Second-Generation Ryzen Processors Up For Pre-Order

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The new chips are an improvement over the first generation and ensure that AMD can sustain the momentum that Ryzen has gained over the past year or so. 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 new processors are led by the company's latest flagship CPU, the eight-core Ryzen 7 2700X.

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. According to a report from Kotaku, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 2700X will include a "Prism LED" cooler, which comes with a multi-colored LED backlight.

One particular PC enthusiast by the name of "TSAIK" recently submitted his results for overclocking AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X and things look very good for those who would like to overclock these CPUs as he was able to overclock these CPUs to run at 5.8 GHz clock speed across all cores.

There's also 2 new Ryzen 5 CPUs that were launched alongside the Ryzen 7 CPUs.

2600X - six cores, 12 threads, 19MB of cache. The processor has a 95 W TDP and can be cooled by the Wraith Spire cooler, included in the box.

AMD also announced a new X470 chipset, though the new processors are compatible with existing socket AM4 motherboards as well (with a BIOS update). If these and the other results shared are accurate, the Ryzen 7 2700X, and it appears the Ryzen 5 2600, are able to directly challenge some of the best performing Intel CPUs.

Customers can get the Ryzen 5 2600X for $229 which is clocked at 3.6 GHz with 4.2 GHz boost.

The processors were plopped into an MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard along with a single 8GB G.Skill Tirdent Z DDR4 memory module. The CPUs are up for pre-orders on major etailers around the world, starting from April 13th, while the sale starts from April 19, 2018.

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