AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X surfaces online with a 300MHz clockspeed bump in tow | PCGamesN

AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X surfaces online with a 300MHz clockspeed bump in tow

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X performance

AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X chip has appeared online, following earlier leaks of the Ryzen 5 2600 processor last month. This eight-core chip will succeed the popular Ryzen 7 1700X from the first generation, and will launch alongside the rest of AMD’s Ryzen 2 chips in April.

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The news comes in the form of a 3DMark result - reported by ComputerBase - which indicates a 300MHz clockspeed bump for the eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 2700X over the its older Ryzen 7 1700X counterpart - resulting in a base clockspeed bump from 3.4 to 3.7GHz, and a boost clock from 3.8 to 4.1GHz.

Precision Boost 2 could see those clockspeed increases end up being a little more meaningful to frame rates than they may appear at first glance - which we think could put AMD in with a chance to take the gaming crown from Intel. The changes to the all-core boost algorithm could lead to higher sustained clocks under load, and with the added 200 - 300MHz boost, this could really aid gaming performance.

AMD Precision Boost 2

There’s also another 3DMark result indicating a 4.2GHz clockspeed, but it seems likely that this is due to XFR increasing clocks by another 100MHz - thanks to available thermal overhead.

AMD’s second-gen Ryzen chips don’t feature any considerable architectural changes over their forebears and performance isn’t expected to jump massively between the two when these chips launch in April. However, they are built on the improved 12nm process for the Zen+ microarchitecture and this - along with improvements to the SenseMI tech - should give Ryzen enough sticking power to compete with Intel’s Coffee Lake chips, which are set to launch between March and April.

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3 Months ago

Thanks for the report guys! I honestly am probably refreshing for this a couple of times a day. Did anyone grab the scores or was it just a snap from Reddit? Either way 300mhz and XFR that can boost all cores.... I am super excited to see what they can do. Take into account that Zen 2 is already designed, AMD will be a common name again in the PC industry. I have already given Ryzen desktops out here at my work and have gotten nothing but thanks from their users. I just got in my first Swift 3 with they Ryzen 7 and man... an APU with the speed and graphics this has is insane! My main rig at home is a coffeelake i5... but ill be moving to Ryzen when these are launched for sure.

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3 Months ago

Genuinely excited for the second-gen Ryzen. Could really close the gaming gap on Intel, and I think that's really big news. That was the last thing the Core processors were hanging on to, and if the boosted frequencies can stick in-game (like they have with the Raven Ridge desktop APUs) then it's going to be fascinating.