Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

AMD's Ryzen 2 processors have been overclocked beyond 5GHz

AMD's Ryzen 2 processors have been overclocked beyond 5GHz

As an added bonus to buyers, AMD has announced that they will be including a free "Wraith" cooler with each CPU.

Although we've seen hints, leaks and teases of AMD's next-generation refresh of its Ryzen CPUs, AMD has now officially announced them, detailing the 2600, 2600X, the 2700 and the 2700X. AMD is scheduled to launch the new Zen chips on April 19. Do you think the Ryzen 2000 CPUs and APUs will outperform Intel and its own previous gen CPUs?

The four 2-gen Ryzen processors arriving this week, which are built using a 12nm process and use the Zen+ architecture, include both the 2700X and 2600X chips, along with their non-X versions. AMD claims the new processor lineup offers world's highest multithreaded performance among desktop processors in its class.

AMD has also launched the compatible AMD X470 chipset that supports the AM4 socket on the new processors and several designs will be sold by ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI.

The second gen Ryzen now all come with AMD's SenseMI Technology and has been upgraded to perform significantly better than the first gen Ryzen chips.

2600 - six cores, 12 threads, 19MB of cache. The latest flagship CPU directly replaces both the Ryzen 7 1800X and the 1700X, which were released past year.

The Ryzen 7 2700 on the other hand has the same amount of 8 cores and 16 thread count as the 2700X, but has a lower base and boost clock speed, with 3.2 GHz & 4.1 GHz respectively.

AMD'S RYZEN 2 processors are set to be proper powerhouses as the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X chips have been overclocked beyond a preposterously nippy 5.8GHz.

For those looking for more value per dollar, there's the Ryzen 7 2700, the same eight cores and 16 threads at a max boost speed of 4.1 GHz, for $299. Famed overclocker der8auer previously reached 5905 MHz using a Ryzen 5 1600X.

For $229, the Ryzen 5 2600x offers six cores with 12 threads, at a brisk 4.2 GHz max boost clock speed.

The Ryzen 7 2700X is priced at Dollars 329 (INR 21,452), whereas the Ryzen 7 2700 is priced at USD 299 (INR 19,496).

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