AMD Ryzen 2000 Series CPUs just came out and while the reviews are live it is interesting to see the support that the CPUs are already getting. When the first generation of AMD Ryzen came out there were some issues when it came to higher frequency memory and that issue has been resolved in AMD Ryzen 2000. Other than that G.Skill has announced new memory and specifications for AMD Ryzen 2000.
The new memory kits include the G.Skill Sniper X as well as the TridentZ which come in DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38 16GB (2x8GB) to DDR4-3600MHz 18-22-22-42 16GB (2x8GB). We know that AMD Ryzen takes advantage of faster RAM and these specifications should help you get better performance. We will be checking out the difference in performance when using these specifications as compared to standard RAM so stay tuned for that.
As of right now, we do not have the pricing for the new RAM but it will be coming out in late April. If you are in the market for faster memory then this might be something to consider but keeping in mind how expensive DDR4 memory is these days I would not be surprised if the mainstream user did not want to get on the hype train.
AMD Ryzen 2000 series is a refresh at the end of the day and keeping that in mind we see that the performance is better than the previous generation chips but Intel does come out on top in gaming, in most cases. Then again, AMD has not marketed itself to be best at gaming. AMD has promoted itself to offer more cores and better value and that is something that they provided last year and have done so yet again this year as well.
The AMD Ryzen 2700X features 8 cores and 16 threads and considering the price that is a lot of CPU for the money. The AMD Ryzen 2600X, on the other hand, features 6 cores and 12 threads but is still able to out-perform the 1800X in most cases. You can check out the benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 2700X as well as the 2600X compared to the previous generation CPUs as well as competing Intel chips here.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 2000 series CPUs and whether or not you are interested in getting this new memory if you have.