Ryzen 7 2700E, Ryzen 5 2600E, Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X are the names of the new AMD CPUs based on Zen +. The E-series are two more power-saving and slightly slower versions of the predecessor, while the X models add four-core finers to the Zen + range.

AMD introduces four new processors from the Pinnacle Ridge range. The Ryzen 7 2700E and the Ryzen 5 2600E are said to consume just 45 watts TDP. In addition, Infinity-Fabric-Interconnect will not be a bottleneck for the quad-core X-Series this time around. However, all four CPUs were first announced only for the manufacturers of complete PCs. When the new processors are also available in retail trade, is not yet known. Self-builders therefore still have to be patient.

The first quad cores from the Zen + range


The Ryzen 5 2500x and Ryzen3 2300X are the first quad-cores from the Pinnacle Ridge series (Zen +). With a clock of 3.6 GHz up to 4.0 GHz, the Ryzen 5 2500x should run. He also has multithreading (eight threads) and has XFR 2. The Ryzen 3 2300x, however, does not have multithreading and has a lower clock of 100MHz.

In addition, AMD does not half deactivate both CPU complexes (CCX) this time, instead one remains completely active. The Infinity Fabric interconnect is no longer supposed to be a bottleneck, but it causes the L3 cache to be limited to 8 Mbyte. Both processors should also have a TDP of 65 watts.

The energy-saving models from the E-series

The Ryzen 7 2700E is basically an energy-saving but lower clocked version of the Ryzen 7 2700. The basic act drops from 3.2 to 2.8 GHz, but can run with a TDP restriction of just 45 watts. The maximum turbo act is very close to that of the previous model at 4.0 GHz. It is only 100 MHz below the Ryzen 2700 and the difference should therefore hardly be noticeable in operation. The Ryzen 5 2600E has similar changes: With a base clock of 3.1 GHz, it is 300 MHz slower than the normal model. It still has six cores and the turbo act is slightly faster even at 4 GHz than the 2600s at 3.9 GHz.

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