On 27 March 2017, AMD organised an exclusive 2nd Gen Ryzen tech briefing and demo session in Bangkok. Space was extremely limited, so we are most fortunate to attend.
Don’t worry though – we recorded everything, so you can see for yourselves what went on during the 2nd Gen Ryzen tech briefing and demo in Bangkok! ENJOY!
- Page 1 : 2nd Gen Ryzen Tech Briefing Part 1
- Page 2 : 2nd Gen Ryzen Tech Briefing Part 2
- Page 3 : AMD Ryzen 7 2700X – First Look, Performance Demos, Overclocking
The 2nd Gen Ryzen Tech Briefing
Codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, the 2nd Gen Ryzen processors were more popularly (albeit inaccurately) called Ryzen 2. We had earlier shared with you the key features and specifications of the 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, as well as a price comparison.
Now, let’s join Kevin Lensing (AMD Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Client Business Unit) and James Prior (AMD Senior Product Manager) for their 2nd Gen Ryzen tech briefing.
The entire 2nd Gen Ryzen tech briefing runs just over an hour, including the Q&A session. If you are in a rush, here are the key points.
The Ryzen Effect
We posted our article, Thank The Ryzen Effect For Better Intel Processors, right after Intel launched their Coffee Lake processors. AMD pointed out the same thing – the Ryzen Effect forced Intel to introduce more processor cores after 8-10 years of stagnation.
Here is the AMD product pipeline for 2018 :
- Q2 2018 : Ryzen PRO Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics (not the Ryzen Mobile Pro!)
- 2H 2018 : 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO Processor
- 2H 2018 : 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Processor
Four 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs
As we already know, there will be four 2nd Gen Ryzen processors :
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X – 8C / 16T, 20 MB cache, 3.7 GHz / 4.3 GHz : US$ 329
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700 – 8C / 16T, 20 MB cache, 3.2 GHz / 4.1 GHz : US$ 299
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600X – 6C / 12T, 19 MB cache, 3.6 GHz / 4.2 GHz : US$ 229
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – 6C / 12T, 19 MB cache, 3.4 GHz / 3.9 GHz : US$ 199
For a price comparison against the first-generation Ryzen processors, click here!
Performance Vs. Coffee Lake
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X will come within 5% of the Intel Core i7-8700K in 1080p gaming performance (average of 12 games), while delivering over 20% better content creation performance (average of 5 applications).
Value Vs. Coffee Lake
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X comes with two additional processor cores, a premium Wraith Prism cooler, but is priced 6% cheaper than the Intel Core i7-8700K.
Next Page > The 2nd Gen Ryzen Tech Briefing (Continued)