AMD launches 2nd gen Ryzen CPUs starting from Rs 12,990
AMD has launched its 2nd generation Ryzen processors in India and the processors start at Rs 12,990 and go up to Rs 24,490. The desktop class CPUs compete head-to-head with Intel's latest 8th generation processors.
AMD introduced Ryzen processors last year to regain its lost market share in the High-End Desktop (HEDT) segment. Breaking benchmarks set by the rival Intel processors, Ryzen processors offered great value for money at their retail price which was about half that of the Intel processors.
While Intel Core processors have a maximum of 6 cores for the top model in the 8th gen series, the base model of the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen have 6 cores at one-third of the price. AMD claims the new processor lineup offers world's highest multithreaded performance among desktop processors in its class.
The Ryzen 7 2700X that comes at Rs 24,490 (priced at $329 in the US) has 8 cores, 16 threads and a base clock speed of 3.7GHz with a max boost up to 4.3GHz.
The 2700 also has the 8/16 core/thread count and the same amount of cache but has lower 3.2GHz/4.1GHz base/boost clock speed and a lower 65W TDP. It comes with the Wraith Spire cooler with RGB ring and is priced at $299.
The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors use the same Zen architecture as the previous one that AMD claims allowed it to push for a staggering 52 percent increase in the Instructions Per Clock, compared to the previous architecture.
All 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors ship with the new AMD Wraith cooling unit, which AMD says offers improved thermal performance over the Wraith Max, a more compatible fan profile and enhanced lighting capabilities with per-RGB controls.
The Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 in 8 core and 6 core configurations respectively will sell for Rs 24,490 and Rs 15,490.
AMD has also launched the compatible AMD X470 chipset that supports the AM4 socket on the new processors and several designs will be sold by ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. The older 300-series motherboards are also compatible with the new processors.
While the processors are available for pre-order, they will start shipping after April 19.