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AMD officially launches 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 chips

AMDs new flagship processor, the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC World)
AMDs new flagship processor, the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC World)
AMD has officially launched its 2nd Gen Ryzen Series high-performance chips for desktop computers. While faster acrosss the range, AMD has also been aggressive with its pricing strategy, cutting prices and putting further pressure on Intel in the process.
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AMD has officially launched its 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processors. The new chips are based on the Zen+ architecture and are an interim upgrade in anticipation of all-new Zen 2 architecture due sometime next year. The new lineup includes two 8-core, 16 thread models and two 6-core, 12-thread models that feature improved performance and support for AMD SenseMI technology.

The big news is that the new flagship chip, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, is priced at just US$329. This chip replaces both the 1st-gen Ryzen 7 1700X (US$399) and 1800X (US$499), making considerably better value, particularly when you also factor in the free AMD Wrath Prism LED cooler included in the box. AMD’s Ryzen 7 was already threatening Intel’s dominance in the performance chip space, and AMD is now ramping up the pressure further.

Although AMD will reveal all the juicy details about the new chips when they start shipping on April 19, it did reveal that the 2nd-gen Ryzen chips will run on the new X470 AM4 chipset. One of the fundamental differences with the X400-series chipset is that it supports AMD’s SenseMI technology, which combines SSDs, spinning hard drives and RAM to boost overall system performance. The new chips will also work on X300-series motherboards with a BIOS update.

All the pricing and specification details can be found below.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1259 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-04-14 (Update: 2018-04-14)