Ryzen 2 processors now available

    AMD has formally announced that their second generation of Ryzen desktop processors are now available in the market. With four models to choose from: Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600, the second generation of AMD’s Ryzen processors all well-equipped to handle processing needs from high-end video editors, streamers, gamers, as well as daily computing.

     We won’t break down the details of AMD’s second generation Ryzen processors here, but we’ll be posting a review of it very soon. So stay tuned. The difference between generations, however, are a bit minor. AMD has moved on to a 12nm lithography compared to the 14nm of the first batch of Ryzen processors. With this change of lithography, AMD was able to push higher clock speeds on their new processors, which easily break the 4GHz barrier.

    The second generation of Ryzen processors still use the Zen architecture combined with the new Zen+ core that allows these processors to get major performance, feature, and platform advancements.

    Processor Cores/Threads Base/Boost Clock Speed Smart Prefetch Cache TDP Cooler SRP (VAT included)
    Ryzen 7 2700X 8-cores, 16-threads 3.7GHz, 4.3GHz 20MB 105W Wraith Prism PhP 19,000
    Ryzen 7 2700 8-cores, 16-threads 3.2GHz, 4.1GHz 20MB 65W Wraith Spire PhP 17,600
    Ryzen 5 2600X 6-cores, 12-threads 3.6GHz, 4.2GHz 19MB 95W Wraith Spire PhP 12,750
    Ryzen 5 2600 6-cores, 12-threads 3.4GHz, 3.9GHz 19MB 65W Wraith Stealth PhP 11,300

    Along with a new batch of processors, AMD has also rolled out a new chipset for Ryzen 2; the X470 chipset. This new chipset will allow for enhanced memory compatibility and overclocking capabilities. Existing motherboards for the Ryzen series will also be compatible with Ryzen 2 processors provided that they have been flashed with an updated BIOS.

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