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The AMD Ryzen 5 2500X makes an appearance in the Acer Nitro N50-100 gaming desktop

The Acer Nitro N50-100 features an AMD Ryzen 5 2500X CPU. (Source: HotHardware)
The Acer Nitro N50-100 features an AMD Ryzen 5 2500X CPU. (Source: HotHardware)
Acer Slovakia seems to have published the details of the Nitro 50-100 gaming desktop tower that features the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X processor. The Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X were not mentioned during the Ryzen 2 unveiling making this the first official appearance of the CPU.

Looks like we might get to see the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X in action after all. The revelation comes in the wake of Acer Slovakia listing the Ryzen 5 2500X-powered Nitro 50-100 gaming tower on its website. The CPU was not formally announced during the Ryzen 2 unveiling in April this year but we've seen a few benchmarks pointing to the existing of the Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X. 

The Nitro 50-100 desktop seems to sport decent specs for the asking price of ~US$1,100. There is 8 GB of DDR4 2,666 MHz RAM onboard along with a combination of a 256 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. An AMD Radeon RX 580 4 GB DDR5 GPU provides the graphics horsepower. The PC also comes with the usual fare of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, and a LAN port. The interesting part of the entire setup is of course, the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X CPU.

The Ryzen 5 2500X is a 65W 4C/8T part with a base clock of 3.6 GHz and turbo clock of 4 GHz or more (depending on the cooler). Recent Geekbench scores seem to put it in the same league as the Intel Core i7-7700. The processor is expected to deal at around US$150-160. There is also a Ryzen 3 2300X part with 4C/4T having a base clock of 3.5 GHz and turbo clock of 4 GHz that is expected to retail between US$120-140. The minimal price difference between both these SKUs means that the Ryzen 5 2500X can turn out to be very popular among mainstream gamers.

AMD is yet to officially announce the Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X SKUs but we can expect an announcement by the end of this month alongside the B450 chipset. 

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The Acer Nitro 50-100 listing. (Source: HotHardware)
The Acer Nitro 50-100 listing. (Source: HotHardware)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-25 (Update: 2018-07-25)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.