AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

It’s time for the second generation of the AMD Ryzen brand of PC processors. The first lineup includes the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. Two of these CPUs roll with 8-core, 16-thread tech, and the other two are 6-core, 12-thread models. Each of these AMD Ryzen (2nd-gen) CPUs have advanced AMD SenseMI technology under the hood.

Below you’ll see a grid of the various different models available right out the gate for this 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processor collection. Along with the 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processor collection will launch AMD X470 chipset motherboards. Amongst early manufacturers of these boards are ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI.

All X470 motherboards are compatible with all current AM4 processors and augment 300-series motherboards already on the market. These are all compatible with 2nd gen Ryzen processors after one firmware (BIOS) update.

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