AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X hit Geekbench with up to 4 GHz boost and impressive performance
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Two new mainstream AMD processors have just been spotted on Geekbench and both seem to deliver an excellent performance/price ratio. The new chips are 12 nm parts and belong to the Ryzen 2000 series. Priced below US$200, the Ryzen 5 2500X and its cheaper companion, the Ryzen 3 2300X, are both targeting the budget gamer sector of the market.
The first of the two is the quad-core Ryzen 5 2500X. This chip features a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and sports multi-threading capabilities. Its TDP will probably be similar to the 65 W of its predecessor — the Ryzen 5 1500X, but we should expect slightly better overclocking headroom. The Ryzen 5 2500X has 16 MP of L3 cache and its Geekbench results of 4,782 single-core points and 17,291 multi-core points place it very close to the Intel Core i7-7700 in terms of performance. Combined with the anticipated price of US$150 to US$160, this level of performance will turn it into an excellent deal.
The slower Ryzen 3 2300X has a slightly lower single-core performance (4,734 points), but its base clock speed is 3.5 GHz. Since it lacks multi-threading, the 13,999 multi-core score is not surprising. The level of performance this chip achieves places it in line with the Intel Core i5-7600K. The price tag is rumored to read US$120 to US$140. Although the Ryzen 3 2300X seems like a great deal for those on a very tight budget, the Ryzen 5 2500X delivers a better value considering the rumored prices.
AMD still has to confirm the prices above, but we don't expect them to be much higher. Both processors will retail fully unlocked and are compatible with the X370 and X470 AM4 mainboards. There is no official launch date to talk about yet, but we expect the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 2 2300X to hit the market in a matter of weeks.
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