AMD plans on continuing its streak with the launch of the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs aimed at consumer market. Out of the four chips, Ryzen 7 2700X is the fastest chip with a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and max boost of 4.3GHz.
Okay sure, you're going to have to start sloshing around liquid nitrogen to be able to get the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X chips to top 5.8GHz, but that's still a pretty good start for AMD's second generation Ryzen processors. The latest flagship CPU directly replaces both the Ryzen 7 1800X and the 1700X, which were released a year ago. The increases in clock speeds are undoubtedly minuscule, but with a lower price tag, buyers won't find any reason not to go for the newer models. Compared to 1800X, which shipped at $499, 2700X is now available at $329.
There's also 2 new Ryzen 5 CPUs that were launched alongside the Ryzen 7 CPUs. According to a report from Kotaku, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 2700X will include a "Prism LED" cooler, which comes with a multi-colored LED backlight.
The Ryzen 5 2600 is a 6 core 12 thread CPU with a base clock and boost clock frequencies of 3.4 GHz & 3.9 GHz.
As an added bonus to buyers, AMD has announced that they will be including a free "Wraith" cooler with each CPU. The processor has a 95 W TDP and can be cooled by the Wraith Spire cooler, included in the box. All new CPUs will run on the AMD X470 chipset, with support for StoreMI technology. AMD is scheduled to launch the new Zen chips on April 19. Existing 300 series boards will be compatible with the new CPUs with a simple firmware upgrade in the BIOS.