AMD's 50th Anniversary is fast approaching on May 1, and if a new posting at online retailer ShopBLT.com can be trusted, AMD is on the cusp of releasing a new 50th Anniversary Ryzen 7 2700X to celebrate. Aside from the mention of a bundled Wraith Prism cooler, the listing tells us little about what differentiates this chip from existing Ryzen 7 2700X models, but it is listed at $340.95, which is well above the typical ~$295 price range of the chip. Credit: ShopBLT.com
Releasing a commemorative chip certainly isn't an entirely new phenomenon: Intel released the Core i7-8086K last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the x86 instruction set architecture. That chip came with special tuning that pushed clock frequencies up to 5.0 GHz, a first at the time, so we may see a similar approach with AMD's purported new chip. Credit: AMD
AMD also released its Limited Edition Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600X MAX bundles last year, and even though those chips still haven't made their way to American shores, you can still find these chips, which come with a better Wraith Max cooler than the standard models, for sale overseas.
AMD is clearly gearing up its 50th-anniversary celebration. Today the company posted an open invitation to the public to its Markham Open House event, which occurs on the company's 50th anniversary on May 1st.
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