In about a month, AMD will release its second generation Ryzen lineup with a handful of new processors based on its 12-nanometer Zen+ architecture, otherwise known as Pinnacle Ridge. Leading up to the launch, the upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X has been spotted in numerous leaks, the latest of which is an Amazon listing. Same goes for a few other second generation Ryzen chips. If the listings are accurate, (or were accurate, since they've been pulled offline), we know what kind of specs to expect.
Starting at the top, the Ryzen 7 2700X (YD270XBGAFBOX) is an 8-core/16-thread processor with a 3.7GHz base clock and 4.35GHz boost clock, according to the Amazon listing. Those are the same specs we have seen in previous leaks. The processor also has a 105W TDP and ships with AMD's Wraith Prism air cooler, which is again consistent with previous appearances. The asking price before the listing was pulled sat at $369.
It is looking increasingly likely that the Ryzen 7 2700X will be AMD's flagship mainstream desktop processor for consumers, rather than there being a Ryzen 7 2800X to replace the current generation Ryzen 7 1800X. Sitting right underneath it is the Ryzen 7 2700 (YD2700BBAFBOX), which is another 8-core/16-thread chip. It has a 3.2GHz base clock and 4.1GHz boost clock, and a friendly TDP at 65W. AMD will include the LED version of its Wraith Spire air cooler with this chip. The MSRP looks to be $299 on this one.
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Next up is the Ryzen 5 2600X (YD260XBCAFBOX). This one is a 6-core/12-thread processor with a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.25GHz boost clock. It has a 95W TDP and comes with AMD's non-LED Wraith Spire air cooler. Pricing is expected to be $249 for this one.
Finally, the Ryzen 5 2600 (YD2600BBAFBOX) is another 6-core-12-thread processor that takes residence as AMD's entry level second generation Ryzen chip. It has a 3.4GHz base clock and 3.9GHz boost clock and a 65W TDP. AMD will bundle its quiet running Wraith Stealth air cooler with this one. The MSRP is set at $199.
All of these new parts are based on revised version of Zen (Summit Ridge) with performance optimizations, higher clocks, and what we presume to be better power efficiency. They will work in existing socket AM4 motherboards with a BIOS update, though if you already own a Ryzen system, you may want to wait until AMD releases its Zen 2 (Matisse) processors next year for a bigger performance jump.
According to the Amazon listings, the second generation Ryzen lineup will launch to retail on April 19, 2018.