AMD's newest 2nd gen Ryzen processors (Codename Pinnacle Ridge) has now come to fruition and is ready to be installed into your trustee systems as it recently made its market launch two weeks ago to be exact. AMD has released a slew of processors to consumer market, but in this new installment of Hardware Breakdown, lets direct our focus on AMD's top end flagship, the Ryzen 2700X.
Lets use our imagination a bit and get out our virtual tools and crack up open the Ryzen 2700X and examine the entire make up of the processor.
The Processors Overall Architecture
As with all of AMD's 2nd gen processors, the 2700X constructed on the Zen architecture, dubbed Zen+, I'm assuming the plus represents incremental improvements to the processor. It offers up higher clock speed, lower latency, more intelligent Precision Boost 2 algorithm which improves performance , system responsiveness, and power efficiency. Though the processor is using a more advanced technology from its last gen variant, still present is the AM4 infrastructure which is still compatible with the same socket, chipset and motherboards, users of course will have to update their BIOS/UEFI if you so desire to upgrade. Alongside the new processor comes an entirely new chipset, the X470.
The base clock frequency on the Ryzen 7 2700X have increased by about 100MHz coming in at 3.7GHz with a boost clock at 4.3GHz . Much faster than the previous gen processor which should definitely enhance overall performance.
Splitting the Cache each have a significant bump up in numbers, L1 cache have 768KB, L2 cache 4MB and L3 cache 6MB. Higher cache numbers means there should be a reduced amount of energy output and rapid access to data from the computers main memory.
Smaller Nanometer FinFet
Smaller nm (nanometers) means components within the chip are made smaller, in the case of the Ryzen 2700X it have a 12nm process, minus 2 from last years model which was 14nm.
Much Higher TDP by Default
Probably the one drawback with the Ryzen 2700X is the thermal design power wattage by default exceeds up to 105, thus causing the temperature within the processor to max out at 85' C ( 185' F) .