AMD Ryzen 2

AMD created waves in the CPU market last year with the release of their Ryzen processors. These processors seemed to perform really well with multi threaded tasks. And of course, following their roadmap and overwhelming support from consumers, AMD is now releasing a second generation of their Ryzen processors.

These new processors are Zen+ architecture based (codename Pinnacle Ridge) and offer more cores and hyperthreading. The new lineup is available for preorders right now and will be available for general sale from 19th April.

There’s a staggering difference in price between Ryzen 2 and Ryzen 1. The second generation being better yet cheaper!

One of the most shocking things about the new lineup of AMD CPUs is the price. At one point, the specifications and features of AMD Ryzen 2 definitely add new things to the market, but the significant price drop is very fascinating from AMD, although not hard to believe. After all, AMD has been the budget brand that provides really good stuff for a while. Let’s take a look at the specifications and price comparisons for AMD Ryzen 2.

AMD Ryzen 2 Specifications:

Here are the detailed specifications for Ryzen 2.

SpecificationsRyzen 7 2700XRyzen 7 2700Ryzen 5 2600XRyzen 5 2600Ryzen 5 2400GRyzen 3 2200G
Code NamePinnacle RidgePinnacle RidgePinnacle RidgePinnacle RidgeRaven RidgeRaven Ridge
SocketAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Process Technology12 nm FinFET12 nm FinFET12 nm FinFET12 nm FinFET14 nm FinFET14 nm FinFET
Cores / Threads433284332843263432634319843194
Base Clock3.7 GHz3.2 GHz3.6 GHz3.4 GHz3.60 GHz3.50 GHz
Boost Clock4.3 GHz4.1 GHz4.2 GHz3.9 GHz3.90 GHz3.70 GHz
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB3 MB3 MB2 MB2 MB
L3 Cache16 MB16 MB16 MB16 MB4 MB4 MB
Integrated GPUNoneNoneNoneNoneRadeon RX Vega 11Radeon Vega 8
PCIe Lanes1616161688
Max. DDR4 SpeedDDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933
TDP105 W65 W95 W65 W65 W65 W
Bundled CoolerWraith PrismWraith Spire (LED)Wraith SpireWraith StealthWraith StealthWraith Stealth
Launch PriceUS$ 329US$ 299US$ 229US$ 199US$ 169US$ 99

AMD Ryzen 2 Price Comparison:

As we mentioned earlier, there is a real gap between the launch prices of Ryzen 1 and Ryzen 2. While the flagship AMD Ryzen 7 1800X was launched at $499, the new Ryzen 7 2700X is being launched at $329, which is quite a difference. Here are some more price comparisons:

AMD Ryzen 2 Specs and Price
AMD Ryzen 2 Specs and Price. Source: Reddit

If you’re a fan of AMD CPU’s, you can pre order the latest generation right now, or wait for it to go on general sale, which will start from April 19th. Stay tuned for more information, as always.