Last week AMD launched its 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs, with the Ryzen 7 2700X at the top of the stack. If you remember the first generation products, you will remember the 1800X had been the top offering, with the 1700X below it. The lack of a 2800X led many to speculate for reasons why, but for AMD it is because the 2700X and Ryzen 7 2700 cover the performance and price points it was aiming for, with these new 8 core/16 thread parts. However, Jim Anderson, Senior Vice President at AMD apparently hinted a 2800X could appear on a later date, depending on Intel's response to the 2700X. Many of the reviews I have seen describe the 2700X as a worthy choice over Intel's Core i7 8700K, because while the 8700K can still offer greater gaming performance, the 2700X is not far behind, and with its addition two cores and four threads, it offers even better performance in multi-threaded workloads.
Source: Tech Power Up
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