Ryzen 2700X spotted – How much faster is it than a 1700X?

Ryzen 2700X spotted - How much faster is it than a 1700X?

Ryzen 2700X spotted – How much faster is it than a 1700X?

AMD’s Ryzen series of processors launch a year ago, transforming the CPU market by delivering PC builders a lot of value for money. The release of Ryzen prompted Intel to decrease the cost of their CPUs significantly when compared to their previous generations, so much so that they shipped their 8700K at the same price as their 7700K with a 50% increase in core/thread count, less than a year after the 7700K launched.

Next month AMD is set to release their Ryzen 2nd Generation processors, utilising GlobalFoundries’ new 12nm process, Precision Boost 2 technology and a promise of higher CPU clocks than their previous generation offerings. In short, Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs will offer a notable performance boost over their 1st generation counterparts. 

Now a new CPU called the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has been spotted, with a base clock speed of 3700MHz and a maximum boost clock speed of 4.2GHz, surpassing AMD’s ist generation Ryzen 1800X flagship, nevermind the Ryzen 7 1700X that it replaces. 

When compared to the Ryzen 7 1700X, the 2700X offers a 300MHz boost in both base and boost clock speeds, fueling hopes that the Ryzen 7 2800X will provide even higher base/boost clock speeds, perhaps reaching a base clock speed of 3.9 or 4GHz.     

  

Ryzen 2700X spotted - How much faster is it than a 1700X?  
Ryzen 2700X spotted - How much faster is it than a 1700X?

(Images from Computerbase.de)

 
While Ryzen Second Generation CPUs will still offer the same basic Zen core design, it is likely that AMD has made some minor design tweaks to provide a few minor performance enhancements, utilising the same cache latency reductions as Raven Ridge while also offering support for higher speed DDR4 memory. There is also a chance that AMD has reduced the inter-CCX latencies of Ryzen 2nd generation products, though this is just speculation. 

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