Every company loves a good anniversary. It's a time to explain the origin story, show how the company came to the fore, and discuss the next year's of business. This year sees AMD hit 50, and those celebrations are expected to ramp up over the next couple of months, especially with AMD headlining the launch keynote at the annual Computex trade show. On the back of this anniversary, it would appear that AMD is preparing some special anniversary edition processor bundles.

Based on product listings at ShopBLT, a retailer known for making early listings, AMD is planning to release a special Anniversary Edition of its top of the line Ryzen 7 2700X processor, bundled with the Ryzen Wraith Prism RGB CPU cooler.

The listing doesn't state what is special about this edition, but it is priced substantially higher than a standard 2700X plus Wraith package, at $388 vs $329. We do see that the package has its own SKU numbering different to the normal boxed version of the 2700X (YD270XBGAFA50), but given AMDs history we might see bundled game packages or perhaps a physical addition to the box. Given the seemingly $50 price difference, I hope it's something a bit more substantial and physical, especially if this ends up being a limited time offering.

We are reaching out to AMD for official comment.

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  • npz - Thursday, April 18, 2019 - link

    Are those US prices? Even the listed $329 for the stock version is unrealistic
    https://www.microcenter.com/product/505632/ryzen-7...
    - $279 minus another $30 off with mobo discount

    With Ryzen 2 coming up soon after this seems like a non-starter if there's no difference in the cpu itself
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  • Sttm - Thursday, April 18, 2019 - link

    This is terrible. What they should have done is get 100 great engineering samples of 7nm Ryzen 2, and sell them as Ryzen FX-50 for $1000 each. Reply
  • Flunk - Thursday, April 18, 2019 - link

    Last-ditch attempt to move those current-gen processors before the new ones drop. Reply
  • haukionkannel - Friday, April 19, 2019 - link

    This is collector item. Not something that you would put on pc... you buy one and out to vitrine or pedastal! Reply
  • rocky12345 - Thursday, April 18, 2019 - link

    I would hope for the higher price they include something other than the box like add a game to the bundle. What would be great but won't happen would be if they hand picked some of the best samples over the year and had them able to over clock out of the box up to at least 4.5Ghz min and if we are gonna get even more unreal have them be able to get up to 4.7Ghz. Of coarse supplies would be very limited because probably really hard to find samples that would be able to OC that high...:) Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Thursday, April 18, 2019 - link

    If you search that site for the 2700x, you’ll find that the special edition is actually cheaper than the retail version—at least the last time I checked. That tells us that shopBLTs prices don’t tell us much on what this might cost, if it even exists. Reply
  • ethancampbell - Thursday, May 09, 2019 - link

    If they offer anything near to 16 core, 5 GHz boost, and 10% IPC it won't matter what their competitor Intel will do, the https://www.prodissertationhelp.co.uk performance extrapolated from that is so immense that at least for the next few years, it will be "plenty good enough". It will be years before software catches up and more CPU power is needed. Reply

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