While Intel has largely dominated the processor space in the market, AMD seeks to outshine its rival with Ryzen CPU which comes with a default overclocking mode. AMD announced and demonstrated their next-gen Ryzen CPUs and Vega graphics processors at the Consumer Electronics Show. The company also revealed that Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked and overclocking ready.
At the AMD Ryzen press briefing, the company reiterated that the next-generation CPUs from its Ryzen range will have fully unlocked multipliers, reports UberGizmo. The company said one who buys Ryzen processor will be able to overclock it right after taking it out of the box. AMD is not going to be shipping any locked Ryzen CPUs and that surely is great news for many PC enthusiasts.
The most premium of the Ryzen chips will impress with a base clock speed of 3.6GHz while the turbo boost can go as high as 3.9GHz. The same processors will cross 4GHz mark on all core or go up to 5GHz in a single-core with overclocking.
AMD also promised a hard launch for Ryzen, without any paper launches, limited availability, or limited product introductions. It won’t be limited to the high-end 8-core, 16-thread model AMD’s been showing in all its demos.
The new launches will see the debut of multiple configurations of Ryzen CPUs. However, the company didn’t reveal an exact release date for the upcoming range. Furthermore, each and every AM4 motherboard, cooler, and PC that AMD announced last night will be available from day one.