One of AMD’s upcoming second generation Ryzen processor has apparently been spotted by folks at ComputerBase. To be more specific, the processor in question is the unreleased Ryzen 7 2700X and it will – as its name implies – succeed the current generation, top of the line Ryzen 7 1800X CPU.
When it comes to “alleged” specifications, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X may still feature eight CPU cores and 16 threads. In addition, this processor will also boast base and boost frequency speeds of 3.7GHz and 4.1GHz respectively. Another detail that was mentioned by ComputerBase was the fact that this processor will come with the same TDP rating as the older Ryzen 7 1800X (95W).
The Ryzen 7 2700X will be based on AMD’s Zen+ architecture and will be made using the 12nm FinFet process technology. Sources also stated that the Ryzen 7 2700X CPU was tested on an ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard. This, of course, confirms that Ryzen 2000 processors will be backwards compatible with current generation AM4 motherboards.
Unfortunately, aside from key specifications, other details like features and improvements of the Ryzen 7 2700X were not mentioned by sources. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how well AMD’s upcoming lineup of Ryzen processors will compare against their predecessors – and Intel’s current offerings as well.