After a rather strong showing with their first wave of Ryzen CPUs, AMD is back with an even stronger lineup for their 2nd Generation Ryzen offering with the Ryzen 2600 & Ryzen 2700 Family of CPUs.
The 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processor lineup includes two 8-core, 16-thread models and two 6-core, 12-thread models. Pre Orders for the new processors are open globally starting today. What’s interesting is that this time around all models come with the stock Wraith Cooler from AMD which is a huge boost, given how their hardware generally tends to run a little hotter than the competition.
All 2nd gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors are supported by the new AMD X470 chipset, the most advanced, optimized, and efficient chipset to-date for socket AM4. Motherboards with the AMD X470 chipset will launch alongside the 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors, with designs available from top manufacturers including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. Compatible with all current AM4 processors, the new X470 motherboards augment the existing 300-series motherboards, which are also compatible with the new 2nd gen Ryzenprocessors after a simple firmware (BIOS) update is installed. Many motherboards in market are already coming with the updated BIOS, indicated by a “Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready” label on the package.
|MODEL||CORES||THREADS||CLOCK SPEED MAX BOOST/ BASE (GHZ)||Smart Prefetch Cache||TDP||COOLER||PRICE
|Ryzen™ 7 2700X||8||16||4.3/3.7||20MB||105W||Wraith Prism (LED)||24490||Apr 19|
|Ryzen™ 7 2700||8||16||4.1/3.2||20MB||65W||Wraith Spire (LED)||20490||Apr 19|
|Ryzen™ 5 2600X||6||12||4.2/3.6||19MB||95W||Wraith Spire||15990||Apr 19|
|Ryzen™ 5 2600||6||12||3.9/3.4||19MB||65W||Wraith Stealth||12990||Apr 19|