Pre-Sale of AMD® Ryzen™ Processors Begins at Micro Center®

PowerSpec® PC Line-Up with AMD Ryzen Processors Revealed

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —  Micro Center (, a leading national computer and consumer electronics retailer, announced customers can pre-order the much anticipated, high-performance AMD Ryzen processors at for in-store pickup at the 25 Micro Center stores across the U.S. Also, Micro Center is revealing its line-up of PowerSpec desktops featuring AMD Ryzen processors.

The new AMD Ryzen unlocked processors are designed to meet the needs of gamers and PC enthusiasts and are offered in these configurations:


Micro Center SKU


Ryzen 1700 with Wraith Cooler



Ryzen 1700X without cooler



Ryzen 1800X without cooler




"AMD Ryzen represents one of AMD's most significant processor launches. Micro Center is excited that our customers can now be among the first in the U.S. to pre-order Ryzen processors, which were created to offer never-before-seen extreme performance and all-new features for digital creators, VR pioneers, game world explorers, and tech thrill-seekers," said Kevin Jones, Micro Center Vice President – Merchandising. All Micro Center locations will have AMD Ryzen processors available for pick-up starting March 2.

Micro Center was one of the three North American retailers featured prominently in AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Yu's AMD Ryzen introduction on February 22nd in San Francisco.

Exclusive Bundle Savings 
The AMD Ryzen processor launch is being supported with an extensive lineup of popular 3rd party motherboards and video cards. Micro Center will be offering exclusive bundle savings of up to $50 at the time of AMD Ryzen processor pick-up.

Only from Micro Center: The New PowerSpec PCs with AMD Ryzen Processors 
"Micro Center's PowerSpec line of desktop computers has been gaining attention for offering gaming PCs with the specifications build-your-own-PC enthusiasts would select for themselves, yet which are priced so aggressively that they often actually cost less than if BYOPC enthusiasts were to build the computer themselves.  And PowerSpec gaming machines cost much less than gaming PCs from competitors. PowerSpec PCs with AMD Ryzen processors offers our customers a new level of processing and graphics power for gaming and graphics-intensive applications," said Jones. The new PowerSpec models featuring AMD Ryzen processors will be available beginning in March1.

PowerSpec G700

PowerSpec G710

PowerSpec G740

AMD Ryzen Processor

Ryzen 1700 with Wraith Cooler

Ryzen 1700X with Wraith Cooler

Ryzen 1700X with Wraith Cooler


GTX 1070 8GB graphics

GTX 1070 8GB graphics

GTX 1080 8GB graphics


16GB DDR4 memory

16GB DDR4 memory

16GB DDR4 memory

Solid State Drive




Storage Drive


1TB Storage drive

2TB Storage drive

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Home

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Retail Price





About Micro Center 
Micro Center operates twenty-five large computer and consumer electronics stores in major markets nationwide.  Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Micro Center is designed to satisfy the dedicated computer and consumer electronics customer.  Uniquely focused on computers and related products, Micro Center offers more computers and related items (more than 30,000 items in stock) than any other retailer.  Micro Center is passionate about offering a high level of customer service and pioneered 18-minute in-store pickup for online orders starting in 2009. Consumers can visit Micro Center's 25 stores from coast-to-coast or for thousands of computer-related items, electronics and other technology products. 

Micro Center stores are located in:

Atlanta (2), Baltimore, Boston , Chicago (2), Cincinnati , Cleveland , Columbus, Dallas , Denver , Detroit , Houston , Kansas City , Los Angeles , Minneapolis , New York (5), Philadelphia , St. Louis , Washington, D.C. (2)

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