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AMD Celebrates 50th Anniversary With ‘Gold Edition’ Ryzen, Radeon VII

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On Wednesday, May 1, AMD will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its own founding. While we lobbied the company to release life-sized cutouts of Jerry Sanders, AMD has opted to actually build products instead.

Unlike Intel’s 8086K “Anniversary Edition” from last year, however, the new Ryzen 7 2700X Gold EditionSEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce doesn’t have any clock jumps or changes. The only actual benefit of the chip over a standard model is the addition of Lisa Su’s signature on the package and a gold box, available at a $329 MSRP.  In addition, a new version of the Radeon VIISEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce comes with a red shroud and gold AMD50 packaging, but no signature is mentioned. The price and availability from AMD.com and JD.com are listed at $699.

But while AMD isn’t offering higher clocks or better performance with these parts, it is packing in its AMD50 game bundle. Here’s the company directly:

AMD50 Game Bundle: Gamers who purchase Gold Edition products — as well as other eligible AMD Ryzen processors, Radeon graphics cards, or Ryzen and Radeon-powered PCs… — will receive a coupon code for a free PC version of World War Z. They will also receive a coupon code for a free PC version of Tom Clancy’s The Division:registered: 2 Gold Edition, which includes a Year 1 Season Pass providing one-week early access to all Year 1 Episodes; eight classified assignments and assignment rewards (backpack trophies); instant unlock of three new specializations as they release; an agent ward outfit, scout emote, and additional bounties and projects; as well as an exclusive AMD50 in-game armband.

AMD50 Tribute T-Shirt and CEO Dr. Lisa Su-Autographed Sticker: To mark this milestone in the company’s history, Gold Edition AMD Ryzen and Radeon products will include an AMD50 sticker signed by the AMD CEO and a coupon to redeem for a free AMD 50th anniversary t-shirt.

 

 

There’s also going to be a select sale. Retailers will be offering various deals. Best Buy is mentioned as offering up to $150 off on “select AMD products,” available exclusively to Best Buy customers in the US. The language implies that deals from other retailers should also be available.

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Eligible products for the AMD50 Game Bundle include the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition, Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, Ryzen 5 2600, Ryzen 5 2400G, Radeon VII Gold Edition, Radeon VII, RX Vega series, RX 590, RX 580, and RX 570.

At this point, would-be AMD buyers might be better off waiting for the unveil of 7nm and Ryzen, but the 50th Anniversary also presents a bit of a unique collection opportunity if you’re a major fan.

 

AMD Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 'Gold Edition' Ryzen, Radeon VII - ExtremeTech 

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