Pre-Orders for Second Generation AMD Ryzen Processors Now Live; Shipping to Begin Next Week

Pre-Orders for Second Generation AMD Ryzen Processors Now Live; Shipping to Begin Next Week

As a response to Intel's new line of 8th-generation CPUs, AMD has launched its second generation of the Ryzen series, which will ship out next week.

Looking to upgrade your processor on your gaming rig? Do you prefer AMD CPUs over Intel? Well, you are in luck, because AMD’s latest line of CPUs is up and ready for pre-order.

According to the PC part manufacturer, the second generation of Ryzen processors consists of four SKUs, which have been divided evenly between six-core/twelve-thread, and eight-core/sixteen-thread options. All four CPUs are now available for consumers to pre-order with shipping for the product set to begin on Thursday, April 19.

The names of these new chips are the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and the Ryzen 5 2600. When designing this new line of chips, AMD made some tweaks to the processor’s performance optimization with each of the four chips running slightly faster than its predecessor.

When comparing each of the processors together, the Ryzen 7 2700X is by far the fastest of the new line and contains two eight-core/sixteen-thread SKUs; other noteworthy features include is a base clock of 3.7GHz and 4.3GHz boost clock. Essentially, making this the perfect replacement for those currently sporting the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.

Now, PC parts are certainly costing quite the pretty penny these days (especially graphics cards) so, PC gamers and techies alike will be happy to know that this new line of CPUs is also cheaper than the first-gen Ryzen processors. Curious to know the price difference? Here’s the full rundown:

First-Generation MSRP Second-Generation MSRP
Ryzen 7 1800X $499.99 Ryzen 7 2700X $329.99
Ryzen 7 1700X $399.99 Ryzen 7 2700 $299.99
Ryzen 7 1700 $329.99 Ryzen 5 2600X $229.99
Ryzen 5 1600X $249.99 Ryzen 5 2600 $199.99
Ryzen 5 1600 $219.99 N/A N/A

Of course, those that use AMD as their preferred processor will know that the first-generation processors have seen a price cut since they first launched. Nevertheless, it is nice to see AMD launch a new generation of processors that are more affordable than its predecessors.

If you are looking to pre-order one of the new CPUs above, you can do so via Amazon.

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