AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs: Australian Pricing And Release Date

AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs: Australian Pricing And Release Date
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AMD has announced the desktop line-up of its 2nd generation Ryzen processors. Today, the company released details for four chips, ranging from the high-end 2700X (specs for which were leaked earlier this week), to the more budget-friendly 2600.

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In terms of hardware, not much separates the the 2700 and 2600 flavours, the biggest point of difference being eight cores versus six. Ignoring clock speeds, we won’t know how much of an impact this has on performance until benchmarks come out, but suffice it to say, all four chips look competitive.

2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors

Model Cores Threads Speed (max/base) SP Cache TDP Price
Ryzen 7 2700X 8 16 4.3/3.7GHz 20MB 105W $469
Ryzen 7 2700 8 16 4.1/3.2GHz 20MB 65W $425
Ryzen 5 2600X 6 12 4.2/3.6GHz 19MB 95W $319
Ryzen 5 2600 6 12 3.9/3.4GHz 19MB 65W $279

Each processor comes with a cooler — no surprises there — however, the ones AMD provides are a bit fancier than what you’d normally expect.

The top-of-the-line 2700X is boxed with a so-called “Prism LED” cooler, while the 2700 comes with the Spire LED. The 2600X and 2600 get the LED-less Spire and Stealth respectively.

AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs: Australian Pricing And Release DateImage: AMD

While the processors won’t be available until April 19, you are free to preorder them, starting from today.


  • Seriously considering a 2700x + x470 motherboard. But I’ll be holding off for a few weeks for (a) serious reviews to show up (as opposed to all the leaked ones) and (b) for a chance to see if any major bugs/issues show up. Seems unlikely since it’s a revision of an existing CPU not an entirely new one. But early adopters are the ones who get bitten 😛

    Interestingly, the 2700x shows up on StaticIce as being available at Umart but it’s not listed on the Umart site. At least not either of the ones I use.

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