AMD has announced four new 2000-series processors based on Zen+ which fills out its launch of parts: two X-series processors at 65W focused on overclocking with Precision Boost overdrive, and two E series parts at 45W.

AMD's Mainstream Stack
AnandTech Zen Cores
Ryzen 7 2700X Zen+ 8 / 16 3700 4300 16 - 105W $329
Ryzen 7 2700 Zen+ 8 / 16 3200 4100 16 - 65W $299
Ryzen 7 2700E Zen+ 8 / 16 2800 4000 16 - 45W -
Ryzen 5 2600X Zen+ 6 / 12 3600 4200 16 - 95W $229
Ryzen 5 2600 Zen+ 6 / 12 3400 3900 16 - 65W $199
Ryzen 5 2600E Zen+ 6 / 12 3100 4000 16 - 45W -
Ryzen 5 2500X Zen+ 4 / 8 3600 4000 8 - 65W -
Ryzen 5 2400G Zen 4 / 8 3600 3900 6 11 65W $169
Ryzen 5 2400GE* Zen 4 / 8 3200 3800 6 11 35W *
Ryzen 3 2300X Zen+ 4 / 4 3500 4000 8 - 65W -
Ryzen 3 2200G Zen 4 / 4 3500 3700 6 8 65W $99
Ryzen 3 2200GE* Zen 4 / 4 3200 3600 6 8 35W *
Athlon 240GE Details to be disclosed in Q4
Athlon 220GE Details to be disclosed in Q4
Athlon 200GE Zen 2 / 4 3200 - 4 3 35W $55
* Released but not at retail

Strangely enough, AMD's announcement today only had the two X processors, but the E processors were included in their official tables. The launch of the X processors seems to be coinciding with the new Acer Nitro system

Both the 2500X and 2300X, at quad core/eight threads and quad core/four threads will feature a single enabled CCX, rather than a 2+2 configuration. This also means that the L3 cache of the new X parts is only 8MB, rather than 16MB, but AMD is quoting an 8-10% gain in performance over the previous generation for these parts. AMD also confirmed these new parts support DDR4-2933. Neither X series processor will be bundled with a cooler.

AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600E and the Ryzen 7 2700E are the company’s first eight and six-core CPUs featuring a 45 W default TDP. The new processors enable PC makers to build small form-factor desktops that do not need high-performance cooling. The chips are clocked at 300-400 MHz below their 65 W counterparts. At the same time, the Ryzen 5 2600E and the Ryzen 7 2700E still have the cache as the higher rated parts, but will not support Precision Boost Overdrive.

Prices have yet to be disclosed, however AMD has said that these processors are 'immediately available', at least through the Acer system.


AMD has confirmed that the two X series processors will be OEM only parts for the time being, and subsequently will not have specific pricing listed.

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  • MonkeyPaw - Monday, September 10, 2018 - link

    45W is pretty impressive for 8C/12T and boost clocks around 4.0Ghz. Curious if one can tell the difference over the higher-TDP equivalent under most workloads. Reply
  • Samus - Monday, September 10, 2018 - link

    Even more impressive is it is actually 8C/16T ;) Reply
  • notashill - Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - link

    I suspect the performance gap will be proportional to the number of threads being used. Single thread performance with max boost is very close and the gap in clockspeeds will gradually widen until all cores are loaded at which point it's the difference in base clocks- with the 2700 being about 15% faster. Relatively lightly threaded workloads such as games will probably see a 5-10% difference. Reply
  • Azurael - Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - link

    It's also totally unrealistic. If Precision Boost is really set to anything like 45w, these things will run much closer to their base speed than their boost speed under any substantial load. My 2700X will happily draw around 140w all day at 3.9-4.0GHz when running 16 thread compile jobs and that's with a -0.075v core and -0.125v SoC adjustment. Reply
  • ajp_anton - Monday, September 10, 2018 - link

    Kind of weird how when going 2600X - 2600 - 2600E the TDP drops, base clock drops, but boost clock is lowest in the middle. Reply
  • james007 - Monday, September 10, 2018 - link

    What chipset or motherboard supports this new Athlon 200GE ? I don't see that mentioned anywhere. Reply
  • Moravid - Monday, September 10, 2018 - link

    Same AM4 platform as every other Zen based consumer desktop platform Reply
  • FMinus - Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - link

    AM4 platform. It is apparently a locked APU though, so anything but the A chipset is likely a waste of money. Reply
  • Dragonstongue - Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - link

    tech report and a few others are saying the 2500 and 2300 are OEM only so one cannot buy the cpu itself as a "standalone" I really do not understand why AMD would do this (if they are) because many likely would not be all that impressed with the APU versions 2200/2400g and be "forced to deal with potential issues of the built in Vega that may or may not be able to be easily "disabled" if they should choose to use a standalone dGPU.

    in a "perfect world" the vega gpu on 2200/2400g would be a simple turn on or turn off in the bios no muss no fuss and with thest 2 new ones that do not have the gpu someone like me could buy them because they cannot afford or have need of the higher end ones and they just want to pair it up with a new or old gpu.

    but those sites claim the only way to get them is OEM, so that means to get access to this maybe $100 or $150 dollar CPU you have to buy a potential $900 "system" just to get the cpu so as to avoid cannibalizing sales of the 2200/2400g, seems stupid AF to be doing things that way.

    either Acer is paying AMD some big bucks for leverage to ensure is OEM only, or AMD is not at all thinking this through properly, if this second case is true, that is a crying shame, simple example, my Phenom II 955 (clocked to 980) would get a very decent overall bump and easily feed my current 7870 or a RX 580 or Vega without having to spend a whole bunch more coin then needed to go to the 6 or 8 core versions for "nothing"

    money does not grow on trees after all.
  • Arnulf - Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - link

    What "potential issues"? You're spouting nonsense.

    Buy either of these APUs, pair it with discrete GPU, then let us know about these imaginary "issues" of yours.

    And nobody is "paying $900 just for the CPU" when better CPU could be had for waaaaay less and locked down if needed (but who would do such a thing, apart from you of course).

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