AMD is about to hit quite the milestone, celebrating its 50th anniversary on May 1st. In celebration of this, a couple of limited edition products are inbound, focusing on AMD’s current flagship graphics card and processor.
Details are scarce on these two new products, aside from the single leaked image showcasing the package. A red tint on the AMD Radeon VII 7nm is the obvious change, although it’s unclear just how the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X will benefit from any cosmetic changes. It’s certainly not a typical selling point for a processor. Instead, various listings at retailers suggest the Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition could offer higher clock speeds which would make it a tempting proposition, dependent on price.
Current pre-order prices for the 8C/16T 2700X peg it at around $340, which isn’t too bad at all. With Ryzen 3000 series right around the corner though, it would take a brave fan to jump in there this late in the gen.
There’s no word yet on how much the Radeon VII 50th Anniversary Edition would set you back, but the standard $699 seems like a safe bet. We’ll see how it all pans out next Monday, April 29th.
“Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products,” said AMD CEO and president Lisa Su, in a 50th anniversary announcement. “We grew into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way. From the early days in my engineering career to today, I remain amazed by the impact and future potential of semiconductor technology, and I’m extremely proud to see how far we‘ve come.
“AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges. There was never a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives.”