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AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Benchmarks in Cinebench Leaked – Quad Core Overclocks To 5.66 GHz on LN2, Tested

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It looks like Asia Pacific based media are finally getting their hands on AMD’s upcoming Ryzen quad-core processors. The new processors will be targeted at budget PC builders and include similar architecture improvements as the rest of the Ryzen 2000 series processors based on a 12nm process.

AMD Ryzen 2000 Series Quad Cores, The Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X Tested in Cinebench – LN2 Overclocking With Up To 5.66 GHz Clock Speeds

The processors were tested by XFastest, a well known APAC based tech media site who obtained the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X. These two chips will be aiming at the budget market and will launch in a couple of months alongside the latest B450 motherboards which we covered over here. In addition to XFastest, HKEPC also has the samples in their hands so expect their full review in a couple of days.

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The quad-core processors have been part of various leaks over the last couple of weeks. We got to see the Geekbench and CPU-Z results leak out and now, we are getting more detailed Cinebench R 15 and CPU-Z benchmarks, along with the first LN2 overclocking tests. You can read the specs and performance results obtained below.

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+
CPU Cores 4 4 6 6 8 8
CPU Threads 4 8 12 12 16 16
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)
Memory Support DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933
TDP 65W 65W 65W 95W 65W 105W
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

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X Specifications, Pricing and Performance:

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The first processor we are looking at is the Ryzen 5 2500X. This is a quad core with multi-threading capabilities. It features a base clock of 3.60 GHz and boosts up to 4.00 GHz, we can expect higher clocks with precision boost overdrive and XFR enhanced. The chip features 16 MB of L3 cache (the one reported by Geekbench in incorrect based on previous processor entries) and we can expect the TDP to be set at 65W which is similar to its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 1500X. The clocks have been enhanced but we can expect overclocking to be slightly better than the older part as this will be using the refined 12nm process node.

In terms of pricing, we can expect something close to the $150-$160 US range which will be a great value considering the performance metrics of 4782 points (single-core) and 17291 points (multi-core) put it really close to Intel’s Core i7-7700.

The Ryzen 5 2500X scored 1066 points in Cinebench R15 and boosted up to 4.3 GHz with the XFR technology. The CPU was tested with a 240mm AIO liquid cooler. The testing platform was an X470 motherboard with 16 GB (8 GB x 2) DDR4 memory clocked at 3600 MHz.

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Specifications, Pricing and Performance

The second processor is the Ryzen 3 2300X and just like the other quad-core part, it excels its predecessor in every department. There’s no multi-threading support on this part however, the clocks are bumped to 3.50 GHz base and 4.00 GHz turbo with the added advantage of the 12nm process, precision boost overdrive and XFR enhanced. The chip is expected to close around $120 and $140 US which is insane value since this part is also almost similar in performance to the Intel Core i5-7600K.

This chip wasn’t tested at stock settings at all but rather, LN2 cooling. The XFastest testers used the chip to test out the LN2 overclocking potential of the Ryzen Quad cores and reached a frequency of 5663 MHz (5.663 GHz) with a voltage of 1.831V. The frequency wasn’t stable for the Cinebench run so they resorted to 5.5 GHz (5585 MHz) to test Cinebench and CPU-z. The Cinebench score reported by the chip was 895 points in multi-core and 233 points in single-core tests. In CPU-z, the chip reported a score of 642.3 points in single-thread and 2553.2 points in multi-thread bench.

We can compare this with the stock configured chip which did 508.9 points in single-thread and 2020.6 points in multi-thread benchmark. Similarly, the chip scored 690 points in Cinebench at stock clock against 895 points when overclocked.

Both parts will support full overclocking and will be compatible with X370 and X470 motherboards. If the prices are close to where we are expecting them to be, then these could be very impressive processors for the gaming audience on a budget. Expect retail availability of these parts soon.

Which of the two AMD Ryzen 2000 series Quad Cores is a better option for budget builders in your opinion?
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