The performance of the 2nd generation of AMD’s flagship AMD Ryzen 2700X was leaked to the network. The new chip is already delivered, and sales are expected to begin in mid-April. Ryzen 7 2700X is the flagship 8-core 12-nm AMD processor for the AM4 connector. It will replace not only the Ryzen 7 1700X, but 1800X: at a higher performance than the 1800X, its cost ($ 370) will be below the starting price of 1700X ($ 400).
According to the leak, the Ryzen 7 2700X received 20,909 points in the Fire Strike Ultra 1.1 processor-independent physics test, an impressive 18% higher than the Ryzen 7 1700X (17,825 points) and 11% ahead of the Ryzen 7 1800X (19,051 points). In all three records, the 3DMark Ryzen 7 2700X worked at a clock speed of over 4.2 GHz (fluctuations ranged from 4264 MHz to 4,214 MHz), which undoubtedly helped him outrun both of his predecessors. The processor was installed in a system with two 8-GB memory modules DDR4 2,400 MHz, which, incidentally, is inferior to the new officially supported chip specification JEDEC DDR4 2933 MHz.
In the second generation of Ryzen, it is expected that the processors will, on average, run at 400 MHz at a higher frequency than the predecessors. In many respects this is achieved due to more sophisticated and subtle technological process, as well as more advanced technologies and algorithms of Turbo and XFR. As for overclocking, it is reported that the Ryzen 7 2700X works reliably at a frequency of about 4.4 GHz versus the current 4-4.1 GHz limit for the first Ryzen 7 chips.
AMD spent a lot of time developing memory support and improving the performance of the cache subsystem. In particular, the company optimized the latency of the L3 and L2 cache and provided, as already mentioned, the official support for DDR4 @ 2933 MHz versus @ 2400 MHz for the first generation. However, it is reported that the Ryzen 2000 processors can work without any problems with DDR4 @ 3600 MHz memory, and on high-end motherboards and with high-quality memory modules – and with DDR4 @ 4000 MHz.
Finally, all Ryzen 2000 processors will be shipped with AMD Wraith family coolers. Apparently, the update is expected to be very interesting. According to preliminary leaks, the characteristics of the future generation of Ryzen 2000 will be as follows: