AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Octa-Core Processor Preview
AMD first showed us the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X at an exclusive tech briefing in March. Now, we have the opportunity to test it out for ourselves. So how fast is the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X? What exactly does it offer over its predecessors? Find out in our review of this new 2nd Gen Ryzen processor!
AMD Pinnacle Ridge
Codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors are based on an improved Zen microarchitecture, what AMD calls the AMD Zen+ microarchitecture. In addition, they’re fabricated on the 12 nm LP process technology.
AMD categorise them as part of the AMD Ryzen 2000 Series. This may be a little confusing since the AMD Raven Ridge APUs are also in the same series, even though they are based on the first-generation Ryzen processors, and fabricated on the original 14 nm process.
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Specifications Compared
|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||3.7 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz||3.60 GHz||3.50 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.3 GHz||4.1 GHz||4.2 GHz||3.9 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$ 329||US$ 299||US$ 229||US$ 199||US$ 169||US$ 99|
Unboxing The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (Price Check) comes bundled with the new AMD Wraith Prism cooler, which features a rainbow LED ring and illuminated fan blades. Let’s unbox it, and see what we find inside!
Here is what you will find inside the box :
- The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU and case badge
- The AMD Wraith Prism cooler, with two cables
- An AMD CPU installation guide, and certificate of authenticity (missing in our box)