AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 14:49:25 CEST
Topic: AMD

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X

There are no major surprises here. AMD's remit with Pinnacle Ridge is to find extra performance via multiple avenues available a year after the initial launch. Increasing the core base and boost frequency is one obvious method, evidenced by the four new chips operating at higher speeds than the previous generation. AMD has been able to achieve higher sustained clocks by using two methods: a move to a 12nm LP process from GlobalFoundries and adoption of Precision Boost 2 - we will talk more about both in a while. Core frequency gains are the largest performance differentiator if the base architecture remains largely the same, of course, yet adding faster memory support can also be deemed useful in most circumstances, and thus the move to DDR4-2,933 is predictable. AMD has also reworked the cache and DRAM latencies to offer nippier access for latency-sensitive tasks. In sum, the firm has grabbed the medium-hanging fruit that was left on the table in the drive to release the initial Ryzen chips in March last year. These improvements are expected and welcome from a performance and power perspective.  "

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X review @ Hexus

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