Despite the embargo on the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs ending on Thursday, there has been a lot of information coming out sooner. The outlet El Chapuzas Informatico has been putting up reviews in fact, which VideoCardz has nicely collected and shared as well, with the latest review being of the Ryzen 5 2600 on the X470 platform. This is somewhat interesting as the 2600 was not in the review kits AMD sent out, but instead it was the 2600X and 2700X reviewers were getting. In any case, according to this review, the 2600 was able to reach 4099 MHz on all of its cores using 1.45 V, on the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. The memory kits used when testing gaming performance are unfortunately inconsistent across the tests, but graphs show it directly competing with the Core i7 8700K in Doom, even though the Intel CPU had faster RAM (DDR4 3600 compared to DDR4 3200). In both Doom and Battlefield 1 only the i5 8600K with DDR4 3600 came ahead of it by a noticeable amount, which would be a very nice result for a $199 processor.
In a review of the Ryzen 7 2700X, again we see the i5 8600K with DDR4 3600 ahead of the AMD offering in Battlefield 1. In Doom the i7 7800X, i7 8700K, and i5 8600K are all ahead, with the 7800X only leading by 2 FPS. All of the Intel CPUs were using DDR4 3600 while the 2700X was using DDR4 3200. If these and the other results shared are accurate, the Ryzen 7 2700X, and it appears the Ryzen 5 2600, are able to directly challenge some of the best performing Intel CPUs.
Finally, and this does not come from El Chapuzas Informatico, the Ryzen 7 2700X has been overclocked to 5884 MHz, which would be a record for the Ryzen 7 series. A Ryzen 5 1600X has reached 5905 MHz, so that record would still stand, but 5884 MHz is hardly a poor showing.
Just a few days to go before the embargo lifts and more information hits the Internet.
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