A year after the successful launch of its new Ryzen line of CPUS, which in many ways put the company back on track as a viable alternative to Intel, AMD unveils the second generation of the Ryzen. Available to purchase from later this week the new Ryzens offer the same multi-core approach but faster.
And for the first time each AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU comes packed with a decent AMD Wraith Prism cooler inside the box. Sure, it may not be closed loops liquid cooling, but it's a nice bonus that definitely make it one of the most cost-effective and powerful CPUs for hardware enthusiasts. And gamers.
Prices and model details below. All 2nd RYZEN CPUs have an Australian release date of April 19.
|Model||Cores/Threads||Clock Speed Boost/Base (GHZ)||Power||Cooler||Price (AUD)|
|Ryzen 7 2700X||8/16||4.3/3.7||105W||Wraith Prism (LED)||$469|
|Ryzen 7 2700||8/16||4.1/3.2||65W||Wraith Spire (LED)||$425|
|Ryzen 5 2600X||8/16||4.2/3.6||95W||Wraith Spire||$319|
|Ryzen 5 2600||8/16||3.9/3.4||65W||Wraith Stealth||$279|
All 2nd gen AMD Ryzen processors are supported by the new AMD X470 chipset, with board makers ASUS ready with an entire X470 Series features ROG Crosshair VII Hero / WiFi Edition, ROG Strix X470-F and X470-I Gaming, Prime X470-PRO and TUF X470-PLUS Gaming. Which you can read more about here
For more info on the new Ryzen line, head here
As we've been using the first-gen AMD Ryzen 1800X in our PC Gaming Rig
, we can definitely recommend them as a great CPU choice. 8 cores, multi-threading, AMD are definitely back in the CPU game in a big way.