AMD Puts 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs Up for Pre-Order, Ships Next Week | ExtremeTech

What the new CPUs do deliver is substantially increased clocks and, in one case, a somewhat higher TDP. The new Ryzen 7 2700X is a 3.7GHz base, 4.3GHz boost clock CPU, compared with the 3.6GHz base clock, 4GHz boost on the Ryzen 7 1800X. At first glance, that might not look like much, but looks can be deceiving. We’re not allowed to say much about what’s changed here yet, but we can tell you that AMD has done some fine-tuning on its XFR and Precision Boost implementations. These new Ryzen CPUs are expected to hold higher clocks than their predecessors, delivering substantially more performance. The TDP bump on the Ryzen 7 2700X reflects this.

AMD has also adjusted its overall core pricing strategy. The Ryzen 7 1800X debuted at $500, while the 2700X is just $329, with the eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 2700 dropping to $299 with a 3.2 – 4.1GHz split, compared with 3.0 – 3.7GHz for the Ryzen 7 1700 (launch price: $329). The Ryzen 5 2600X and 2600 also get their own suite of clock bumps. The company is also releasing a new X470 motherboard design, though these boards aren’t much different than the current lineup of X370 hardware, apart from some more robust power circuitry that may improve overclocking performance. Expect full backwards compatibility between the new CPUs and X370 boards released last year, save for the UEFI updates that will likely be required.

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