AMD has recently announced their new 2017 Ryzen CPU processor series  

AMD Unveils Cheap, Powerful Flagship Ryzen CPUs
http://www.pcmag.com/news/351883/amd-unveils-cheap-powerful-flagship-ryzen-cpus

After four years of development and amidst the building speculation of gamers and PC enthusiasts, AMD today announced that its Ryzen CPUs are now available for pre-order and will ship on March 2  Like their chief competition—Intel’s Core i7 processors—Ryzen will come in several flavors, which you can pre-order starting at $329. That price gets you the base model, the Ryzen 7 1700, an eight-core, 16-thread processor with a base clock speed of 3GHz that can be boosted to 3.7GHz. The next step up is the $399 Ryzen 7 1700X, which increases the clock speed to 3.4GHz with a 3.8GHz boost. Finally, there’s the top-of-the-line $499 1800X, which runs at 3.6GHz and can be boosted to 4.0GHz. Like the 1700, the 1700X and 1800X both have eight cores and 16 threads.