AMD's forthcoming Ryzen 7 2700X CPU will run 18 per cent faster than its 1700X predecessor and 11 per cent faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X, according to leaked benchmarks.
The Zen+ microprocessors - new Ryzen CPUs optimised for a 12nm process architecture compared to the 14nm manufacturing process of the first Ryzens - is expected to be launched next month.
The new CPUs will replace the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X processors and is expected to be both faster and cheaper than its predecessors.
In the Fire Ultra 1.1 test, the 2700X processor garnered a 20,909 physics score, compared to the the 1700X coming in at 17,825 and the Ryzen 7 1800X at 19,051. The results indicate that the 2700X will be 18 per cent and 11 per cent more powerful.
Results from the 3DMark benchmark test also suggests that the new processor will be able to reach clock speeds of 4.2GHz - the precise test numbers varied between 4,264MHz and 4,214MHz.
Digging into the clock speeds, the enthusiast website Wccftech found that the upcoming Ryzen CPUs are 400MHz more powerful than previous models.This comes down to fact that there are new Turbo and XFR technologies packed into the CPU.
Overclock results came in at around 4.4GHz, which is not a huge difference from the 4.0-4.1GHz limits on previous Ryzen 7 CPUs.
The Ryzen 2700X processor will come with beefed-up memory support, too. It should now be capable of supporting JEDEC DDR4 specification clock speeds of 2,933MHz, compared to 2,400MHz on the previous Ryzen range.
While it was possible to overclock memory modules, and motherboard makers introduced overclocking options, the new CPUs will support these faster memory modules out-of-the-box.
Indeed, it is expected that the Zen+ Ryzen CPUs should be capable of supporting memory modules cranked all the way up to 3,600MHz, and possibly even 4,000MHz.
The second-generation processors' level 2 and level 3 latencies will also feature small improvements.
As promised, the forthcoming upgraded Ryzens will also support the AM4 socket, so current users can upgrade without having to rip-out their motherboard.
Price details and regional availability have yet to be announced, but the formal launch is believed to be just weeks away.
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