AMD struck gold with their Zen based Ryzen CPUs in 2017. Their struggling CPUs were barely giving Intel any competition. With Ryzen, they not only manged to outdo Intel, but also forced them to double the core count of the mid-range i3 and i5 processors. Now the first Ryzen 2000 desktop CPU, the Ryzen 7 2700X has been spotted.

Ryzen 7 2700X

The Ryzen 7 2700X appears to have a 300 MHz higher clock than its predecessor, the Ryzen 7 1700X. The next-gen Ryzen flagship is expected to have a base clock of 3700 MHz and a turbo clock of 4124 MHz. The lower end CPUs have clocks speed of up to 4200 MHz.

The Ryzen 7 2700X has been tested with ASRock X370 Taichi, which confirms backward compatibility for the Ryzen 2000 range of CPUs.

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is an 8-core and 16-thread processor built on top of the Zen+ architecture utilizing 12nm FinFET node. AMD has confirmed that the Ryzen 2000 series will be available in April.

Those of you already with a Ryzen CPU might be wondering if this will be a feasible. The answer is no. The performance gap between the Ryzen 1000 and 2000 CPUs is going to be closer than the delta between Kabylake and Coffeelake. This time it’ll be AMD’s chance to increase it’s IPC, so it can stand upto Intel not only due to the core count advantage.

GlobalFoundries, of course, has to demonstrating that it’s the proper partner for AMD as well. That can be done by proving that AMD and GlobalFoundries can bring competitive CPUs to market based on thier 7nm node, but that’s still a ways off.

AMD has possibly opted for higher clocks so it can reduce the gap between the Ryzen CPUs and the Core i7-8700K.

As already mentioned, the high IPC and unbeatable multi-threading performance make it a better alternative than the 1800X.

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