Second generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors launched

Four models optimised for gamers, creators and hardware enthusiasts

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Second generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors launched Anderson says second generation Ryzen CPUs are raising the standards for enthusiast gamers and creators.
By  Manda Banda Published  April 24, 2018

Chip maker AMD, has revealed the global availability of its second generation Ryzen desktop processors, starting with four models optimized for gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts.

The Ryzen7 2700X, 2700, Ryzen5 2600X and 2600 processors use the world's first 12nm process technology.

According to AMD, the second generation Ryzen processors can offer up to 15% higher gaming performance than the first generation Ryzen processors, while delivering the highest multiprocessing performance you can get on a mainstream desktop PC and enhanced capabilities including Precision Boost 2 and Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR 2).

"Last year we started changing the PC industry with the introduction of our first wave of Ryzen processors - delivering more performance, features, and choice to our customers than before," said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD. "Our second generation Ryzen CPUs continue this pursuit by raising the standards for enthusiast gamers and creators."

Anderson added that with this launch AMD is also demonstrating that it's just getting started and committed to delivering a multi-generational roadmap of leadership high-performance processors that will drive innovation and competition into the industry for years to come.

Building on the "Zen" architecture, the second generation Ryzen processors combine the improved "Zen+" core with other major performance, feature and platform advancements, the company stated.

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