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2nd. Generation AMD Ryzen Processors Released – See Specifications, Price and Availability

If you have been checking the latest news about AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs, I’m pretty sure you are aware that AMD will be releasing their 2nd generation Ryzen processors this month; including the new X470 motherboards. There were several leaks, including review leaks, that we saw these past few days; thanks to some media getting samples ahead of launch date. Today, AMD has officially announced the AMD Ryzen 7 2700(X) and Ryzen 5 2600(X) processors; including the new AMD X470 chipset for the new X470 motherboards. The Ryzen 7 2700(X) CPUs are an 8-core, 16-threads processors with a boost clock speed of up to 4.3GHz for the 2700X model. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 2600(X) CPUs features 6-core, 12-threads and up to 4.2GHz of boost clock speed for the 2600X model. The Ryzen 7 2700X will come with an MSRP of $329, while the lowest in this batch (the Ryzen 5 2600) will be priced at $199. All CPU models will come with a stock CPU cooler and will be available starting April 19, 2018.

2nd Gen. AMD Ryzen CPUs – High-Performance Desktop CPUs for Computing

One year after the first release of the award-winning AMD Ryzen processors, AMD announced pre-orders begin today worldwide for the eagerly anticipated 2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors, with disruptive levels of compute performance at each of four price points. Delivering high-performance computing and innovative new features, 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors are built to create faster and smoother computing experiences for PC gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts.

According to Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD: “Second generation Ryzen desktop processors take everything that made the original Ryzen so groundbreaking and makes it better – great performance combined with advanced technology to deliver an amazing experience for the most demanding users,”

2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors Lineup
This 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processor lineup includes two 8-core, 16-thread models and two 6-core, 12-thread models, all offering major upgrades and advanced AMD SenseMI technology.

AMD Ryzen 2 Processors Specifications

MODELCORESTHREADSCLOCK SPEED MAX BOOST/ BASE (GHZ)Smart Prefetch CacheTDPCOOLERSEP (USD)
Ryzen 7 2700X8164.3 / 3.720MB105WWraith Prism (LED)$329
Ryzen 7 27008164.1 / 3.220MB65WWraith Spire (LED)$299
Ryzen 5 2600X6124.2 / 3.619MB95WWraith Spire$229
Ryzen 5 26006123.9 / 3.419MB65WWraith Stealth$199

For the first time, the entire line of 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors include a world class AMD Wraith cooler inside the retail box. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU PIB includes the new Wraith Prism cooler, which offers improved thermal performance over the Wraith Max, a more compatible fan profile, and enhanced lighting capabilities with per-RGB controls.

All 2nd gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors are supported by the new AMD X470 chipset, the most advanced, optimized, and efficient chipset to-date for socket AM4. This chipset comes with a free download of the new AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology to combine the speed of an SSD with the capacity of a hard drive into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive.

Motherboards with the AMD X470 chipset will launch alongside the 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors, with designs available from top manufacturers including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. Compatible with all current AM4 processors, the new X470 motherboards augment the existing 300-series motherboards, which are also compatible with the new 2nd gen Ryzen processors after a simple firmware (BIOS) update is installed. Many motherboards in market are already coming with the updated BIOS, indicated by a “Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready” label on the package.

AMD Ryzen 2 Price and Availability

For customers eagerly waiting for 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors, etailers around the world are primed to begin taking pre-orders beginning April 13, at 9 a.m. EDT. On-shelf availability for these 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors is expected on April 19.

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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