Along with having excellent performance, at an extremely competitive price, the second generation Ryzen processors will also come bundled with an extremely powerful AMD Wrath cooler, which will put many after market coolers to shame. So the Ryzen 7 1800X can clock as high as 4.1GHz with a large cooler installed, rather than the 4GHz top stock speed with a more modest cooler installed. The new chip comes at a price of $329, which is a steal compared to $399 and $499 for the 1700X and 1800X. While the Ryzen 5 2600X has base and turbo speeds of 3.6GHz and 4.2GHz with a 95W TDP, the Ryzen 5 2600 runs at speeds between 3.4GHz and 3.9GHz with a 65W TDP.
"Second generation Ryzen desktop processors take everything that made the original Ryzen so groundbreaking and makes it better", said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD, "[that means] great performance combined with advanced technology to deliver an awesome experience for the most demanding users".
Those who want to be among the first to receive an AMD Ryzen 2nd gen processor can preorder one today at multiple retailers and PC manufacturers. Also, all of the new processors come with the Wraith Cooler inside the box.
These are also available for pre-order and range from U.S. $299.99 for the X470 Taichi Ultimate down to USA $149.99 for the X470 Master SLI/ac motherboard. These new Ryzen CPUs are expected to hold higher clocks than their predecessors, delivering substantially more performance.
True to its promise, AMD today has officially announced that the 2nd generation Ryzen processors will be made available throughout the world starting from next week onwards.
To be clear, you don't have to upgrade your platform for second generation Ryzen CPUs if you already own a socket AM4 motherboard-a BIOS update will do the trick and you should be good to do.
With the launch so close, retail prices revealed, and specifications confirmed, there is just one thing left to ask yourself.
Below you'll see a grid of the various different models available right out the gate for this 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processor collection.
On the other hand, Intel's processors are not unlocked as standard, so you'll need to get yourself a "K" model process to be able to overclock.