AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X overclocked above 5.8GHz

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The desktop class CPUs compete head-to-head with Intel's latest 8th generation processors.

AMD also announced a new X470 chipset, though the new processors are compatible with existing socket AM4 motherboards as well (with a BIOS update). In addition to the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X, the company also announced non-X variants of both parts.

The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors use the same Zen architecture as the previous one that AMD claims allowed it to push for a staggering 52 per cent increase in the Instructions Per Clock, compared to the previous architecture. AMD is scheduled to launch the new Zen chips on April 19. AMD claims the new processor lineup offers world's highest multithreaded performance among desktop processors in its class.

The second gen Ryzen now all come with AMD's SenseMI Technology and has been upgraded to perform significantly better than the first gen Ryzen chips. The 2600 has a combined cache of 19 MB and has a lower TDP value of 65 W. The CPU comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler.

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To give you a better idea of just how impressive these overclocks are, the Ryzen 7 2700X can achieve a maximum boost frequency of 4.3 GHz on a single-core with the help of Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2). The latest flagship CPU directly replaces both the Ryzen 7 1800X and the 1700X, which were released past year. The new model is also competitively priced to go against Intel's Core i7-8700K, which is being sold for around $350. The 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 2600X hit 5.882GHz. Users who would not be using all the multi-threading capability of the new 2700 series could instead pick up one of the new Ryzen 5 2600 chips, instead.

TSAIK manages to get the Ryzen 5 2600X up to a slightly slower speed of 5.882GHz, which was no mean feat either, particularly as the processor tops out at 4.2GHz out of the box. The 2600X and 2600 in the Ryzen 5 range are priced at Dollars 229 (INR 14,932) USD 199 (INR 12,975), respectively.

AMD plans on continuing its streak with the launch of the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs aimed at consumer market.

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