AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen (Zen+) 2600X 2700X Preview

Ryzen 2nd Gen - Pricing, specifications and availability

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen (Zen+) Preview

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/ThreadsBase Clock SpeedBoost Clock SpeedSmart Prefetch
Cache (L2+L3)
TDPBundled CoolerLaunch PricingUK Preorder Price
Ryzen 7 2700X8/163.7GHz4.3GHz20 (4+16)105WWraith Prism (RGB LED)$329 £299.99
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6GHz4.0GHz20 (4+16)95WNone$499 (March 2017) 
Ryzen 7 1700X8/163.4GHz3.8GHz20 (4+16)95WNone$399 (March 2017) 
Ryzen 7 27008/163.2GHz4.1GHz20 (4+16)65WWraith Spire (Red LED)$299£259.99
Ryzen 7 17008/163.0GHz3.7GHz20 (4+16)65WWraith Spire (Red LED)$329 (March 2017) 
Ryzen 5 2600X6/123.6GHz4.2GHz19 (3+16)95WWraith Spire$229£209.99
Ryzen 5 1600X6/123.6GHz4.0GHz19 (3+16)95WNone$249 (April 2017) 
Ryzen 5 26006/123.4GHz3.9GHz19 (3+16)65WWraith Stealth$199£169.99
Ryzen 5 16006/123.0GHz3.6GHz19 (3+16)65WWraith 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. 

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen (Zen+) Preview  

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Most Recent Comments

13-04-2018, 10:10:01

AMD has stated that when loading World of Warcraft they were able to achieve load times that were 2.8x faster than a standard HDD using this technology, a reduction from 41.37 seconds to 14.74 seconds.

^Yeah I'm going to bet they mean the single long load from just starting the game > selecting your character > and then THAT loading screen.

The first one always takes a little bit, every one after that is fine and really fast.Quote

13-04-2018, 12:11:38

Depending on the proper review and performance I may replace my 1800X and drop in a 2700X as the price is pretty good.Quote

14-04-2018, 07:06:54

Wicked, and much excite. Like the new cooler too. It's high time stock coolers don't look rank and ruin the aesthetics of a build. Even better it has RGB too, so will blend right into any modern PC Quote

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