It’s not even been a month since AMD’s press conference at CES 2018 this year, yet a listing of what could be the company’s Ryzen 5 2600 CPU has appeared on the SiSoft website. First discovered by the German online tech site HardwareLuxx, the specs sheet lists the CPU’s ID as “AMD Ryzen: ZD2600BBM68AF_38/34_Y.”
The 38/34 refers to the CPU’s base and boost clockspeed which – if this list to be believed – will be rated at 3.4GHz and 3.8GHz. The codename also points out that the CPU will have a total of 6-cores and 12-threads. While this has yet to be confirmed by AMD, those clockspeeds would theoretically put this CPU in between the currently existing Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1600 CPUs.
But that’s not all that was listed on the page. Scrolling a little further down, you can see that the CPU in question was actually tested on the ASUS CROSSHAIR VII HERO, a yet-to-be-released motherboard that could ship out around the same time that AMD’s Desktop 2000 series CPUs hit the market in April.
As we had first reported in our CES 2018 coverage, AMD has had quite a successful 2017 with the launch of its Ryzen CPUs, and the company is hoping to keep the momentum going with its Ryzen Desktop 2000 series CPUs. The new Ryzen Desktop 2000 series CPUs will be fabricated using a 12nm lithography, and will also feature AMD’s new and improved Zen+ microarchitecture.