Here's how to make sense of AMD Ryzen naming

Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700. What do those names tell you about the chip? Answer: A lot!

Processor naming can be confusing to the uninitiated. I mean, names such as "Ryzen 7 1800X" or "Ryzen 7 1700" on the surface might make no sense, but they tell you a lot about the silicon.

Here's how to decode the name.

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Decoding AMD Ryzen naming
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So, "Ryzen 7 1800X" decodes out to:

  • First-generation, enthusiast/prosumer chip aimed at the enthusiast/prosumer segment, with XFR

While "Ryzen 7 1700" is:

  • First-generation, enthusiast/prosumer chip aimed at the enthusiast/prosumer segment, without XFR

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