AMD began kicking off its Ryzen 2000 series roll out last month with the launch of its two Raven Ridge APUs. However, we are still waiting on the new series of CPUs to land, featuring the refined Zen+ architecture built on the 12nm process. These CPUs will be heading our way in April and today, we got our first look at the Ryzen 7 2700X.
Thanks to a new set of benchmark database leaks, we have details on the Ryzen 7 2700X, which will be the follow up to last year's Ryzen 7 1700X, one of the most popular processors in AMD's initial Zen line-up. The 2700X will feature 8 cores and 16 threads like its predecessor, but it will have have higher base and boost clock speeds.
As Videocardz points out, the Ryzen 7 2700X will have a 3.7GHz base speed and a 4.1GHz boost speed. This puts it at 100MHz faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X and 300MHz higher the Ryzen 7 1700X. It is worth noting that some tests showed a 4.2GHz boost speed for the 2700X, so it could end up being slightly higher be the time we get to launch in April.
AMD's Zen+, 12nm Ryzen 2000 series processors will be available in April. There is also a second generation of Threadripper processors on the way, which are slated to launch in the second half of this year.
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KitGuru Says: AMD has had a great year in the CPU market since launching Ryzen and it looks like 2018 is also shaping up to be solid. We'll be looking forward to getting our hands on Zen+ for testing in the coming months. Are many of you currently looking to build a new PC? Are you waiting for AMD's new CPUs to launch before jumping in?