AMD has announced pre-orders on Ryzen 2nd generation processors are officially live now and the chips are due to arrive on April 19.
AMD’s newest processor family includes four processors: the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 5 2600. Both the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 2700 feature eight cores, 16 threads and, as rumored, a higher base/boost clock speeds over the previous Ryzen 7 1700X and 1700 CPUs.
The $329 (about £230, AU$420) Ryzen 7 2700X features a 3.7 GHz base clock, 4.3 GHz boost clock and 20MB cache, but a higher 105W TDP – up from the 95W Ryzen 7 1700X.
The $299 (about £210, AU$380) Ryzen 7 2700 is a touch slower with a 3.2 GHz base, 4.1 GHz boost, 20MB and a lower 65W TDP because of lower overclocking capabilities.
The 2nd generation Ryzen 5 kicks off with two six core and 12 thread options: the Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 5 2600. The Rzyen 5 2600X costs $229 (about £160, AU$290), and comes with a 3.6 GHz base clock with a 4.2 GHz boost, 19MB of cache and 95W TDP.
Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 2600 costs $199 (about £140, AU$260), and is also a hair slower at 3.4 GHz and 3.9 GHz base and boost clock speeds, respectively – along with 19MB cache and 65W TDP.
While it might seem like AMD's non-X suffixed chips are getting the short end of the stick, the pricing between all the parts is fairly close. So it doesn’t seem like AMD is placing as much of a premium on the Extended Frequency Range (which is exclusive to X variants) and overall greater overclocking abilities of the 2700X or 2600X.
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