AMD has finally released the second generation of its Ryzen processors. The new lineup consists of four different processors: Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 1600. Compared to their predecessors, these new processors bring numerous advantages.
For these releases, AMD has worked to improve the architecture powering the Ryzen chips. Out of the four chips, Ryzen 7 2700X is the fastest chip with a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and max boost of 4.3GHz. This chip replaces the older Ryzen 7 1800.
The newer generation Ryzen CPUs are a lot cheaper as well. Compared to 1800X, which shipped at $499, 2700X is now available at $329.
If you’re running low on cash, Ryzen 5 2600 is the most affordable option; it’s available for $199. Clocked between 3.9GHz and 3.4GHz, it’s expected to compete with Intel’s Core i5-8500.
These chips are based on AMD’s 12nm Zen+ architecture. Next year, Zen 2 will bring significant architecture change and more improvements. It’s also worth noting that AMD is also giving a free “Wraith” cooler with every CPU.
Apart from the basic specification details, AMD has refrained itself from giving further information.
These chips will be available in stores from April 19th. Buy them here on Amazon.