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AMD Ryzen 2000 ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ CPU Official Specifications, Pricing and Performance Numbers Leak Out – Ryzen 7 2700X Leads The Pack With 4.35 GHz Boost Clock at $370 US


The official specifications, performance numbers and pricing of AMD's upcoming Ryzen 2000 series 'Pinnacle Ridge' desktop processors have leaked out by Elchapuzasinformatico. The data is part of the official slides that AMD will be presenting on launch day which includes everything from specs to features and pricing of each individual processor that will launch on 19th April.

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Starting off with the details, AMD will be introducing four new processors in their  Ryzen 2000 CPU family. These include two Ryzen 7 parts and 2 Ryzen 5 parts and are listed below:

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600

AMD Ryzen 7 2000 Series Specifications and Pricing Details

AMD Ryzen 2700X - Flagship 8 Core With 4.35 GHz Clock, 105W TDP and $369 US

First up, we have the AMD Ryzen 7 2000 series products which aim for the high-end sector. There are two processors listed at the moment which include the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 7 2700. Flagship seems to be the Ryzen 7 2700X right now which comes with 8 cores and 16 threads and supports the brand new 12nm process node. The TDP for this chip is maintained at 105W which might seem higher than the 95W on the previous parts but you also get higher clock speeds in return.

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X  clocks in at a base clock of 3.7 GHz and turbos up to 4.35 GHz. The chip  supports 20 MB of cache, 16 PCIe lanes, 2933 MHz DDR4 memory and ships with the Wraith Prism cooler for a price of just $370 US. AMD is pitting this chip against the Core i7-8700K which costs the same.

AMD Ryzen 2700 - The 65W 8 Core With 4.1 GHz Boost and $300 US Price

On the other hand, we have the AMD Ryzen 2700 which is a lower TDP variant of the Ryzen 2700X. It retains almost all the specs but since it has a lower TDP, we also expect lower clock speeds of 3.2 GHz base and 4.1 GHz boost. The chip doesn't support precision boost overdrive and will ship with the Wraith Spire (LED) cooler for a price of $200 US. AMD pits this chip against the Core i7-8700 that costs around the same.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2000 Series Specifications and Pricing Details

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X - A 6 Core CPU With 4.25 GHz Boost, 19 MB Cache and $249 US Price

On the Ryzen 5 family, the fastest chip will be the Ryzen 5 2600X which is a 6 core, 12 thread chip that comes with a 95W TDP. This chip is clocked at a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and turbos up to 4.25 GHz. There's also 19 MB of cache, 16 PCIe lanes and the chip itself ships with a Wraith Spire cooler. AMD is pricing the part at $250 US which puts it next to the Core i5-8600K in competition.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - A 6 Core, 65W CPU With 3.9 GHz Boost, 19 MB Cache and $200 US Price

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 comes with the same technical aspects of the Ryzen 5 2600X but has lower TDP like the Ryzen 7 2700 and as such, it comes with lower clock speeds too. The 65W TDP allows for a 3.4 GHz base and 3.9 GHz boost clock while the packaging includes a Wraith Stealth cooler at a price of $200 US which makes it compete against the 8 USD expensive Core i5-8600 SKU.

AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Specs:

CPU NameAMD Ryzen 3 2300XAMD Ryzen 5 2500XAMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600XAMD Ryzen 7 2700AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
CPU FamilyRyzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2
CPU uArch12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+
CPU Cores446688
CPU Threads4812121616
Base Clock3.5 GHz3.6 GHz3.4 GHz3,6 GHz3.2 GHz3.7 GHz
Boost Clock4.0 GHz4.0 GHz3.9 GHz4.25 GHz4.1 GHz4.35 GHz
Total Cache10 MB (L2+L3)18 MB (L2+L3)19 MB (L2+L3)19 MB (L2+L3)20 MB (L2 + L3)20 MB (L2 + L3)
Memory SupportDDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933
Cooler BundleWraith StealthWraith StealthWraith StealthWraith SpireWraith Spire LEDWraith Prism
Price$130-$140 US$150-$160 US$199 US$229 US$299 US$329 US
Release DateTBCTBC19th April 201819th April 201819th April 201819th April 2018

AMD Ryzen 2000 Series CPU  'X' Processors With Precision Boost Overdrive (X470 Motherboards Only) and XFR 2 Enhanced Mode

The AMD Ryzen 2000 series 'Pinnacle Ridge' processors come with new boost modes. We have already seen XFR and Precision Boost in action in the first generation chips but the new CPUs are going to implement XFR2 enhanced mode which works as a more enhanced temperature aware precision boost 2 mode and the second generation X470 chipset based motherboards will further allow for a feature called precision boost overdrive  which will boost the CPUs to their maximum boost limits based on motherboard and cooler limits.

On the motherboard front, AMD has mentioned that at least 21 400-series chipset motherboards will launch on 19th April from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock and Biostar. The same board makers will also be providing BIOS compatibility for Pinnacle Ridge processors on current 300-series chipset motherboards.

The key thing here is that AMD will continue to provide 1st and 2nd generation Ryzen support on all AM4 socketed motherboards and that is a good thing considering they are planning to refresh it this year in the form of X470. Being the successor to X370, the X470 flagship mainstream platform will be optimized specifically for 2nd Generation Ryzen APUs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t run the chips on last years AM4 boards. The platform is said to feature:

  • Optimized memory routing for high speed memory support
  • Optimized VRM and power layout for CPU overclocking
  • Lower idle power (<2W)
  • Designed for 2019 CEC energy requirements
  • USB per-port disable
  • Improved maximum data transfer rate
  • Bootable NVMe RAID support
  • Enmotus FuzeDrive technology bundle

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-8700K CPU Performance Numbers - 7.7% Slower Than Intel's Flagship, 5% Faster Than Ryzen 7 1800X

According to AMD's official performance slides, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X will end up being just 7.7% slower than the Intel Core i7-8700K 6 core in a range of gaming titles.

Similarly, the chip will be 5% faster in gaming performance tests compared to its predecessors, the Ryzen 7 1800X.

Do look forward to more details on Ryzen 2 based on Zen+ core architecture in the coming month. The Ryzen 2 family will feature a full range of processors which will include Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 series and also the upgraded X470 motherboards.