AMD has announced the desktop line-up of its 2nd generation Ryzen processors. Today, the company released details for four chips, ranging from the high-end 2700X (specs for which were leaked earlier this week), to the more budget-friendly 2600.
In terms of hardware, not much separates the the 2700 and 2600 flavours, the biggest point of difference being eight cores versus six. Ignoring clock speeds, we won’t know how much of an impact this has on performance until benchmarks come out, but suffice it to say, all four chips look competitive.
2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors
|Model||Cores||Threads||Speed (max/base)||SP Cache||TDP||Price|
|Ryzen 7 2700X||8||16||4.3/3.7GHz||20MB||105W||$469|
|Ryzen 7 2700||8||16||4.1/3.2GHz||20MB||65W||$425|
|Ryzen 5 2600X||6||12||4.2/3.6GHz||19MB||95W||$319|
|Ryzen 5 2600||6||12||3.9/3.4GHz||19MB||65W||$279|
Each processor comes with a cooler — no surprises there — however, the ones AMD provides are a bit fancier than what you’d normally expect.
The top-of-the-line 2700X is boxed with a so-called “Prism LED” cooler, while the 2700 comes with the Spire LED. The 2600X and 2600 get the LED-less Spire and Stealth respectively.