AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Quad-Core Parts

AMD announced the immediate availability of two new Ryzen models – the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and AMD Ryzen 3 2300X, with the Acer Nitro N50-100 desktop PC based on the new Ryzen 5 2500X currently shipping in several regions.

This line up of products enables AMD OEM and SI partners to develop their own unique and attractive systems that target consumers who want an off-the shelf gaming, family, or small form factor desktop PC.


Both new Ryzen processors have 4GHz Max Boost clock speeds using the new Precision Boost 2 and XFR 2 algorithms introduced in the 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processor line. Unique to their design, the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X feature a single enabled CCX, built on 12nm process technology and the “Zen+” core architecture, and are approximately 8-10% faster in single and multi-threaded workloads than the previous generation.

With up to four cores and eight threads, a 65W TDP, and support for DDR4-2933MHz memory the new Ryzen processors will be easily integrated into the AMD innovative, stable and mature mainstream desktop platform.

Like their Ryzen X-series counterparts, these new processors are unlocked for performance tuning, feature support for Precision Boost Overdrive with a suitable motherboard, and are compatible with socket AM4 motherboards.

AMD has also introduced the “E” brand extension for its 2nd generation Ryzen series. This includes the new Ryzen 5 2600E, and the Ryzen 7 2700E. Both of these chips sacrifice clock speeds for a very impressive 45W TDP.

No word on pricing for any of these new chips.

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