Monday, September 10th 2018

AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Quad-core and Energy-Efficient Processor Models

AMD today announced the much-awaited 2nd generation Ryzen quad-core socket AM4 processors, in addition to two new E-series (energy-efficient) variants of its existing processor models. To begin with, the company announced the 4-core/8-thread Ryzen 5 2500X and the 4-core/4-thread Ryzen 3 2300X.

Unlike their predecessors that are carved out of the "Summit Ridge" silicon by disabling 2 cores per compute complex or CCX (2+2 CCX config), the 2500X and 2300X feature a 4+0 config, or an entire CCX in the "Pinnacle Ridge" silicon being disabled. This also means that the 2500X has just 8 MB of L3 cache (its predecessor has 16 MB). The 2300X is clocked at 3.50 GHz with 4.00 GHz boost, while the 2500X ticks at 3.60 GHz with 4.00 GHz boost. The TDP of both chips is rated at 65W.

AMD also released the "E" brand extension for its 2nd generation Ryzen series, with the new Ryzen 5 2600E, and the Ryzen 7 2700E. Both these chips sacrifice clock speeds for an impressive 45W TDP. The 2600E is clocked at 3.10 GHz, with 4.00 GHz (compared to 3.60 GHz ~ 4.20 GHz of the 2600X); while the 2700E ticks at 2.80 GHz, with 4.00 GHz boost (compared to 3.70 GHz ~ 4.30 GHz of the 2700X). The company didn't reveal pricing of the four chips.
Source: Anandtech
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89 Comments on AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Quad-core and Energy-Efficient Processor Models

#2
PLSG08
Really hoping the 2600E would be a good processor. Been looking for an Efficient Ryzen Chip for a new build and this one looks like it'll fit the bill
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#3
hat
Enthusiast
noel_fs said:
Not that bad but i had expected to see 4.5ghz in X brand
We might see that with Zen 2. This is Zen+, a mere refresh of the original.
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#4
Fatalfury
in AMD website it says ryzen 2500x will not come with any stock cooler.. is it true?
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#5
GorbazTheDragon
Hmm, 2500x might be interesting low end gaming chip. Wonder how it will stack up against the quad i3s.
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#6
madness777
45W on an 8C/16T chip am I seeing things?
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#7
jdon
Fatalfury said:
in AMD website it says ryzen 2500x will not come with any stock cooler.. is it true?
They're being sold as OEM and System Integrator only chips, so no retail packaging, no cooler.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
Those E chips will show up in a lot of OEM systems
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#9
hat
Enthusiast
Hopefully. Chips like the 2200G would be good for basic systems, too.
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#11
notb
Mussels said:
Those E chips will show up in a lot of OEM systems
Why would they? Can you name a situation when 45W 8-core desktop chip makes sense?

It really looks like AMD is out of ideas at this point and just making all CPUs they can out of the Zen parts lying around...
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#12
TheLostSwede
notb said:
Why would they? Can you name a situation when 45W 8-core desktop chip makes sense?

It really looks like AMD is out of ideas at this point and just making all CPUs they can out of the Zen parts lying around...
So what you're saying is that Intel doesn't have any low TDP desktop parts? :roll:
Dude, get a life instead of spending time trolling here.
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#13
beautyless
8Cores 45 watts're make sense for small form factor. But should be price lower than 2700.
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#14
GoldenX
Lower TDP processors are always more expensive, they need the best binned parts, it's the same with Intel.

Now, AMD shows up an 8 core CPU, with a nice 4GHz turbo frequency, at only 45w, and Intel fanboy's answer is "why do you need this"? Man, get some arguments.
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
notb said:
Why would they? Can you name a situation when 45W 8-core desktop chip makes sense?

It really looks like AMD is out of ideas at this point and just making all CPUs they can out of the Zen parts lying around...
marketing, marketing, marketing
"all new 2019 8 core PC!"
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#16
silentbogo
notb said:
Can you name a situation when 45W 8-core desktop chip makes sense?
Cannot understand whether it was an attempt at sarcasm or not...
It's a friggin' 45W equivalent of R7-1700. You can compile linux kernel on it in sub-100 seconds, you can play games on it, you can do CAD, or even utilize all of those cores/threads for most Photoshop and Gimp filters. The only thing you cannot do with 2700E is fry eggs, cause it's only 45W.
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#18
nemesis.ie
Regarding the lower TDP parts, this would also be great in HTPCs. That's why I got a low power i7 a few years ago.

You can leave it on sipping very little juice and then have lots of oomph when needed for handling large media files etc.

The 8/16 might be the perfect upgrade, depending on the price.
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#19
notb
TheLostSwede said:
So what you're saying is that Intel doesn't have any low TDP desktop parts? :roll:
Dude, get a life instead of spending time trolling here.
Intel's one have IGP.
beautyless said:
8Cores 45 watts're make sense for small form factor. But should be price lower than 2700.
If by SFF you mean a typical mITX case, then 65W is fine.
45W CPUs (-T models) are great for thin clients and mini PCs. Ryzen 2700E is not so great.
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#20
silentbogo
notb said:
Ryzen 2700E is not so great
Any justification? Any logical reasoning? Or we have to believe that it sucks simply because you said so?
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#21
IceShroom
AMD need to release those 45W part in retail. OEM will not put them in proper system.
And lets not forget, 2 years ago 3.0GHz 8 core were only 140W.
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
notb said:
Intel's one have IGP.
...which is power-gated (not clock-gated) if PEG is populated.
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#23
notb
silentbogo said:
Any justification? Any logical reasoning? Or we have to believe that it sucks simply because you said so?
Most people like their thin clients with video output.
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#24
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
notb said:
Most people like their thin clients with video output.
Good thing the target probably isn't thin clients then.
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#25
bug
notb said:
Why would they? Can you name a situation when 45W 8-core desktop chip makes sense?

It really looks like AMD is out of ideas at this point and just making all CPUs they can out of the Zen parts lying around...
For OEMs it never needs to make sense. It just needs to put out some numbers they can sell :D
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