AMD announces 2nd generation Ryzen processors


AMD today announced the upgrade of its desktop platform. The developers offer Ryzen chips of the 2nd generation, a new top-end chipset AMD X470, as well as the technology of accelerating AMD StoreMI drives.

At the start, the new line will include two 8-core models – Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 7 2700, and pair 6 Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 5 2600.

Ryzen 5/7 2xxx will be the first processors to be manufactured using a 12-nanometer process technology, and also use the improved Zen + architecture.

Advanced technological standards allowed to increase CPU clock speeds. The older model Ryzen 7 2700X received the frequency formula 4.3 / 3.7 GHz, while the same version of the previous generation – Ryzen 7 1700X – was satisfied with a more modest 3.4 / 3.8 GHz, and the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X (3,6 / 4.0 GHz) could not boast of such values. The manufacturer on average 200-400 MHz increased the operating frequencies for other models of the line.

All processors will be equipped with regular air coolers, although their type will depend on the processor model. The older Ryzen 7 2700X will be shipped with the new Wraith Prism, Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600X will receive Wraith Spire, and Ryzen 5 2600 will be offered with a simpler cooler Wraith Stealth.

New processors are offered within the Socket AM4 platform, maintaining compatibility with motherboards already on the market, although it will be necessary to update the BIOS to support the expected chips.

In addition, AMD offers a new top-end chipset AMD X470, promising enhanced features to unlock the potential of Pinnacle Ridge processors. In addition, AMD StoreMI technology was announced, which, apparently, will allow caching data on SSD to accelerate the boot from hard disks.

For motherboard manufacturers, the emergence of the second generation chipset for Socket AM4 – the ability to update the lineup of top-end devices, offering more equipped models for the most sophisticated users.

Number of cores / threads Frequency (base / acceleration) Cache (L2 + L3) TDP Price
Ryzen 7 2700X 8 / 16 3.7 / 4.3GHz 20MB 105W $ 329
Ryzen 7 2700 8/16 3.2 / 4.1GHz 20 MB [19659019] 65 watts $ 229
Ryzen 5 (19659019) 19659019] 19669019 6,600 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 19 MB 2600 6/12 3.4 / 3.9 GHz 19 MB 65 W $ 199
Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 3.6 / 4,0 GHz 20 MB 95 W $ 349
Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 3,4 / 3,8 GHz 20 MB 95 W $ 309
Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 3.0 / 3.7GHz 20MB 65W $ 299
Ryzen 5 1600X [19659019] 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 19 MB 95 W $ 219
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3,2 / 3 , 6 GHz 19 MB 65 W $ 189

The manufacturer has already announced the prices of new chips. The recommended price for the Ryzen 7 2700X is $ 329, Ryzen 7 2700 – $ 299, Ryzen 5 2600X will be released for $ 229, and for Ryzen 5 2600 developers plan to help out $ 199. Sales start on April 19, then more detailed information and test results for the Pinnacle Ridge family will be available.

Recall that Ryzen's two-thousand lineup was opened by hybrid chips of the Raven Ridge family – Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G, equipped with integrated Radeon graphics Vega 8/11. These APUs use some of the workings of the desktop Ryzen 2 nd generation, but they are produced using a 14-nanometer process technology.

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