AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs Now Available As Faster And Cheaper Options

Joanna Estrada
April 16, 2018

While Intel Core processors have a maximum of 6 cores for the top model in the 8th gen series, the base model of the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen have 6 cores at one-third the price.

The new Ryzen 7 2700X is an 8 core 16 threads CPU with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. The new lineup consists of four different processors: Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 1600.

El Chapuzas Informatico has benchmarked the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and used the latest Promotory X470 motherboard alongside an MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z and 3200Mhz memory modules. The top-of-the-line second generation AMD Ryzen CPU model is reportedly going to be priced at $329, which will be a relatively great bargain when compared to the 1700X and the 1800X, now priced at $399 and $499, respectively.

The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors use the same Zen architecture as the previous one that AMD claims allowed it to push for a staggering 52 per cent increase in the Instructions Per Clock, compared to the previous architecture.

There's also 2 new Ryzen 5 CPUs that were launched alongside the Ryzen 7 CPUs. Clocked between 3.9GHz and 3.4GHz, it's expected to compete with Intel's Core i5-8500. The 2600 has a combined cache of 19 MB and has a lower TDP value of 65 W. The CPU comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler. The 2700 model will come with single-color Spire LED cooler, while the 2600X and 2600 will come with regular "Wraith" coolers. AMD is scheduled to launch the new Zen chips on April 19. Interested buyers may also pre-order the new processors on the company's website.

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