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AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs Ready for Pre-Order – Why You Should and Why You Shouldn’t

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Posted April 13, 2018 by Josh Jackson in CPU & Motherboards

AMD announced today that global pre-orders of their 2nd generation of Ryzen processors are now available. Of course this poses a major problem. What if you don’t know if you should order one or not? Well the friendly experts at PureOC are here to help with a list of reasons on why you should, or why you shouldn’t pre-order one of the shiny new CPUs from AMD. We figured the easiest way to break these reasons down was by category, so without further ado….

I don’t own a Ryzen CPU

Why you should? – You don’t own a Ryzen CPU!!!

Why you shouldn’t? – You should own a Ryzen CPU!!!

 

My Intel system is getting long in the tooth, if you know what I mean

Why you should? – This is great timing! Between improvements in single-thread performance and gaming titles taking advantage of more cores everyday, now is a perfect time to upgrade to 6 or 8 core Ryzen CPU!!!

Why you shouldn’t? – Nah! Your gaming titles need some CPU love. Time to upgrade, my friend!!!

 

I already own a Ryzen CPU

Why you should? – AMD made several improvements, including faster memory support, and higher frequencies. Who doesn’t like faster!?! Also, you have plenty of cash to burn.

Why you shouldn’t – Admittedly, performance gains may average out to around 10% and certain improvements might be gained from the new chipset. Also, you don’t have a lot of cash to burn.

 

I was hesitant about Ryzen, and still wonder how stable the new platform is

Why you should? – Actually, the majority of stability issues got hashed out by BIOS updates from motherboard manufacturers on the current generation. With a new chipset and better understanding of the architecture, 2nd gen is very likely to be a much smoother experience. Besides, you ain’t gettin’ any younger!

Why you shouldn’t – Yeah, the new platform is likely to be solid, but NEXT year will bring a new and improved architecture. Ryzen 3rd gen could have much better performance gains compared to 2nd gen. That is, if you don’t die before then, just saying…

 

I’m a reviewer who happened to receive a 2nd gen sample already

Why you should? – You cheapskate! Get out there and buy a Ryzen CPU so you don’t feel guilty about getting a freebie!

Why you shouldn’t? – Alright! Fine!!! You put countless hours pulling your hair out, running benchmarks, and giving readers an understanding of what they might get into before they have to make a purchase. You earned this one, so enjoy it!

 

I don’t build computers

Why you should? – What’s wrong with you!?! Get on Google, join our forums, get some help, and build a 2nd gen Ryzen PC!!!

Why you shouldn’t? – What’s wrong with you!?! Why would you even ask!?!

 

I don’t own a computer, I don’t even like computers

Why you should? – What’s wrong with you!?! Get on Google, join our forums, get some help, and build a 2nd gen Ryzen PC!!!

Why you shouldn’t? – What’s wrong with you!?! Why would you even ask!?!

 

I own a powerful Intel processor already

Why you should? – AMD thinks you should.

Why you shouldn’t? – Intel thinks you shouldn’t.

 

So there you have it! With this handy-dandy guide, you should have no problem deciding on if you need a new Ryzen 2nd gen CPU or not. If you still have some issues, head over to the forums and our members can give you a bit of a helping hand. Check out the chart below for more specs, and follow the link for more pre-order details!

MODEL CORES THREADS CLOCK SPEED MAX BOOST/ BASE (GHZ) Smart Prefetch Cache TDP COOLER SEP (USD) AVAILABILITY
Ryzen™ 7 2700X 8 16 4.3/3.7 20MB 105W Wraith Prism (LED) $329 Apr 19
Ryzen™ 7 2700 8 16 4.1/3.2 20MB 65W Wraith Spire (LED) $299 Apr 19
Ryzen™ 5 2600X 6 12 4.2/3.6 19MB 95W Wraith Spire $229 Apr 19
Ryzen™ 5 2600 6 12 3.9/3.4 19MB 65W Wraith Stealth $199 Apr 19

https://www.amd.com/en/ryzen



One Comment


  1.  
    Vinman

    I guess I should then





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