|CPU Model||CPU Type||Cores||Threads||Base Clock Speed||Boost Clock Speed||TDP||Release Date|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||Ryzen 7||8||16||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||95W||Mar 2, 2017|
|Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X||Ryzen 7||8||16||3.4 GHz||3.8 GHz||95W||Jun 29, 2017|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||Ryzen 7||8||16||3.4 GHz||3.8 GHz||95W||Mar 2, 2017|
|Ryzen 7 PRO 1700||Ryzen 7||8||16||3.0 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W||Jun 29, 2017|
|Ryzen 7 1700||Ryzen 7||8||16||3.0 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W||Mar 2, 2017|
|Ryzen 5 1600X||Ryzen 5||6||12||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||95W||Apr 11, 2017|
|Ryzen 5 PRO 1600||Ryzen 5||6||12||3.2 GHz||3.6 GHz||65W||Jun 29, 2017|
|Ryzen 5 1600||Ryzen 5||6||12||3.2 GHz||3.6 GHz||65W||Apr 11, 2017|
|Ryzen 5 1500X||Ryzen 5||4||8||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W||Apr 11, 2017|
|Ryzen 5 PRO 1500||Ryzen 5||4||8||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W||Jun 29, 2017|
|Ryzen 5 1400||Ryzen 5||4||8||3.2 GHz||3.4 GHz||65W||Apr 11, 2017|
|Ryzen 3 1300X||Ryzen 3||4||4||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W||Jul 27, 2017|
|Ryzen 3 PRO 1300||Ryzen 3||4||4||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||65W||Jun 29, 2017|
|Ryzen 3 PRO 1200||Ryzen 3||4||4||3.1 GHz||3.4 GHz||65W||Jun 29, 2017|
|Ryzen 3 1200||Ryzen 3||4||4||3.1 GHz||3.4 GHz||65W||Jul 27, 2017|
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Key Features of 1st Generation Ryzen CPUs
Launched in 2017, AMD’s first generation of Ryzen CPUs has been one of AMD’s biggest accomplishments when it comes to CPUs, gaming, and hardware. At this moment in time, AMD demonstrated their Zen architecture through their 1000 series CPUs, which allowed for massive improvements in performance, that allowed AMD to finally compete with Intel when it comes to processing power and gaming.
What made the Ryzen CPU so powerful was the higher core and thread counts at the time. This is incredible, especially if you take in the fact that the Ryzen 3 was a quad-core budget CPU. And at the time that was an impressive feat to accomplish. This allowed for efficient multitasking and higher performance in multithreaded applications.
The first generation of Ryzen CPUs marked AMD’s significant return to competitive performance in the CPU market. This generation included models ranging from the Ryzen 3 1200 to the Ryzen 7 1800X, each catering to different segments of the market.
Ryzen 3 Series (1200 and 1300X): AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs are targeted toward people looking to build a more budget computer. Other not as fast as other consumer CPUs, both the Ryzen 1200 and 1300X offer tremendous value for their price, as they are both quad-core CPUs, which was very uncommon for a budget CPU in 2017. This allowed for decent performance for everyday computing tasks and allowed for entry-level gaming.
Ryzen 5 Series (1400, 1500X, 1600, and 1600X): For a more middle-of-the-pack CPU, the 1st generation Ryzen 5 CPUs offer a lot of flexibility depending on what you want to use your computer for. The Ryzen 5 CPUs come with a mix of processors that use 6 cores as well as some that use 4 cores. They offer an increase in performance from the Ryzen 3 CPUs and perform well when it comes to gaming and other more intensive tasks.
Ryzen 7 Series (1700, 1700X, and 1800X): The 1st generation Ryzen 7 CPUs actually have a soft spot in my heart because the Ryzen 7 1700 was actually the first processor I ever bought to build my first ever gaming PC back in 2017. These are Ryzen’s highest level processors for the 1 generation Ryzen CPUs and were aimed to target computer enthusiasts and professionals. With never-before-seen multithreaded performance, these CPUs excelled at high-intensive tasks that rivaled other high-end CPU models from competitors at a better price point.
Across the board, the 1st generation Ryzen CPUs were praised for bringing more cores and threads to mainstream users, a feature that was typically reserved for more expensive, high-end CPUs. However, in saying this there were some downsides as well, especially when looking at single-core performance, and the performance you get when gaming.