AMD has revealed that, after what seems like an eternity of waiting, Ryzen will be available on 2nd March.

Being at the southern most tip of Africa this usually means local PC builders have to wait sometime before the tech reaches us, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

A number of online retailers have begun listing the pricing of AMD’s latest CPUs. It’s worth noting that these processors are currently available for pre-order and buyers should receive receive them on release day.

Evetech Wootware Rebeltech Computersonly Titan Ice
Ryzen 7 1800x R8 199 R8 199 R8 199 R8 199 R7 999
Ryzen 7 1700x R6 199 R6 299 R6 299 R6 199 R6 199
Ryzen 7 1700 R5 199 R5 199 R5 199 R5 199 R5 199

Titan Ice seems to have the best price for the top of the range 1800x but it’s worth shopping around as we get closer to release day.

This series is being hailed as AMD’s return to the enthusiast market. Both the Ryzen 7 1800x and 1700x feature something AMD calls Extended Frequency Range. This nifty little inclusion allows the CPU to essentially overclock itself given enough thermal headroom.

How effective this feature will be remains to be seen, but with the release just one week away we won’t have to wait long.

If you are itching to get a taste of what Ryzen is capable of, Linus Sebastian from Linus Tech Tips was at the launch of the CPU and managed to get some hands on time with the processors.

Ryzen retailer links

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.