AMD has revealed today that the pre-orders for the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors are now available along with their specifications.
What's also interesting, is that all processors across this range will now come with their AMD Wraith coolers, which are supposed to be quieter and offer better thermal performance and airflow over their earlier coolers. I can certainly attest to how terrible the coolers were on the FX series, extremely noisy and not amazing at actually keeping them cool, so this is a good move by AMD.
Here's the specifications and models that will be on offer from the information AMD just email us:
- Ryzen 7 2700X with 8 cores 16 threads, a 3.7 GHz base speed with a 4.3 GHz boost, a 20MB "Smart Prefetch Cache" with a 105W TDP plus the Wraith Prism (LED) cooler. It will be priced around $329.
- Ryzen 7 2700 also has 8 cores 16 threads, a 3.2 GHz base speed with a 4.1 GHz boost, a 20MB "Smart Prefetch Cache" with a 65W TDP plus the Wraith Spire (LED) cooler. It will be priced around $299.
- Ryzen 5 2600X with 6 cores and 12 threads, a 3.6 GHz base speed with a 4.2 GHz boost, a 19MB "Smart Prefetch Cache" with a 95W TDP plus the Wraith Spire cooler. It will be priced around $229.
- Ryzen 5 2600 also has 6 cores and 12 threads, a 3.4 GHz base speed with a 3.9 GHz boost, a 19MB "Smart Prefetch Cache" with a 65W TDP plus the Wraith Stealth cooler. The cheapest at around $199.
They will be using the new X470 chipset, so new motherboards will be launching alongside these new processors. AMD said in their press email that existing 300-series motherboards will also be compatible with a BIOS update. Some of the older series motherboards come shipped with this update, so look out for "Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready" if you're not waiting on the X470 chipset.
It's quite likely my next CPU will be AMD, considering the price along with the many cores they're a damn good option now. It's going to be interesting to see how they perform on Linux.
Look to your favourite online store for the pre-order, if that's your thing. General availablity is expected around April 19th.