AMD announced the launch of its new second-generation AMD Ryzen processors. These buses can now be booked and will be available next 19 April.

The improvements with respect to the first generation are important both in power and price, and good news for all models, which will include an AMD Wraith heatsink to enjoy them from the start.

AMD Ryzen processor is more powerful, more efficient, cheaper

It will be next week when AMD reveals all the details of this new family of processors, but we already know which will be the first four members of the family and welcome to the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 5 2600.

All these new processors are manufactured with 12 nm technology which allows an interesting jump from the 14 nm that benefits the efficiency and power (all work at higher frequencies than their predecessors) that can be improved with this manufacturing process.

The most powerful of all these models is the new Ryzen 7 2700X, an almost exact copy of the Ryzen 7 1700X that, yes, works at much higher frequencies: it exceeds the 4.1 GHz of the last generation and reaches the 4, 3 GHz increasing the TDP 10W and, attention, lowering the price to 324.90 euros. That is even more striking if we take into account that the AMD Wraith fan is included in all the processors.

AMD Ryzen™ Desktop ProcessorClearer differences between models

Interestingly, there is no direct successor to the Ryzen 7 1800X of the first generation – they may be reserving it for the final release in just a week. Yes it is curious the difference with the new Ryzen July 2700, substantially “lower laps” but it’s interesting for that TDP of 65 W.

Model Nuclei Execution threads Maximum / native frequency Cache Smart Prefetch (L2 / L3) TDP Refrigeration Price Availability
Ryzen 7 2700X 8 16 4.3 / 3.7 GHz 4/16 MB 105 W Wraith Prism (LED) $329 Apr 19
Ryzen 7 2700 8 16 4.1 / 3.2 GHz 4/16 MB 65 W Wraith Spire (LED) $299 Apr 19
Ryzen 5 2600X 6 12 4.2 / 3.6 GHz 3/16 MB 95 W Wraith Spire $229 Apr 19
Ryzen 5 2600 6 12 3.9 / 3.4 GHz 3/16 MB 65 W Wraith Stealth $199 Apr 19