• The AMD Ryzen logo is revealed during AMD New Horizon event on Dec. 13, 2016.

The AMD Ryzen logo is revealed during AMD New Horizon event on Dec. 13, 2016. (Photo : YouTube/Red Gaming Tech)

AMD has confirmed that all upcoming Ryzen Summit Ridge CPUs, based on Zen architecture, are unlocked, meaning users can opt to overclock the chips right out of the box as AM4 chipsets and air or liquid cooling solutions will be available from day one of the SoC release date.

Fresh off the CES 2017 intro of the Ryzen chips, WCCFTech reported that the Intel rival CPUs will hit the market ready to satisfy PC enthusiasts' thirst for overclocking. The chipmaker has essentially confirmed that "all Ryzen CPUs will be multiplier unlocked and ready for overclocking right out of the box. There will be no locked Ryzen CPUs," the report added.

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AMD has also indicated that the Ryzen chips will be served in multiple flavors - of varying configurations and core counts implementations. As rumored earlier, the most top-tier serving will boast of 8-core processing muscle with 16 threads support, which likely will be the Ryzen SR7 Black Edition.

The same publication has stated in previous reports that AMD plans to challenge Intel's market dominance with the release of the flagship SR7 chip in two editions and supported by the mid-range SR5 and the budget-friendly SR3.

And overclocking with Ryzen chips can be done on day one, WCCFTech said, as AM4 chipsets will be readily available from the following motherboard manufacturers: ASRock, ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE and MSI. AM4 X370, X300 and B350 chipsets are all fully configured for overclocking the Ryzen CPUs, which is an option not available for the more affordable A320 and A300 chipsets.

Now as safe overclocking will certainly require high-quality liquid cooling, AMD has assured that both air and liquid cooling for AM4 chipsets will be out too on the same day that the Ryzen chips will hit the market.

Per AMD, the most premium of the Ryzen chips will impress with a base clock speed of 3.6GHz while the turbo boost can go as high as 3.9GHz. if overclocking is desired, the 4GHz mark can be breached on all core or up to 5GHz in single-core.

As for the pricing, AMD is yet to confirm anything but per the details shared recently by WCCFTech the price starts at $149 for the SR3 and $249 for the mid-range SR5. For the flagships SR7 Black Edition and the regular SR7, the cash damage of $499 and $349, respectively, remain affordable when compared to the Intel counterparts that normally starting at $1000.

Even as the Ryzen chips have been uncloaked via the CES 2017, AMD remains silent on the actual release date but speculations are rife that the two SR7 chips will be outed anytime in February with the SR5 and SR3 coming out in March or April.