All four CPUs will be available on shelves worldwide on April 19, with pre-orders starting today. Customers around the world are waiting to begin their pre-orders, beginning from April 13, at 9 a.m. EDT. The new Ryzen line-up includes two eight-core models with 16 threads and two six-core models with 12 threads, and the company said all of them are big upgrades from the first-gen models and feature its advanced "SenseMI technology". AMD promises improved performance but full specifications and exact details have not yet been disclosed. It has a clock speed between 3.4Ghz and 3.9GHz, and it goes in direct competition with the Intel Core i5-8500. According to the information that we have the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X will be $20 cheaper than what we expected. Both Ryzen 5 2nd gen processors also feature higher clock speeds, with the 2600X boosting up to 4.2GHz off a 3.6GHz base. If you're looking for an AMD chip with integrated graphics, you'll want to check out a Ryzen 5 or a Ryzen 3 model with Vega GPUs included.More news: New Jersey declares "Bon Jovi Day"
Like with 1st-gen Ryzen, all 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs are unlocked and fully overclockable on supported motherboards. It features amenities such as RGB lighting, steel reinforced PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, and onboad 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The 2700 and 2600X get the existing Wraith Spire, and the 2600 gets a Wraith Stealth.More news: Destiny's Child 'set to reunite' during Beyonce's Coachella set
These are also available for pre-order and range from United States $299.99 for the X470 Taichi Ultimate down to U.S. $149.99 for the X470 Master SLI/ac motherboard.More news: Commonwealth Games: England win men's and women's rugby sevens bronze
AMD broke Intel's more-than-decade-long dominance in the consumer CPU market in February 2017, when it unveiled the first chips from its new Zen architecture. With a very competent cooler that comes with the CPU as standard, and the inclusion of their latest overclocking software that makes the process as user-friendly as possible, it certainly looks like AMD are trying to bring overclocking out of the enthusiast realm into more of a mainstream arena. X470 will coexist alongside X370, B350 and A320 for now; AMD has not announced a "B450" or "A420" today. This chipset comes with a free download of the new AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology to combine the speed of an SSD with the capacity of a hard drive into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive. However the unique feature here is StoreMI will move around the files on your system to ensure the most frequently-accessed files are on the fastest drives, a bit like a caching system, for maximum performance and the fastest game load times. We don't know for sure, since we haven't yet tested the new CPU at PC Labs.