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Low-power Ryzen 7 2700E CPU appears on 3DMARK

Will this processor ever hit the consumer market?

Low-power Ryzen 7 2700E CPU appears on 3DMARK

Low-power Ryzen 7 2700E CPU appears on 3DMARK

A new Ryzen 2nd Generation processor has entered into the mix, a low-power 8-core that promised to deliver a lot raw x86 grunt for its relatively low TDP of 45W. Meet the Ryzen 7 2700E, AMD's most power efficient 8-ore to date. 

This new processor has been uncovered on the 3DMARK database by a reliable leaker known as TUM APISAK, who has uncovered similar benchmark leaks in the past. AMD's Ryzen 7 2700E has been listed previously in ASRock's latest AM4 BIOS updates, though until now the processor has never been seen in the wild. 

AMD hasn't released any E-series AM4 processors to the consumer market at this time, leaving us to believe that the processor is designed for OEM use only, allowing them to fit up to eight processing cores into smaller power envelopes. This low-TDP variant enables OEM system builders to fit 8-core processors into systems that may otherwise be unable to handle its power requirements or heat output, which may be especially true for small form factor PCs.  

The 3DMARK database lists this processor with a 2.8GHz base clock speed, though sadly the processor's boost clock speed has been misreported by the benchmarking utility. This 2.8Ghz base clock speed matches ASRock's listings in their latest AM4 BIOS support page. 

Low-power Ryzen 7 2700E CPU appears on 3DMARK

  
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05-07-2018, 05:03:34

NeverBackDown
Wonder what kind of market would need 8 cores at such a low wattage. The decreased wattage envelope is nice but it's still going to need a gpu which means it's overall power increase is still quite high. I think a 6 core APU would be perfect mix of CPU and GPU power. Wish they did something like that in the future.Quote

05-07-2018, 05:27:24

AlienALX
Yeah, would have been nice if they'd put that Vega APU bit on all of their Ryzen CPUs. I mean ffs even Intel do that for the most part.

I know Intel didn't on higher end chips, but their "go to" CPUs that most people buy do. I think that is AMD's next hurdle tbh.Quote

05-07-2018, 06:32:30

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Wonder what kind of market would need 8 cores at such a low wattage. The decreased wattage envelope is nice but it's still going to need a gpu which means it's overall power increase is still quite high. I think a 6 core APU would be perfect mix of CPU and GPU power. Wish they did something like that in the future.
Think of it this way, OEMs want to advertise having eight cores and don't want to spend too much on cooling and power.

As far as your 6-core APU thoughts go, It is likely that AMD will release higher core count products with Zen 2/Ryzen 3000 on 7nm. Rumours of 6-core CCX designs have been floating around for a while now. That would allow APUs to offer up to six cores.

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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Yeah, would have been nice if they'd put that Vega APU bit on all of their Ryzen CPUs. I mean ffs even Intel do that for the most part.

I know Intel didn't on higher end chips, but their "go to" CPUs that most people buy do. I think that is AMD's next hurdle tbh.
Yeah, but Intel didn't do that this time last year. It all comes to die sizes and margins, why make an 8-core with a GPU that nobody will use? They would be inactive on all of those EPYC processors and pretty much consume power and die-space for no reason for the most part.

I think that AMD's next-gen Zen 2 processors will use six-core CCXs, upping APU core counts to six and big CPU core counts to 12. It seems like a logical way to use the extra die space (die space savings) offered by 7nm, aside from other core changed to increase IPC or increase clock speeds.

It is hard to see system builders who have more than 4-core processors not using dedicated graphics TBH. There are plenty of people who actively disable Intel's iGPU within their BIOS.Quote

05-07-2018, 07:00:04

AlienALX
Well tbh? Sometimes when you need lots of cores you don't care about a GPU. More often than not I reckon.

They could at least make one and offer it as an option.Quote

05-07-2018, 08:22:41

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Well tbh? Sometimes when you need lots of cores you don't care about a GPU. More often than not I reckon.

They could at least make one and offer it as an option.
TBH, with AMD's current market position the smart decision is to make the products that suit 9/10 people and keep their production/development costs low.

While an option would be nice, I don't think the feature tickbox is worth the development time, larger die sizes and reduced margins.Quote
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