AMD’s Ryzen processors have been very well received as they offered proper competition to competing products from market leader Intel. The company certainly wants to build up on that foundation which is why it launched the second-generation Ryzen processors for desktops not too long ago. The new chips are an improvement over the first generation and ensure that AMD can sustain the momentum that Ryzen has gained over the past year or so. The second-generation Ryzen processors are now available for pre-order.
The company hasn’t confirmed all of the details for the new chips just yet as they will be revealed on April 19th which is when the new processors will be launched. However, it has revealed some information about the chips as well as the pre-order details.
It’s going to release four new Ryzen desktop processors next week which include a pair of eight core 16 thread Ryzen 7 models as well as two six core 12 thread Ryzen 5 chips.
The Ryzen 7 2700X is at the top of the range. It’s clocked at 3.7 GHz with boost support to 4.3 GHz at $329. The Ryzen 7 2700 is slightly cheaper at $299 and is clocked at 3.2 GHz with boost up to 4.1 GHz.
Customers can get the Ryzen 5 2600X for $229 which is clocked at 3.6 GHz with 4.2 GHz boost. The Ryzen 5 2600 is the cheapest option, it’s a 3.4 GHz chip which can boost up to 3.9GHz for $199. AMD will ship all of its new chips with its Wraith cooling unit for free.
Since the AM4 socket has been retained, the second-generation Ryzen processors will be compatible with existing motherboards. AMD has confirmed immediate pre-order availability from more than 150 retailers and boutique PC manufacturers.