AMD Ryzen Deep Dive: The 2700X, 2700, 2600X, and 2600

With 2017 finished, and Ryzen being very successful for AMD, the inevitable question was due: what happens next? Early in 2018, the plans were laid bare: a second generation Ryzen processor was set to come in mid-year, followed by a second generation Threadripper, using GlobalFoundries’ 12nm process. This is not AMD’s next big microarchitecture, which we know is called  Zen 2 on 7nm, but an opportunity to launch a wave of components with minor improvements and take advantage of a manufacturing process that gives more frequency and more performance.

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700

AMD’s first-generation “non-X” Ryzen processors were universally hailed as budget champions. That changes with the company’s 2000-series CPUs, though. Its Ryzen 7 2700 is only $30 cheaper than the 2700X. Given a choice between them, we’d rather have the flagship’s great performance and capable bundled cooler for a few dollars more.

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