After a long wait, AMD has officially launched its Ryzen CPUs, detailing the price and performance of the entire lineup. And if you're Intel, AMD's offerings look pretty aggressive on both fronts.

Starting at $329 and capping out at $499, AMD's new Ryzen 7 chips look to offer plenty of performance for the buck. Here's a look at the 3 tiers:

  • $499 - Ryzen 7 1800X at 3.6 GHz, up to 4.0 GHz
  • $399 - Ryzen 7 1700X at 3.4 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz
  • $329 - Ryzen 7 1700 at 3.0 GHz, up to 3.7 GHz

At the top end, AMD is claiming a boost over Intel's top i7 offering at, incredibly, half the price. In its benchmarks, AMD says that the $499 Ryzen 7 1800X performs 9% better than Intel's $1050 Core i7 6900K. AMD is also claiming the 1700X claims 39% better performance than the i7 6800K, while the 1700 boasts a 46% performance gain over the Core i7 7700K.

If accurate — and we'll have to wait for independent benchmarks to know for sure — that's some seriously solid performance at a heck of a price. More importantly for AMD fans, Ryzen could reinvigorate the company's position in the market while adding some much-needed competition to the high-end space.

If Ryzen 7 has your interest piqued, the chips are due to go on sale on March 2. Pre-orders are set to start later today from major retailers, and we'll update this post with links once they're live.

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