Two new mainstream AMD processors have been spotted in the Geekbench database. AMD’s Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X have appeared within the benchmarking software, implying a release date for the budget-friendly processors may be close.
The Ryzen 5 2500X will slot just below the Ryzen 5 2600 in the current second generation Ryzen 2 lineup as the direct successor to the Ryzen 5 1500X. According to the Geekbench entry, this processor will feature four cores with simultaneous multithreading enabled for a total of eight threads, and feature 16MB of L3 cache, and feature a 65W TDP.
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As the replacement for the budget-oriented Ryzen 3 1300X, the Ryzen 3 2300X will feature just the straight four cores without the doubled thread count. It also is listed to come with half the L3 cache, at 8MB, and a TDP of 65W. This will also be the first 2000-series Ryzen 3 chip that doesn’t come with integrated Vega graphics on the same package.
As for clockspeeds, the Geekbench entry (reported by Sweclockers) indicates a base clockspeed for the top-end chip at 3.6GHz, and a boost of 4GHz. The Ryzen 3 CPU, however, will feature a base clockspeed of 3.5GHz and a boost of 4GHz. That’s quite a considerable bump for both chips from their first-gen AMD Ryzen predecessors, which both topped out at 3.7GHz boost.
Both processors will be making use of the 12nm process – indicated by the bump in clockspeed – which has also been rolled out with the other AMD Ryzen 2 processors that launched earlier in the year. This will alsobring with it the improvements to the SenseMI technology package, such as Precision Boost 2 and Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR 2), to help keep clockspeeds higher under heavy load.
AMD have included coolers in the box with all of the Ryzen 2 processors so far, so there’s no reason why that wouldn’t carry on with these two processors too. The Ryzen 5 2500X may well come with a Wraith Spire (without RGB lighting) – as was included with its first gen predecessor – and the Ryzen 3 2300X will likely come with the Wraith Stealth.
It seems fitting that the launch of these new entry-level processors will coincide with the release window of the cut-down budget-friendly AMD B450 motherboards – which were commonplace at Computex. That means we can potentially expect AMD to launch the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X sometime at the end of July.