AMD new processors put pricing pressure on Intel

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AMD plans on continuing its streak with the launch of the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs aimed at consumer market. 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.

El Chapuzas Informatico has benchmarked the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and used the latest Promotory X470 motherboard alongside an MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z and 3200Mhz memory modules. For $329, it's meant to replace the Ryzen 1800X and 1700X which first came out at $499 and $399, offering a faster chip for even less.

The Ryzen 7 2700 on the other hand has the same amount of 8 cores and 16 thread count as the 2700X, but has a lower base and boost clock speed, with 3.2 GHz & 4.1 GHz respectively. It's still a six-core processor with 12 threads, and capable of a max boost speed of 3.9 GHz. The increases in clock speeds are undoubtedly minuscule, but with a lower price tag, buyers won't find any reason not to go for the newer models.

AMD has had a great year with the launch new CPU and GPU lineup, in 2017.

Additionally AMD has also launched their new X470 chipset motherboards which use the same AM4 mount as the previous gen X370 boards.

The above LN2 OC might be academically interesting but we'd like to see how these new Ryzen 2000 processors overclock using more common-or-garden air and hybrid coolers.

For $229, the Ryzen 5 2600x offers six cores with 12 threads, at a brisk 4.2 GHz max boost clock speed.

AMD is including a free Wraith cooler with every chip, due to popular demand. The 2700 model will come with single-color Spire LED cooler, while the 2600X and 2600 will come with regular "Wraith" coolers.

The new chips are also now available for pre-orders on AMD's website, since Friday, April 13.