AMD has officially introduced the second generation of processors Ryzen. New items offer increased frequencies, support for the new chipset, as well as acceleration technology drives AMD StoreMI. At the start of sales line will include four new models: two eight — 7 Ryzen Ryzen 2700X 2700 and 7, as well as a couple of six — Ryzen Ryzen 2600X 5 and 5 2600.
Ryzen 5/7 2xxx will be the first processors that will be manufactured for 12-nanometer process technology, as well as utilizing the improved architecture of Zen+.
Advanced technological standards allowed to increase the clock frequency of the CPU. The older model Ryzen 7 2700X received frequency 3,7/4,3 (Turbo Core) GHz, whereas the same version of the previous generation Ryzen 7 1700X were content with more modest 3.4/3.8 GHz. Even the flagship model Ryzen 7 1800X previous generation could not boast of such indicators. Frequency the older model was 3.6/4.0 GHz, respectively. Manufacturer on average 200-400 MHz increased operating frequencies for other models of the line.
“At the request of the workers” AMD decided to complete all of the processors of the new generation of a regular air cooling Wraith. However, their type will depend on the specific model of the processor. For example, the older model 2700X Ryzen 7 will come with a new Wraith Prism, models 7 and 2700 Ryzen Ryzen 5 2600X get Wraith Spire, and Ryzen 2600 5 will be offered with more than a simple chiller Wraith Stealth.
The new processors will work on the platform Socket AM4, thereby maintaining compatibility with already available on the market of motherboards, although to support the new chips will have to update the BIOS. In addition, AMD announced a new chipset AMD X470, promise enhanced opportunities for realizing the potential of processor Pinnacle Ridge.
In addition to the new processor AMD has also announced a new AMD StoreMI, which, apparently, will allow to cache data on the SSD for faster loading from hard drives.
The manufacturer has announced prices of the new chips. The recommended price Ryzen 7 2700X is $ 329, Ryzen 7 2700 – $ 299, Ryzen 5 2600X will be sold for $ 229, and for Ryzen 5 2600 AMD wants $ 199. Prices to be understood for the Western market. In the Russian retail such generous offers buyers just will not see. At least the first time after the start of sales, which kicks off April 19.