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AMD's Ryzen 2 processors have been overclocked beyond 5GHz

17 April 2018

Last year, AMD has made a statement with the reveal of the Ryzen processors - the chipmaker is back in the game. As reported by Engadget, the second generation AMD Ryzen CPUs will provide a slight improvement over its predecessors, which will in turn give a better value for those who are just starting out and those who want to upgrade their systems.

There's also 2 new Ryzen 5 CPUs that were launched alongside the Ryzen 7 CPUs.

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 base clock speed has been increased to 3.7 GHz from 3.6 GHz, while the boost speed has jumped from 4 GHz to 4.3 GHz. We know their prices, performance ratings, clock speeds and thread counts.

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AMD has had a great year with the launch new CPU and GPU lineup, in 2017. The new model is also competitively priced to go against Intel's Core i7-8700K, which is being sold for around $350.

The AMD Ryzen 7 2600X appears have to clocked in at a slightly lower 5.882GHz, which is still impressive nonetheless given that this CPU is only meant to achieve 4.2GHz on a single-core. The particular CPU is a direct competitor to Intel's Core i5-8500.

A PC enthusiast named TSAIK posted two CPU-Z reports detailing the overclocking potential of the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X with liquid-nitrogen.

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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 including a free Wraith cooler with every chip, due to popular demand. The processor has a 95 W TDP and can be cooled by the Wraith Spire cooler, included in the box.

The Ryzen 7 2700X is priced at Dollars 329 (INR 21,452), whereas the Ryzen 7 2700 is priced at USD 299 (INR 19,496).

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AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs and APUs are just a few days away from launch, however, before these CPUs could get released benchmarks for Ryzen 2000 have started to pour in and one such gaming benchmark for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has popped up online.

AMD's Ryzen 2 processors have been overclocked beyond 5GHz