AMD Ryzen 7 2700X teased, 8C/16T at up to 4.2GHz

AMD's refreshed Ryzen 7 2700X processor teased, 8C/16T at up to 4.2GHz.

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AMD will be launching their refreshed Ryzen 7 2000-series later this year, with a new tease leaking out about the Ryzen 7 2700X that it will be packing the same 8C/16T as the current-gen Ryzen 7 1700X, but have turbo clocks of up to 4.2GHz.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X teased, 8C/16T at up to 4.2GHz |

AMD's current Ryzen 7 1700X is an 8C/16T processor with a base CPU clock of 3.4GHz and boost CPU clock of 3.8GHz, but the new Ryzen 7 2700X will have base clocks of 3.7GHz, while the boost clocks will not only hit 4GHz but fly a little higher to 4.1GHz.

There are other entries of the Ryzen 7 2700X at 4.2GHz, so we should expect a larger punch in the frequency department. My insider sources have told me there "won't be much performance" increases with the new Ryzen 7 2000-series processors, so we'll have to wait and see how big the difference is between 3.8GHz boost on the 1700X and the purported 4.2GHz on the 2700X.

The new Ryzen 7 2700X will be packing the refreshed Zen+ architecture on the smaller 12nm FinFET process, and will be launching next month.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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