The 2nd gen AMD Ryzen CPU is now available along with a range of AM4 motherboards and new coolers.

AMD Ryzen has become the gamers and enthusiasts x86 CPU of choice. Ryzen provides more power per dollar than competitors.

“The 2nd gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors take everything that made the original Ryzen so groundbreaking and makes it better. Great performance combined with advanced technology to deliver an amazing experience for the most demanding users,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD.

2ND Generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors

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The 2nd gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor line-up includes two 8-core, 16-thread models and two 6-core, 12-thread models, all offering major upgrades and advanced AMD SenseMI technology.

 MODEL CORES THREADS CLOCK SPEED MAX BOOST / BASE (GHZ) SMART PREFETCH CACHE TDP COOLER SEP (AUD)
Ryzen 7 2700X 8 16 4.3/3.7 20MB 105W Wraith Prism (LED) $469
Ryzen 7 2700 8 16 4.1/3.2 20MB 65W Wraith Spire (LED) $425
Ryzen 5 2600X 6 12 4.2/3.6 19MB 95W Wraith Spire $319
Ryzen 5 2600 6 12 3.9/3.4 19MB 65W Wraith Stealth $279

All 2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors include an AMD Wraith cooler inside the retail box. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X includes the Wraith Prism cooler that offers improved thermal performance over the Wraith Max. It features a more compatible fan profile and enhanced lighting capabilities with per-RGB controls.

The new AMD X470 chipset supports all 2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors for socket AM4. This chipset comes with a free download of the new AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology to combine the speed of an SSD with the capacity of a hard drive into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive.

Motherboards with the AMD X470 chipset will launch alongside the 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors, with designs available from top manufacturers including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI.

Compatible with all current AM4 processors, the new X470 motherboards augment the existing 300-series motherboards. These are also compatible with the new 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors via a firmware (BIOS) update.

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