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AMD's 50th anniversary Ryzen 7 2700X CPU will feature Lisa Su's signature

By Shawn Knight · 16 replies
Apr 25, 2019
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  1. Advanced Micro Devices will observe its 50th birthday on May 1, 2019. In celebration of the golden jubilee, the chipmaker is launching special 50th anniversary editions of some of its products including a Ryzen 7 2700X CPU.

    VideoCardz managed to get their hands on some leaked photos of the processor and its packaging. As you can see, the 50th anniversary Ryzen 7 2700X features the laser etched signature of AMD CEO Lisa Su as well as the AMD 50 logo. It also comes packaged in a special black and gold retail box.

    AMD launched the Ryzen 7 2700X on April 19, 2018. Built on a 12nm process, it features a base clock of 3.7GHz, a boost clock of 4.3GHz and a TDP of 105 watts.

    The new chip, along with a special edition Radeon VII graphics card and perhaps some other hardware, will reportedly be announced on April 29 – likely in limited quantities.

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  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,912   +697

    So exciting... hold me back...

    Would have rather seen Jerry Sanders signature on there and a polished copper finish would have been nice to have it stand out at least a little... But nope Lisa Su's signature, really? And change the orange on the box to gold. So original AMD...
     
  3. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 660   +333

    I would buy a Ryzen 3 50th anniversary CPU. I'm holding my build until it launches.
     
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  4. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 695   +949

    If it's not highly binned then what's the point?

    At least the i7 8086k had something beyond the nostalgic moniker, namely it was the best of the best you could get.
     
  5. codgerface

    codgerface TS Booster Posts: 37   +59

    I can think of no better symbol to honor the cumulative successes of countless employees spanning 50 years than to place the lone signature of the chief millionaire executive from the last 4.5 years on the IHS. :joy:

    (put down the pitchforks, not meant to be anti-AMD at all, quite the contrary).
     
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  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,363   +2,872

    A signature that no person really signs is fake and worth nothing.
     
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  7. Slappy McPhee

    Slappy McPhee TS Booster Posts: 144   +76

    Woopidy do!

    Apparently AMD is the Toyota and Lexus of computing now?
     
  8. paul1122

    paul1122 TS Rookie

    Can hardly wait to get one of these CPU's with what her names signature on it.
     
  9. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Evangelist Posts: 311   +124

    My water block would look great on top of that signature.
     
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  10. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,144   +3,565

    I'm holding out for the Mortimer Snerd version!
     
  11. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 489   +302

    Uh.........what?
     
  12. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 545   +153

    Never seen that guy before.
     
  13. Catweazle

    Catweazle TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +37

    It's not like it will be visible once it's installed anyway, unless someone is going to just put it on a shelf.
     
  14. paul1122

    paul1122 TS Rookie

    "The new chip, along with a special edition Radeon VII graphics card and perhaps some other hardware, will reportedly be announced on April 29 – likely in limited quantities."

    Wait, I'm getting the feeling this was done because maybe someone named Lisa might be getting fired soon. :O
     
  15. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,912   +697

    In theory, if you don't already have a 2700x right now, there's zero reason to go out and but one when the 3000 series is right around the corner, other than to put it on a shelf to admire it.
     
  16. Robdarian

    Robdarian TS Rookie

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my 1700, but I, and probably most, don’t give two shits about Su and won’t spend $1 for her signature. This is worse than intel charging the same price for a cpu with no on-board gpu than one with a working gpu.
     
  17. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 714   +268

    Memorabilia with die cast original and the modern Ryzen 3000 showcasing 50 years of progress would make more sense. Intel, for their part, are good at souping up their current offerings, however AMD don't really have that advantage. Maybe they should have just waited for the 3000 release. I think that issue would still be well received. You can pre-order the chip, and get a die cast replica to display, even in the meantime. I will consider the Performance Ryzen 3000 chip as the 50 year anniversary offering. It doesn't necessarily have to be on the exact 50th year day.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2019

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