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AMD introduced Ryzen processors past year to regain its lost market share in the High-End Desktop (HEDT) segment. AMD plans on continuing its streak with the launch of the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs aimed at consumer market. The latest flagship CPU directly replaces both the Ryzen 7 1800X and the 1700X, which were released past year.

The Ryzen 7 2700 on the other hand has the same amount of 8 cores and 16 thread count as the 2700X, but has a lower base and boost clock speed, with 3.2 GHz & 4.1 GHz respectively.

2600 - six cores, 12 threads, 19MB of cache.

The Ryzen 7 2700X that comes at Rs 24,490 (priced at $329 in US) has 8 cores, 16 threads and a base clock speed of 3.7GHz with a max boost to 4.3GHz. The new model is also competitively priced to go against Intel's Core i7-8700K, which is being sold for around $350. Ryzen 5 2600X, meanwhile, can reach 4.2 GHz. The particular CPU is a direct competitor to Intel's Core i5-8500.

The four 2-gen Ryzen processors arriving this week, which are built using a 12nm process and use the Zen+ architecture, include both the 2700X and 2600X chips, along with their non-X versions.

AMD also announced a new X470 chipset, though the new processors are compatible with existing socket AM4 motherboards as well (with a BIOS update). AMD is expected to release the platform's true follow-up models next year. You will not get a cooler with the CPU so that is something to keep in mind when buying this CPU.

The Ryzen 7 2700X is priced at United States dollars 329 (INR 21,452), whereas the Ryzen 7 2700 is priced at USD 299 (INR 19,496). It has the same amount of caches as the 2700 Thanks to the lower clock speeds; the 2700 has a 65 W TDP and comes with a Wraith Spire (LED) cooler in the box.

AMD finally opened up pre-orders for its second-generation of Ryzen chips last week, with the processors set to arrive this Thursday (April 19). And you can pre-order one right now, for delivery in just a few days' time.

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