ASRock has revealed the existence of four new second generation Ryzen CPUs, which will soon reach the market to complete the renewed AM4 platform offering.
The second generation Ryzen processors come to enhance the company’s original designs, offering higher clock speeds, higher performance in multi-threaded processing tasks and a lower latency cache structure. These new silicon products are a prelude to what awaits us with the arrival of the third-generation Ryzen, which will already be based on the Zen 2 architecture and a new manufacturing process at 7 nm from GlobalFoundries. There is also talk that CCXs could be upgraded from 4 cores to 6 cores.
ASRock has unofficially confirmed four new second-generation Ryzen models, based on Pinnacle Ridge silicon and with a quad-core active configuration, have also been shown six-core processors with a low TDP of 45W. It is not known when these new processors will be released, AMD is likely to announce some of them at Computex next week. There is also talk of the possibility of low-power E models being exclusive to OEMs.
The more interesting models with the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X, which could offer higher clock frequencies than the Raven Ridge 2400G and 2200G processors, while at the same time offering some of the other Zen+ enhancements. These processors will also include more caching than Raven Ridge and will come with the IHS welded to the die for better cooling. Of course, they will not include integrated graphics.