4 New AMD Ryzen CPUs Target Lower Power, Higher Performance

4 New AMD Ryzen CPUs Target Lower Power, Higher Performance

AMD has announced a new suite of four CPUs to fill out various aspects of its Ryzen family — and to hit some TDP targets that the company hasn’t previously delivered. The new processors are the 2700E, the 2600E, the 2500X, and the 2300X. Two of the chips target a 45W TDP, while the others replace lower-end parts in the original Ryzen stack. We’ve put together a chart below showing how the new chips slot into AMD’s product family, with the 1500X and 1300X included highlighting how much of an upgrade the new chips are. In the diagram below, the new lower-power CPUs are in green, while the new mainstream parts are bolded.

4 New AMD Ryzen CPUs Target Lower Power, Higher Performance

The new 2700E and 2600E are rated for significantly lower TDPs than the rest of the Ryzen stack, with only modestly lower clocks. Intel’s TDP metrics, as given by the company, only apply to base clocks rather than boost and run somewhat lower than actual power consumption measurements. AMD, to the best of our knowledge, uses a similar system for its own TDP ratings. This would explain why the 2600E is rated for a 45W TDP despite having a boost clock that’s actually higher than the Ryzen 5 2600.

One major change with the 2500X and 2300X is the reduction in L3. This is due to a difference in how AMD is configuring these CPUs. Previously, every Ryzen part based on the original Ryzen die that debuted with the Ryzen 7 1800X has used parts from both on-die CCXs (4+4, 3+3, 2+2). With these chips, AMD has shifted to using a single CCX cluster instead but claims that overall performance should be 8-10 percent higher for the new parts compared with the old ones.

4 New AMD Ryzen CPUs Target Lower Power, Higher Performance

AMD didn’t release any information on price, but we’d expect the 45W chips to carry a modest premium over other, high-power cores on the market. All of these chips implement AMD’s second-generation Precision Boost and XFR 2, but the 45W may turbo less aggressively or drop to lower frequencies more quickly than their higher-power counterparts would.

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