Set to celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 1, AMD is rolling out two limited edition products to memorialize the date. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition CPU and the AMD Radeon VII Gold Edition will come in a special package and will be bundled with free PC versions of the World War Z as well as The Division 2 Gold Edition games, stickers of CEO Lisa Su's signature, and a code to redeem a limited edition T-shirt.

Altogether AMD will offer two 50th anniversary edition products: a CPU and a GPU. The eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition processor is a standard-clocked 2700X (3.7 - 4.3 GHz) with a cosmetic upgrade, featuring Dr. Lisa Su’s signature imprinted on its IHS and coming in a special packaging. The CPU will also come with AMD's top end Wraith Prism CPU cooler. The 2700X Gold Edition will cost $329 in the US and will be available from select retailers all across the world.

Meanwhile the Radeon VII Gold Edition graphics card will be going a similar route, receiving a red shroud and gold AMD50 packaging. It will cost $699 in the US and will be available from AMD.com and JD.com.

 

Customers who will buy the CPU or GPU will also get two free games: the World War Z and The Division 2 Gold Edition (with Year 1 Season Pass). In addition, they will get a Lisa Su-autographed sticker and a coupon to get a free AMD 50th anniversary T-shirt.

AMD's 50th Anniversary Campaigns
Hardware Games Bonus Campaign End Date MSRP
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition (with imprinted Lisa Su autograph) World War Z

The Division 2 Gold Edition with Year 1 Season Pass
An AMD50 sticker signed by the AMD CEO and a coupon to redeem for a free AMD 50th anniversary t-shirt June 8, 2019 $329
AMD Radeon VII Gold Edition $699

In addition to two 50th anniversary edition products, AMD’s partners across the world will also offer special deals on select AMD’s products, though they will vary by countries and regions.

AMD’s 50th anniversary campaigns will run from April 29 through June 8, but local promotions will have different dates and terms. It is worth noting that, for the CPU at least, the retail price of the limited edition versions will be reasonably higher ($40-$80) than the standard non-50th edition, due to price pressure on those parts at various retailers. 

Newegg: $329

Update: Newegg is stating that buyers of the product will be entered into a free prize draw to win an AMD Matisse processor, coming out later this year. 

Update 2: All claims about a Matisse drawing have been removed from Newegg's page.

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Sources: AMD, Akiba PC Hotline

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  • duploxxx - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    the Ryzen should have had special bin, but than again, that would needed bios updates at this stage of ryzen 2000 series, not a wise thing to do..... Reply
  • usernametaken76 - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    The binned processors are already on Threadripper. Reply
  • Zoolook13 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - link

    They could well be well binned, we'll find out when ppl start overclocking them, but I wish they'd waited for the 3000 series to launch. Reply
  • hendermd - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    memorialize Reply
  • rocky12345 - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    It would be kind of cool to have one of these products but then again with Ryzen 3000 series coming out and everyone thinking Navi just might be the holy grail for AMD I am not sure these would be the best choice for most people. I guess those that want to have something that would be considered a bit more special it might be worth the investment though.

    For the 50th anv CPU I am going to guess they will all most likely make it to an easy 4.3GHz overclock and probably some will make it to 4.4GHz that is if AMD did some CPU binning to make these be able to push a bit farther but probably not.
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  • Dragonstongue - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    so you are saying, this 2700x "gold" will be the same as a standard one just a fancy autograph on the IHS and a T-shirt.

    nahh, I think AMD would be mega fk stupid if they did not volt tune, bin salvage for these parts, not mega corp does things "spur of the moment" they are generally very well orchestrated ^.^
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  • peevee - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    They are not binned.
    Probably uppriced, but then discounted for employees.
    Reply
  • watersb - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    Signed by CEO Lisa Su! Reply
  • sorten - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    expensive ink Reply
  • ads295 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - link

    Signed by Lisa Su along with stickers of the same??? Seems like the sort of thing Japanese companies would do, lol. Reply

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