for AMD Ryzen with 16-core processors. A 12-core Skylake-X processor will be launched in August.
Digitimes' report, along with several others, has confirmed that Intel is indeed planning to bring the new processors soon to counter AMD Ryzen.More news: Williams vows to return in 2018 after pregnancy
Coffee Lake chips will be the fourth processor line to use Intel's 14-nm architecture after Broadwell, Skylake, and Kaby Lake.
However, it's important to note that AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X processor isn't the only new chip in the new lineup. The processors that Intel is believed to be showcasing at the event are the Skylake-X and the Kaby Lake-X.
After digging through eBay Deals new offer on a 20% off coupon through select sellers (sorry, it's not all eBay), it's clear to skip the base model 1700 Ryzen 7 for $329.99 in favor of the mid-tier Ryzen 7 1700X as it is now cheaper after the eBay coupon with a drop from $399.99 to $319.99. The base clock is a 3.6 GHz one and you can boost it up to 4 GHz. Meanwhile, check out the latest review on AMD Ryzen 5 in the video below! However, because AMD is going after the resurgent PC gaming market, its Ryzen chips are overclockable and thus can be run at much faster speeds than advertised. It's expected to deliver marginal performance improvements, possibly similar to the ones Intel gained from Kaby Lake. It will likely receive most of the demand for its high-end Ryzen CPUs from gamers. However, come down in performance a little and AMD's Ryzen 7 becomes more affordable.