AMD Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Ryzen 7 2700X, Radeon VII Gold Edition, 2 Free Games
- The AMD50 game bundle is already available in India
- The Gold Edition CPU and GPU aren’t different in terms of performance
- AMD’s partner companies have also introduced special edition products
AMD celebrates its 50th anniversary on May 1, and to mark the occasion, the company is rolling out special edition versions of its current top-end CPU and GPU, as well as offering a new game bundle to customers who buy one of a selection of other products. The company also says that select online and offline retailers will be offering 50th anniversary deals on AMD products between April 29 and June 8. in the US, this includes a special one-day sale on May 1 at Best Buy . There will also be special edition products including graphics cards and motherboards from some of AMD’s partner companies.
What people will be most interested in are the 50th Anniversary AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition CPU and AMD Radeon VII Gold Edition graphics card. Both will be sold in limited quantities and only in some countries. The Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition is no different from the standard Ryzen 7 2700X in terms of its speed or other specifications, but does have an AMD50 logo and company CEO Dr Lisa Su’s signature etched onto its heatspreader.
News of the special edition has leaked online a few times, and it was speculated that AMD would be binning its highest performing CPU dies in order to deliver extra overclockability, but there is no official mention of any such feature. The Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition will be sold in a black and gold box and will include the same RGB LED Wraith Prism cooler that the standard product comes with.
The second special edition product is the AMD Radeon VII Gold Edition, which is also not different in terms of features and specifications from the standard Radeon VII, but has a bright red cooler shroud and modified packaging with gold accents and the AMD50 logo.