AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen (Zen+) 2600X 2700X Preview
Published: 13th April 2018 | Source: AMD | Price: |
Pricing and Specifications
A lot has changed since Ryzen launched in early 2017, releasing with extremely competitive pricing which has only gotten lower as the year progressed.
If we compare the specifications of AMD's new Ryzen 2nd Generation processors, we can see that they will be launching with lower pricing and higher clock speeds than their 1st generation counterparts initially sold for. Second Generation X-series CPUs will also release with stock cooling solutions, adding some extra value to the mix.
When compared to their last-generation counterparts, AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs offer a base clock speed boost of around 200-300MHz on average and boost clock speed increases of 200-500MHz. This increase in base/boost clock speed doesn't take into account AMD's new Precision boost 2.0 technology, which will allow Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs to offer to offer higher intermediate clock speeds in multi-threaded workloads.
|Cores/Threads||Base Clock Speed||Boost Clock Speed||Smart Prefetch |
|TDP||Bundled Cooler||Launch Pricing||UK Preorder Price|
|Ryzen 7 2700X||8/16||3.7GHz||4.3GHz||20 (4+16)||105W||Wraith Prism (RGB LED)||$329||£299.99|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||20 (4+16)||95W||None||$499 (March 2017)|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||20 (4+16)||95W||None||$399 (March 2017)|
|Ryzen 7 2700||8/16||3.2GHz||4.1GHz||20 (4+16)||65W||Wraith Spire (Red LED)||$299||£259.99|
|Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||3.0GHz||3.7GHz||20 (4+16)||65W||Wraith Spire (Red LED)||$329 (March 2017)|
|Ryzen 5 2600X||6/12||3.6GHz||4.2GHz||19 (3+16)||95W||Wraith Spire||$229||£209.99|
|Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||19 (3+16)||95W||None||$249 (April 2017)|
|Ryzen 5 2600||6/12||3.4GHz||3.9GHz||19 (3+16)||65W||Wraith Stealth||$199||£169.99|
|Ryzen 5 1600||6/12||3.0GHz||3.6GHz||19 (3+16)||65W||Wraith Spire||$219 (April 2017)|
The Cache sizes of AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation processors remains the same as their first generation counterparts, with AMD's 6-core models offers 3MB of combined L2 cache (512MB per core) and 8-core offerings providing 4MB (512MB per core). All of AMD's currently announced Ryzen 5/7 2nd Gen CPUs offer their users 16MB of L3 Cache.
So, where is the Ryzen 2800X? Simple answer, there isn't one. With this release, AMD plans to simplify their lineup with two 8-core offerings under their Ryzen 7 2700(X) naming scheme. This change makes the Ryzen 7 purchasing decision a lot easier, do you want a lower TDP product or do you want to pay $30 to maximise stock performance and get AMD's premium Wraith Prism RGB cooling solution.