Following the success of the first generation of Ryzen processors from AMD, many have been looking forward to the launch of their successors. Today pre-orders have gone live for the four 2nd generation Ryzen processors that will be available April 19. These CPUs are the 8 core/16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X and 2700, and the 6 core/12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X and 2600. All of the processors will come with an AMD Wraith cooler, though the specific model differs between them.
The 2700X has a base clock of 3.7 GHz and will boost to 4.3 GHz, has a TDP of 105 W and comes with the Wraith Prism cooler for $329. The 2700 cuts back on the clock speeds, to a 3.2 GHz base and 4.1 GHz boost, but its TDP is also at 65 W. The 2700 comes with the Wraith Spire and will cost $299.
The 2600X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts to 4.2 GHz with a TDP of 95 W. It also comes with a Wraith Spire cooler, but lacks the LEDs, and will only cost $229. At the bottom of the pack is the 2600 with a base clock of 3.4 GHz and boost of 3.9 GHz, a TDP of 65 W, and a Wraith Stealth Cooler. It will only cost you $199.
The AMD X470 chipset will also be launching on April 19 and will be able to utilize some of the new CPUs features the older, but still supported, X370 chipset does not enable. A free download of the AMD StoreMI software is included with the X470 chipset, allowing users to combine high speed and high capacity drives in an easy-to-manage way.
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