Well, my temperature is Ryzen, got my cores up to four

Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2018 - 01:17 PM |
Tagged: ryzen 5 2500X, amd, rumour, Ryzen 3 2300X

Friday often brings rumours and this one is no different, with purported benchmarks of the unreleased Ryzen 5 2500X.  The chip, if it is indeed valid, will have four cores with eight threads unlike a certain competitors soon to be released refresh and will clock between 3.6-4GHz with 4.3GHz reachable through XFR.  There could also be a four core, four thread Ryzen 3 2300X in the works with a frequency range of 3.5-4GHz.  Pricing should be rather attractive for many, the 2500X should be around $250 and the 2300X about half of that.  There were more overclocking results, which you can check out over at The Inquirer.

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"This week, Hong Kong site XFastest got its mitts on a fresh and so-far-unannounced version of the chip, the Ryzen 5 2500X. According to the site, the incoming processor is a four-core, eight-thread chip, and features a 3.6GHz base clock with a 4.0GHz boost clock."

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Source: The Inquirer

July 6, 2018 | 03:29 PM - Posted by Salick27 (not verified)

I'd be pretty surprised if the 2500x was over $200.00. Pretty sure the 1500x it replaces MSRP was $190.00

July 6, 2018 | 03:40 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

wild ass guess based off of UK pricing

July 6, 2018 | 05:08 PM - Posted by Jabbadap

Heh your guess is quite way off, 2600x msrp is $229 and 2600 is $199.

July 6, 2018 | 04:55 PM - Posted by BinkyTO (not verified)

As a 2xxx series Ryzen, does that mean that the chip will have embedded GPU?

{Just as the 2400G models do}

July 6, 2018 | 05:02 PM - Posted by Jabbadap

No. G or GE is for desktop APU. X or no character is for non-gpu dekstop cpu. It will have full x16 pcie 3.0 lane for graphics card, unlike APUs 8x.

July 8, 2018 | 09:51 PM - Posted by Photonboy

Just FYI but the 4C/8T Ryzen CPU's are in the ballpark of the i7-3770K (depending on overclock... I'm comparing to mine at 4.4GHz).

I got exactly HALF the Blender score as the R7-1800X when it launched (8C/16T) and further tests show my older i7 to be similar per core.

So if you have a CPU like mine you want at minimum an R5-2600 (6-core) or comparable Intel CPU otherwise it's not worth the upgrade... assuming you also have a need for the extra CPU performance too.

Of course DDR4 bandwidth still goes a long way so don't forget about that.

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