AMD’s 2nd-gen Ryzen processors for desktop computers are up for pre-order starting today and they’ll be available starting April 19th.

The new chips come in 6-core and 8-core variants, use have TDPs between 65 watts and 105 watts and sell for between $199 and $329.

The new chips include a number of updates over the original Ryzen chips that shipped in 2017, including:

  • They’re manufactured using a 12nm process, down from 14nm.
  • They use a new Zen+ architecture.
  • The new models have higher base and turbo frequencies than their equivalent 1st-gen predecessors.
  • AMD has introduced a new X470 chipset.

Overall you should probably expect a decent performance boost from the new models… although we’ll have to wait until next week for the embargo detailed reviews to lift before we see real-world performance notes.

Here’s an overview of key specs for the first four Ryzen 2 chips, which all have 2000-series model numbers:

AMD Ryzen 2000 dekstop chips
ProcessorCoresThreadsBase clockTurbo clockSmart prefetch cacheTDPPrice
Ryzen 7 2700X8163.7 GHz4.3 GHz20MB105W$329
Ryzen 7 27008163.2 GHz4.1 GHz20MB65W$299
Ryzen 5 2600X6123.6 GHz4.2 GHz19MB95W$229
Ryzen 5 26006123.4 GHz3.9 GHz19MB65W$199

If that chart looks familiar, it’s because these are basically the same detailed that leaked in March, although it turns out some clock speeds are a bit higher than expected and some prices are a bit lower than anticipated.

AMD says motherboards with the new AMD X470 chipset will launch alongside the new processors on April 19th, and for the first time the AMD 7 2700X CPU will come bundled with a Wraith Prism cooler.

Other processors come bundled with Wraith Spire or Wraith Stealth coolers.

press release

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2 replies on “2nd-gen AMD Ryzen chips for desktops coming April 19th for $199 and up”

  1. I definitely just had to read this twice to realize that Ryzen 2 was the second generation of Ryzen and not a new entry-level tier (a la Ryzen 3, 5, 7).

    It’s always great to see AMD get more competitive, but they could do a bit better with the naming… :-/

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