AMD introduced Ryzen processors previous year to regain its lost market share in the High-End Desktop (HEDT) segment.
For those looking for more value per dollar, there's the Ryzen 7 2700, the same eight cores and 16 threads at a max boost speed of 4.1 GHz, for $299. The latest flagship CPU directly replaces both the Ryzen 7 1800X and the 1700X, which were released past year.
While Intel Core processors have a maximum of 6 cores for the top model in the 8th gen series, the base model of the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen have 6 cores at one-third the price. We know their prices, performance ratings, clock speeds and thread counts. It's still a six-core processor with 12 threads, and capable of a max boost speed of 3.9 GHz. It will be a few days before reviews hit, but it looks like at least one overclocker has already managed to push Zen+ to its limits, achieving a 5.88GHz overclock on the upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X. The 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 2600X hit 5.882GHz. The particular CPU is a direct competitor to Intel's Core i5-8500. The chip is based on the 14nm AMD Zen architecture which has proven how good it is since it came out.
AMD has also launched the compatible AMD X470 chipset that supports the AM4 socket on the new processors and several designs will be sold by ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. AMD is expected to release the platform's true follow-up models next year. It has the same amount of caches as the 2700 Thanks to the lower clock speeds; the 2700 has a 65 W TDP and comes with a Wraith Spire (LED) cooler in the box. According to a report from Kotaku, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 2700X will include a "Prism LED" cooler, which comes with a multi-colored LED backlight. Interested buyers may also pre-order the new processors on the company's website. The CPUs are up for pre-orders on major etailers around the world, starting from April 13th, while the sale starts from April 19, 2018.