The launch of AMD's Ryzen 2000 series processors is closing in and we have already learned a lot about the upcoming CPU family. However, there are still a few things we don't know but AMD has started teasing new details over on Twitter.
AMD's CEO Teases What Seems To Be a AIO Liquid Cooler Bundle For Ryzen 2000 Series CPUs
Update: I turns out that we are not looking at any AIO liquid bundle package as our sources confirm that the box is 'reviewers only' and consists of the two Ryzen 2000 series processors.
Teased by AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, we might possibly be looking at an AIO liquid cooling bundle for the Ryzen 2000 series family. The reason why I think this would be a AIO bundle is because AMD has previously used similar bundles with their high-performance CPUs. The FX series were shipped in several liquid AIO bundled packages and although, we didn't get to see any such bundles with the Ryzen family, I think this time red team has decided to add some liquid cooling to the mix.
— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) April 6, 2018
It is already confirmed that the Ryzen 2000 series CPUs will be shipping with an air cooler inside the package. The new Ryzen processors perform really well under the Wraith series cooling. But, this time, AMD is going to offer a 105W TDP part, the Ryzen 7 2700X and early tests have shown that power consumption and temps on that part are slightly higher than the previous generation. It would make more sense to bundle this processor with a liquid cooler as it would provide users more stable clocks (XFR 2.0) and higher overclockability.
The other thing could be that we are only looking at a reviewers care package and the large rectangular box on the back is what would be shipped to reviewers and contain a sample of Ryzen 7 and a Ryzen 5 CPU. If that were the case, I would still like to see an AMD AIO bundled solution for the enthusiast user.
AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Specs:
|CPU Name||AMD Ryzen 3 2300X||AMD Ryzen 5 2500X||AMD Ryzen 5 2600||AMD Ryzen 5 2600X||AMD Ryzen 7 2700||AMD Ryzen 7 2700X|
|CPU Family||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2|
|CPU uArch||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+|
|Base Clock||3.5 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz||3,6 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.0 GHz||4.0 GHz||3.9 GHz||4.25 GHz||4.1 GHz||4.35 GHz|
|Total Cache||10 MB (L2+L3)||18 MB (L2+L3)||19 MB (L2+L3)||19 MB (L2+L3)||20 MB (L2 + L3)||20 MB (L2 + L3)|
|Cooler Bundle||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Spire||Wraith Spire LED||Wraith Prism|
|Price||$130-$140 US||$150-$160 US||$199 US||$229 US||$299 US||$329 US|
|Release Date||TBC||TBC||19th April 2018||19th April 2018||19th April 2018||19th April 2018|