AMD is planning the release of new Ryzen CPUs to replace their present ones which are the most successful for AMD. The new CPUs will be Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. They’ll replace Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, Ryzen 7 1700, Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1600 respectively. Not only they perform better but their price is also low compared to the later ones.
AMD is attempting to hit all the targets: aggressive pricing, top performance, and best value, all in one go. All the CPU’s will come with a bundled cooler and have the overclocked processing speed between 3.1-4.2 GHz. The new one’s processing speed will be 300MHz more than the previous ones. Ryzen 7 2700X will replace Ryzen 7 1800X with pricing $329 which is $170 less than that of Ryzen 7 1800X. It’ll also come with a bundled cooler with a base frequency of 3.7GHz and turbo frequency of 4.3GHz.
The details of the processors are mentioned below:
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Ryzen 5 2600X has turbo frequency same as Ryzen 7 2700X, but it has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, with six core processor and with a cache of 16 MB. This is supposed to be a replacement for Ryzen 5 1600X. Ryzen 7 2700X is a replacement for Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X. Instead of letting it have 7 cores, they made it with 8 cores.
The pricing of the AMD series is shown below:
Intel vs AMD:
When we compare Intel’s new overclocked i7 and i5 processors with AMD’s processors, the result is very clear that AMD is better than Intel in performance and pricing. AMD’s processors have less price than Intel’s.
AMD’s CPUs have more cores at less cost while Intel’s CPUs are expected to have frequency and IPC advantage. AMD also offers 2 threads for single core. It also offers better TDP.AMD also offers bundled cooler while Intel offers none.
Ryzen 7 2700X vs i7-8700K:
Frequencies and core counts are one part of the equation, though the way that AMD and Intel have different cache models will also play a significant part. One of the things we will see in this analysis is the comparative cache metrics, as well as the tuning AMD has done to close the gap. For pricing, AMD has put the Ryzen 7 2700X below the i7-8700K, as well as bundling the Wraith Prism RGB stock cooler which easily replaces any $30-40 cooler, saving the user some money.
Ryzen 5 2600X vs i5-8600K:
The Ryzen 5 2600X comparison with the Core i5-8600K is much closer than the higher-end parts. These components share core counts, although the Ryzen 5 has double the threads. For any multithreaded workload that can take advantage of simultaneous multithreading is likely to pull ahead. The Core i5-8600K is slightly ahead in core frequency, and is expected to have an IPC advantage as well. Again, AMD bundles the CPU with a good stock cooler, whereas Intel’s offering is poor-to-nil.
Overall, AMD is claiming that its high-end processors will come in within 1-2% of the competition at 1440p gaming, but give +20% in ‘creative performance’. We’ve got a few ways to test this.