The AMD Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) Price, Specifications & Availability Leaked!
AMD launched the Ryzen 7 processors in March 2017, and rumours are starting to coalesce around an early 2018 launch of the second-generation Ryzen desktop processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge. Check out the leaked AMD Ryzen 2 price, specifications and availability!
Naming The AMD Ryzen 2 Processors
Colloquially known as Ryzen 2, the AMD Pinnacle Ridge processors promise even to deliver even better price-performance value than their award-winning Ryzen brethren. But calling the actual models Ryzen 2 is confusing, because the Ryzen family is split into three numerically-named lines – Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3.
Officially, they should be known as the 2000 series, like so :
- AMD Ryzen 7 2000 Series
- AMD Ryzen 5 2000 Series
- AMD Ryzen 3 2000 Series
AMD Raven Ridge
The first AMD Ryzen 2 processors already hit the market on 12 February 2018. The AMD Ryzen 2000G Series, codenamed Raven Ridge, is considered to be part of the Ryzen 2000 series, even though they are based on the existing Zen microarchitecture.
They are Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) – essentially Ryzen CPUs with integrated Vega graphics. You can read more about them in our articles :
- The AMD Raven Ridge Desktop APUs – Everything You Need To Know!
- AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics Review
- AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics Review
AMD Pinnacle Ridge
The “true” AMD Ryzen 2 desktop processors are codenamed Pinnacle Ridge. They are based on the Zen+ microarchitecture, and are fabricated using a finer 12 nm FinFET process technology. AMD will be introducing four Pinnacle Ridge processors in April 2018.
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X – 8C/16T, 3.7 GHz base, 4.35 GHz boost
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700 – 8C/16T, 3.2 GHz base, 4.1 GHz boost
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600X – 6C/12T, 3.6 GHz base, 4.25 GHz boost
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – 6C/12T, 3.4 GHz base, 3.9 GHz boost
The existing AMD 300-series motherboards will support AMD Ryzen 2 “Pinnacle Ridge” processors with a BIOS update, which should be available starting March 2018.
The AMD Ryzen 2 Processor Specifications
Here are the specifications of the eight AMD Ryzen 2 processors – six Pinnacle Ridge processors, and two Raven Ridge APUs.
|Specifications||Ryzen 7 2700X||Ryzen 7 2700||Ryzen 5 2600X||Ryzen 5 2600||Ryzen 5 2400G||Ryzen 3 2200G|
|Code Name||Pinnacle Ridge||Pinnacle Ridge||Pinnacle Ridge||Pinnacle Ridge||Raven Ridge||Raven Ridge|
|Process Technology||12 nm FinFET||12 nm FinFET||12 nm FinFET||12 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET|
|Cores / Threads||8 / 16||8 / 16||6 / 12||6 / 12||4 / 8||4 / 4|
|Base Clock||3.70 GHz||3.20 GHz||3.60 GHz||3.40 GHz||3.60 GHz||3.50 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.35 GHz||4.10 GHz||4.25 GHz||3.90 GHz||3.90 GHz||3.70 GHz|
|L2 Cache||4 MB||4 MB||3 MB||3 MB||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||4 MB||4 MB|
|Integrated GPU||None||None||None||None||Radeon RX Vega 11||Radeon Vega 8|
|Max. DDR4 Speed||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933|
|TDP||105 W||65 W||95 W||65 W||65 W||65 W|
|Bundled Cooler||Wraith Prism||Wraith Spire (LED)||Wraith Spire||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth|
|Launch Price||US$ 369||US$ 299||US$ 249||US$ 199||US$ 169||US$ 99|
The AMD Ryzen 2 Processor Price & Availability
The AMD Ryzen 2 “Pinnacle Ridge” processors will hit the market on 19 April 2018, at the following price points :
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X – US$ 369 (with Wraith Prism)
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700 – US$ 299 (with Wraith Spire LED)
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600X – US$ 249 (with Wraith Spire)
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – US$ 199 (with Wraith Stealth)