AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs Now Available As Faster And Cheaper Options

AMD’s second-generation Ryzen CPUs – All the details

AMD’s second-generation Ryzen CPUs – All the details

AMD introduced Ryzen processors past year to regain its lost market share in the High-End Desktop (HEDT) segment.

The new AMD Ryzen 2 processors are set to launch on Thursday April 19 (just a few days away, people), but don't expect to be hitting near 6GHz on your home rig unless you have access to copious amounts of LN2.

The Ryzen 2000 desktop lineup comprises two Ryzen 5 processors and two Ryzen 7 chips, which sport six and eight cores respectively.

Local prices for AMD's Ryzen 2000 range are below. The Ryzen 7 2700X is running with a BCLK of 101.02MHz and a multiplier of x58.25.

The Ryzen 7 2700X boasts a slightly increased base clock and boost clock speed. Clocked between 3.9GHz and 3.4GHz, it's expected to compete with Intel's Core i5-8500. According to a report from Kotaku, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 2700X will include a "Prism LED" cooler, which comes with a multi-colored LED backlight.

The newer generation Ryzen CPUs are a lot cheaper as well.

Additionally AMD has also launched their new X470 chipset motherboards which use the same AM4 mount as the previous gen X370 boards.

These chips are based on AMD's 12nm Zen+ architecture. The processor has a 95 W TDP and can be cooled by the Wraith Spire cooler, included in the box. It's also worth noting that AMD is also giving a free "Wraith" cooler with every CPU. Existing 300 series boards will be compatible with the new CPUs with a simple firmware upgrade in the BIOS. The CPUs are up for pre-orders on major etailers around the world, starting from April 13th, while the sale starts from April 19, 2018.