ASRock reveals four new Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs

Four new Ryzen CPUs, including a low-power 8-core

ASRock reveals four new Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs

ASRock reveals four new Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs

AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation processors have been hugely successful, refining the company's original Ryzen designs to offer higher sustained clock speeds, increased performance at intermediate thread counts and a more responsive cache structure. 

So far, AMD's Ryzen 2000 series of dedicated processors is restricted to models with high core counts of six or over, leaving the quad-core market to AMD's Raven Ridge/Ryzen+Vega APUs. 

ASRock has unofficially confirmed that four new Ryzen 2nd Generation products are on the way, bringing Ryzen 2nd Generation Pinnacle Ridge silicon to the quad-core market while also delivering low-power 45W E-series hex-core and octa-core processors.    

At this time it is unknown when these new processors will release, though it is likely that AMD will announce some of them at Computex next week. It is also possible that AMD's low-power E-seres models will be exclusive to OEM system manufacturers. 


 Cores/ThreadsBase Clock SpeedBoost Clock SpeedSmart Prefetch 
Cache (L2+L3)
Ryzen 7 2700X8/163.7GHz4.3GHz20 (4+16)105W
Ryzen 7 27008/163.2GHz4.1GHz20 (4+16)65W
Ryzen 7 2700E8/162.8GHz?20 (4+16)45W
Ryzen 5 2600X6/123.6GHz4.2GHz19 (3+16)95W
Ryzen 5 26006/123.4GHz3.9GHz19 (3+16)65W
Ryzen 5 2600E6/123.1GHz?19 (3+16)45W
Ryzen 5 2500X4/83.6GHz?? (2+?)65W
Ryzen 5 2400G4/83.6GHz3.9GHz6 (2+4)65W
Ryzen 3 2300X4/43.5GHz?? (2+?)65W
Ryzen 3 2200G4/43.5GHz3.7GHz6 (2+6)65W

ASRock reveals four new Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs

The most exciting product new product in this lineup is AMD's Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X, as they could potentially offer higher clock speeds than AMD's Raven Ridge series 2400G and 2200G processors, while also providing some of the other improvements that are included in AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation architecture. 

These new quad-core Ryzen parts are likely also to offer more L3 cache than their Raven Ridge counterparts, though they will also lack an integrated graphics component. Pricing should be similar for both models, which means that consumers will need to choose whether or not they want a more powerful CPU or an integrated graphics component. 

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