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AMD Ryzen 2000 Series 'Pinnacle Ridge' Processor Family - Specifications and Prices
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:
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 2700X – Flagship 8 Core With 4.35 GHz Clock, 105W TDP and $329 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 $329 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 $299 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 $199 US. AMD pits this chip against the Core i7-8700 that costs around the same.
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 $229 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 $199 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 $199 US which makes it compete against the 8 USD expensive Core i5-8600 SKU.
Following are all of the Ryzen 2000 series processors that will be available for the AM4 platform:
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|