Come 1 May, AMD will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in the industry. To commemorate its milestone, the company will be launching some limited edition components, chief among which is the Ryzen 7 2700X CPU.
Specifically, the 50th anniversary Ryzen 7 2700X ship out with a slightly tweaked logo on the CPU, plus the signature of Lisa SU, AMD’s CEO, laser-etched into the lid as well. It’s packaging will also be visibly different; instead of AMD’s usual orange and grey colour scheme, the retail packaging of the 50th anniversary CPU will sport a black and gold motif.
As a recap, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X was launched back in April 2018. The CPU is based AMD’s 12nm die lithography, and features a 8-cores, 16-threads layout. Performance-wise, it has a base clock of 3.7GHz and boost clock of 4.3GHz.
It doesn’t look like the 50th anniversary Ryzen 7 2700X will receive any sort of performance tweaks. Of course, it goes without saying that its pricetag will also be slightly, if not significantly pricier than a normal Ryzen 7 2700X.
There’s also supposed to be a 50th anniversary Radeon VII in the pipelines. Instead of black and gold, though, an image shared by Videocardz hints at the possibility of the card sporting a bright, cherry red cooler shroud.
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In conjunction with its golden jubilee, AMD’s long-time partners have also announced that they will be giving some of their products a facelift too. Sapphire, for example, will be releasing an RX 590 Nitro+ graphics card with a gold colour cooler shroud. While Gigabyte will doing a limited run X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 motherboards.
In any case, AMD will be making the announcement on 29 April, so we’ll just have to wait until then to see what else the brand has in store for us.