In the course of last year, AMD made a serious correction in the course with the launch of its line of Ryzen processors, offering its first real competition to the power that dominates the Intel market in years. But the disadvantaged chip company does not stop there. It has announced its second-generation Ryzen processors for desktop computers that seek to improve the previous generation and maintain momentum for the return of AMD.
AMD still does not announce all the details for the new Ryzen chips, which will arrive on April 19, the same day of its launch, but the company offers some information along with the orders in advance, which are opening today.
Four new Ryzen chips come out on April 19
Next week there will be four new Ryzen second-generation chips: a pair of eight cores, 16 threads of the Ryzen 7 models and two six-core and 12-thread Ryzen 5 chips. Leading the pack is the Ryzen 7 2700X of $ 329, synchronized at 3.7GHz with a 4.3GHz pulse, along with the slightly cheaper and less powerful Ryzen 7 2700, which costs $ 299 and has a 3.2GHz clock (with a boost of up to 4.1 GHz).
For the Ryzen 5 models, there is the Ryzen 5 2600X, which costs $ 229 and runs at 3.6GHz (with a boost at 4.2GHz) and the Ryzen 5 2600, which costs $ 199 is synchronized at 3.4GHz, which can be increased to 3.9 GHz The four processors come with a free AMD Wraith cooling unit in the box. That's different from last year's models, which only included them in higher-end chips, so it's a good advantage.
AMD is staying with its AM4 socket, which means it will be able to slot the new Ryzen chips into its existing motherboard. The company has also announced a new AMD X470 chipset that will work with the new chips, adding a new AMD StoreMI feature that allows it to combine SSD storage with older hard drives in a single, faster virtual drive.