2nd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs dropped last month with great reception due to their competitive prices and performance, however, if you are interested to get one for yourself then you are in luck as AMD Ryzen 5 2600X has already been discounted.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is a 6 core 12 thread CPU with a base clock of 3.6 GHz, a boost clock of 4.2 GHz and 16 MB L3 Cache. While the CPU has an MSRP of $230 but NewEgg is offering this CPU for just $209.99 which is almost $20 cheaper.
- 2nd Gen Ryzen
- AMD StoreMI Technology
- AMD SenseMI Technology
- AMD Ryzen™ Master Utility
- Socket AM4
- Max Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz
- DDR4 Support
- Unlocked Processor
- Thermal Design Power 95W
- AMD Wraith Spire Cooler Included
However, if you are looking for an 8-Core Ryzen CPU then check out our other deal for AMD Ryzen 7 1700 which is available for Just $192. AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is an 8-core/16-thread CPU with 3 GHz base clock and 3.7 GHz boost clock and 16MB of L3 cache.
Speaking of Ryzen, AMD has confirmed that it is working on Zen 5 architecture. This is according to lead Zen architect Mike Clark who confirmed that he is working on Zen 5 mico-architecture while talking about AMD’s successful Ryzen processor family.
Furthermore, the upcoming AMD Zen 5 will be based on 3nm process as GlobalFoundries plans to skip the 5 nm altogether.
According to Caulfield, he doesn’t think that 5 nm is going to be enough for the company to invest in it and 3 nm process will be required to get “full performance”. However, he didn’t confirm that the company will indeed skip the 5 nm in favor of 3 nm process.
AMD has also confirmed 7nm+ Zen CPUs And next-gen GPUs for 2020 release. According to AMD, the design for 7nm Zen 2 is complete and it improves over Zen architecture in “multiple dimensions” which might indicate that 7nm Zen 2 will be available in 2019 as AMD noted that Zen 3 will be out in 2020.