AMD continues to implement the plan to return to the market leaders processors. Last year, the company released Ryzen, which became a serious competitor for Intel. Now AMD is announcing the second generation.
What is known
The company did not disclose all the cards, but more information will appear along with the launch of sales on April 19. Ruler, according to the classics, consists of three models: Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3.
On the shelves will arrive a pair of eight-core 16 streaming models Ryzen 7 and two six-core 12-stream Ryzen 5. The manufacturer asks $ 329 for Ryzen 7 2700X with a clock speed of 3.7 GHz with an increase to 4.3 GHz. For those who like "cheaper", there is a Ryzen 7 2700 with a frequency of 3.2 GHz (with a rise to 4.1 GHz) for $ 299.
In the Ryzen 5 series, the Ryzen 5 2600X was installed with a frequency of 3.6 GHz (with an increase to 4.2 GHz) for $ 229 and Ryzen 5 2,600 - 3,4 GHz for $ 199. All four processors come with AMD Wraith cooling. Previously, such "buns" received only high-end chips.
There is one more good news: AMD remained true to the AM4 socket. This means that the new Ryzen processors will work with your current "motherboards". In addition, AMD announced AMD X470 with AMD StoreMI support, which will allow to combine SSD with old HDD into one fast virtual disk.