5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

Today we’re taking a quick look at the latest in CPU power from AMD in Ryzen 2nd Gen, in four configurations. This is the firsts official announcement on hardware for Ryzen 2nd Gen, and it comes in four different packages. The factoids we’re about to run down should give you a good enough idea of what’s going on to get yourself in the mood to move on from 2017, at last.

1. First 2 types, 4 models

Two different lines were revealed today in the Ryzen 2nd generation mix. One is Ryzen 7, the other is Ryzen 5. The four models revealed today include Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 5 2600, and Ryzen 5 2600X. All of these models will work with your X370 platform tech with one simple BIOS update.

Above you’ll see specs straight from AMD showing what these first two types (and four models) are all about. Gaze upon the two 8-core, 16-thread models as well as the two 6-core, 12-thread models, in all their basic numbers-toting glory.

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