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Full set of AMD Ryzen 2000 "Pinnacle Ridge" slides leaks online

by on08 March 2018


The lineup includes four SKUs, ranging from $199 to $369

Following a recent leak where we saw some of the first Ryzen 2000 CPU benchmarks -  codenamed Pinnacle Ridge - we now have the full set of slides which show the launch lineup, scheduled for April, as well as more performance and feature details for both CPUs and the new X470 chipset.

The leak comes from El Chapuzas Informatico site, and pretty much shows AMD's entire slide deck for the upcoming 12nm Zen+ based Pinnacle Ridge lineup of Ryzen 2000 series CPUs and details about X470/B450 chipset motherboards.

The lineup includes four SKUs, in addition to the earlier launch Ryzen 5 2400G and the Ryzen 3 2200G APUs. Interestingly, there no Ryzen 7 2800X SKU, so the flagship will be the Ryzen 7 2700X, an 8-core/16-thread CPU with 3.7GHz base and 4.35GHz Turbo clock and a 105W TDP. The Ryzen 7 2700 will retain the same core/thread configuration, obviously, lack XFR 2.0 feature, and run at the lower 3.2GHz base and 4.1GHz Turbo clocks, all for a lower 65W TDP. The Ryzen 7 2000 series lineup will end up with 20MB of cache and be bundled with Wraith Prism CPU cooler for the Ryzen 7 2700X and Wraith Spire (LED) cooler for the Ryzen 7 2700.

The Ryzen 5 lineup will include the Ryzen 5 2600X, a 6-core/12-thread SKU with 3.6GHz base and 4.25GHz Turbo clock and a 95W TDP, closely followed by the Ryzen 5 2600, with same core configuration, no XFR and 3.3GHz base and 3.9GHz Turbo clocks, all for the same 65W TDP as the Ryzen 7 2700.  The Ryzen 5 2000 series lineup will have 19MB of Smart Prefetch cache and come bundled with Wraith Spire cooler for the Ryzen 5 2600X and Wraith Stealth for the Ryzen 5 2600.

The entire Ryzen 2000 series lineup comes with Precision Boost 2, full 16 PCIe lanes and support for 2933MHz DDR4 memory.

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According to another slide in the leaked deck, AMD obviously targets the Core i7-8700K with its flagship Ryzen 7 2700X and judging from earlier leaked benchmarks, it will give Intel a run for its money.

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The AMD X470 and B450 chipset motherboards won't bring anything new when compared to the X370/B350 chipset motherboards, at least on the specification side. The only difference is support for XFR2 Enhanced and Precision Boost Overdrive features, something that AMD was quite keen to market in its slides. Although all Ryzen 2000 series should work on older 300-series chipset motherboards, with a BIOS update which is coming sometime this month, it appears that these two features will be exclusive to 400-series chipset motherboards.

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Another slide also mentioned advanced design, efficiency, USB and storage  features for the upcoming 400-series chipset motherboards, with optimized memory routing for high-speed memory support, optimized VRM and power layout for CPU overclocking, lower idle power, new USB features and bootable NVMe RAID support and more, so it appears that 400-series chipset motherboards will have a certain edge over the currently available 300-series chipset motherboards.

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AMD also released its own performance slides, where it compares the Ryzen 7 2700X with Core i7-8700K and the Ryzen 7 1800X, and, strangely, it shows the Ryzen 7 2700X to be 7.7 percent slower than the Core-i7 8700K in gaming and getting around 5 percent higher FPS compared to the Ryzen 7 1800X.

The slides also revealed a couple of key points including the price and the possible launch date. The Ryzen 2000 lineup will start at $199 for the Ryzen 5 2600, $249 for the Ryzen 5 2600X, $299 for the Ryzen 7 2700, and $369 for the flagship Ryzen 7 2700X. This means that the flagship Ryzen 7 2700X will launch at the same price as the Core i7-8700K, leaving Intel a lot of room to start some price wars if it feels threatened by AMD's new lineup.

The new slides also reveal that the X470 motherboards are likely to launch on April 19th, which may well be the launch date for the entire Ryzen 2000 series Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, unless AMD makes it official a few days before motherboards become available.

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