AMD Ryzen 2000 series to be available this 19th April — 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen priced from RM899!
8-core and 6-core variants first
AMD’s first generation Ryzen processors definitely shook up the desktop and laptop CPU markets, offering powerful performance for less money. The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors are now here with more performance, with similarly disruptive pricing as its predecessors. All of them come with AMD Wraith coolers in the box too, saving you even more money.
The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen CPUs are supported by the new AMD X470 chipset, but they do work with AMD 300-series chipsets too. However the newer chipset — and all AMD 400-series chipsets — comes with StoreMI. The technology uses your SSD as a cache to accelerate I/O to your slower hard disk drive, and even allows you to use 2GB of RAM as a last-level cache.
2nd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs Specifications
|Cores/Threads||Max Boost/Base Clocks||Smart Prefetch Cache||TDP||Cooler|
|Ryzen 7 2700X||8C/16T||4.3 / 3.7 GHz||20MB||105W||Wraith Prism (LED)|
|Ryzen 7 2700||8C/16T||4.1 / 3.2 GHz||20MB||65W||Wraith Spire (LED)|
|Ryzen 5 2600X||6C/12T||4.2 / 3.6 GHz||19MB||95W||Wraith Spire|
|Ryzen 5 2600||6C/12T||3.9 / 3.4 GHz||19MB||65W||Wraith Stealth|
The specifications have actually been detailed in a previous leak, with great accuracy. We see higher clocks across the board, which should narrow the gap between the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs and its Intel counterparts. TDP has remained largely the same, with the exception of the Ryzen 7 2700X which is set to consume an additional 10W versus its predecessor. Do note that the Smart Prefetch Cache consists of L2 + L3 cache. All models feature 16MB L3 cache, with the Ryzen 7 2000 models packing 4MB L2 cache and the Ryzen 5 2000 CPUs having 3MB L2 cache.
2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Pricing and Availability
The new AMD CPUs will be available in Malaysia starting 19th April, but they are up for pre-orders now. Pricing wise, they are a fair bit cheaper than the first generation AMD Ryzen CPUs.
|SEP (MYR)||SEP (USD)|
|Ryzen 7 2700X||RM1559||$329|
|Ryzen 7 2700||RM1429||$299|
|Ryzen 5 2600X||RM1059||$229|
|Ryzen 5 2600||RM899||$199|
We are a bit on the short end of the stick when it comes to pricing, as the guys over in the US are paying significantly less than what we have to. Still, they offer more cores than Intel for the same price, so they are still a great option. Not to mention they work with last generation’s motherboards so upgrading isn’t too costly, unlike Intel’s processors.
Will you be getting your 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processor? Let us know in the comments section!
Pokdepinion: Seems like a great option for enthusiasts who need more cores for their applications. The Ryzen 7 2700 especially appeals to me as a great option for affordable 8C/16T rigs.