Second-Generation Ryzen Processors Up For Pre-Order

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AMD plans on continuing its streak with the launch of the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs aimed at consumer market. All the new CPU's use the Zen+ architecture based on the 12nm manufacturing process. The latest flagship CPU directly replaces both the Ryzen 7 1800X and the 1700X, which were released previous year. The top-of-the-line second generation AMD Ryzen CPU model is reportedly going to be priced at $329, which will be a relatively great bargain when compared to the 1700X and the 1800X, now priced at $399 and $499, respectively. The Ryzen 7 2700X performed a hair better than the Ryzen 5 2600X, reaching 5.884GHz with the core voltage set at 1.76V.

To put those results into perspective, the Ryzen 7 2700X has a maximum boost frequency of 4.3GHz via Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2), while the Ryzen 5 2600X tops out at 4.2GHz. We know their prices, performance ratings, clock speeds and thread counts. The new model is also competitively priced to go against Intel's Core i7-8700K, which is being sold for around $350.

It's going to release four new Ryzen desktop processors next week which include a pair of eight core 16 thread Ryzen 7 models as well as two six core 12 thread Ryzen 5 chips. The particular CPU is a direct competitor to Intel's Core i5-8500.

Extreme overclocker "TSAIK" achieved the feat on on AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X. It has the same amount of caches as the 2700 Thanks to the lower clock speeds; the 2700 has a 65 W TDP and comes with a Wraith Spire (LED) cooler in the box.

Since the AM4 socket has been retained, the second-generation Ryzen processors will be compatible with existing motherboards.

The company hasn't confirmed all of the details for the new chips just yet as they will be revealed on April 19th which is when the new processors will be launched. Both had to be subjected to exotic cooling-liquid nitrogen, or LN2-in order to reach 5.8GHz and higher, so obviously running the new chips at that speed is not the least bit practical.

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