AMD Ryzen 7 2700X overclocked to 5.8GHz

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There are four new 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors that have been refreshed in the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 lineup. As reported by Engadget, the second generation AMD Ryzen CPUs will provide a slight improvement over its predecessors, which will in turn give a better value for those who are just starting out and those who want to upgrade their systems.

Out of the box, the Ryzen 7 2700X should be able to achieve a maximum boost clock of 4.3GHz on a single-core with the aid of Extended Frequency Range 2. The 2700X comes with 20 MB "Smart Prefetch Cache" (of which L2 cache is 4 MB and the L3 cache is 16 MB) and has a 105W TDP (Thermal Design Power).

TSAIK's overclocking is hardly the most practical approach to squeezing more out of a CPU, though, unless you happen to have a tank of liquid-nitrogen spare, the adequate tools to handle it, and the cojones to risk some brand new computer hardware.

TSAIK manages to get the Ryzen 5 2600X up to a slightly slower speed of 5.882GHz, which was no mean feat either, particularly as the processor tops out at 4.2GHz out of the box.

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AMD is also releasing new models for its lower-end variants, which will include a second gen six-core Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, reportedly priced at just $199. The 2700 model will come with single-color Spire LED cooler, while the 2600X and 2600 will come with regular "Wraith" coolers. "Every 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ 7 processor now comes with an illuminated Wraith cooler", the company announced in its main Ryzen webpage.

2600 - six cores, 12 threads, 19MB of cache.

AMD also announced a new X470 chipset, though the new processors are compatible with existing socket AM4 motherboards as well (with a BIOS update). Both records have been achieved with an MSI X470 motherboard.

The Ryzen 7 2700X is priced at United States dollars 329 (INR 21,452), whereas the Ryzen 7 2700 is priced at USD 299 (INR 19,496). AMD is scheduled to launch the new Zen chips on April 19.

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