Predictions for AMD 2018

– Ryzen 3 2420x – 3.4Ghz/3.8Ghz Boost, 4 Cores No SMT – Price: $99 – Sept.
– Ryzen 3 2430x – 3.9Ghz/4.1Ghz Boost, 4 Cores No SMT – Price $129 – Sept.
– Ryzen 3 2550x – 3.6Ghz/3.9Ghz Boost, 4 Cores / 8 Threads – Price $149 – Aug.
– Ryzen 3 2570x – 4.0Ghz/4.2Ghz Boost, 4 Cores / 8 Threads – Price $179 – Aug            – Ryzen 3 2590x – 4.3Ghz/4.6Ghz Boost, 4 Cores / 8 Threads – Price $199 – Aug

– Ryzen 5 2630x – 3.5Ghz/3.9Ghz Boost, 6 Cores/ No SMT – Price $209 – May
– Ryzen 5 2650x – 3.8Ghz/4.0Ghz Boost, 6 Cores/ 12 Threads – Price $239 – April
– Ryzen 5 2670x – 4.2Ghz/4.4Ghz Boost, 6 Cores/ 12 Threads – Price $279 – April
– Ryzen 5 2690x – 4.4Ghz/4.7Ghz Boost, 6 Cores/ 12 Threads – Price $329 – April

– Ryzen 7 2730x – 3.5Ghz/4.0Ghz Boost, 8 Cores/ No SMT – Price $379 – March
– Ryzen 7 2750x – 3.6Ghz/4.1Ghz Boost, 8 Cores/ 16 Threads – Price $459 – Feb
– Ryzen 7 2770x – 4.0Ghz/4.3Ghz Boost, 8 Cores/ 16 Threads – Price $529 – Feb
– Ryzen 7 2790x – 4.4Ghz/4.8Ghz Boost, 8 Cores/ 16 Threads – Price $599 – Jan

– Ryzen TR 2930x – 4.0Ghz/4.5Ghz Boost, 10 Cores/ 20 Threads – Price $699 – July
– Ryzen TR 2950x – 3.8Ghz/4.2Ghz Boost, 12 Cores/ 24 Threads – Price $849 – July
– Ryzen TR 2970x – 3.7Ghz/4.1Ghz Boost, 16 Cores/ 32 Threads – Price $999 – July
– Ryzen TR 2990x – 3.6Ghz/4.0Ghz Boost, 24 Cores/ 48 Threads – Price $1499 – June

 GPUs

– Radeon RX-Vega 192 – 1024 Stream Processors, 1620Mhz Base/1722 Boost, 32 Texture Units, 2GB GDDR6, 64-Bit – $79- Oct

– Radeon RX-Vega 208 – 1280 Stream Processors, 1560Mhz Base/1705 Boost, 64 Texture Units, 4GB GDDR6, 128-Bit – $99- Oct

– Radeon RX-Vega 216 – 1536 Stream Processors, 1780Mhz Base/1803 Boost, 64 Texture Units, 4GB GDDR6, 128-Bit – $129- Oct

– Radeon RX-Vega 224 – 1792 Stream Processors, 1720Mhz Base/1850 Boost, 128 Texture Units, 6GB GDDR6, 192-Bit – $179 – Oct

 – Radeon RX-Vega 232 – 2048 Stream Processors, 1602Mhz Base/1780 Boost, 128 Texture Units, 6GB GDDR6, 192-Bit – $249 – Aug

 – Radeon RX-Vega 240 – 2560 Stream Processors, 1633Mhz Base/1760 Boost, 160 Texture Units, 8GB GDDR6, 256-Bit – $329 – Feb

 – Radeon RX-Vega 248 – 3072 Stream Processors, 1790Mhz Base/1870 Boost, 192 Texture Units, 8GB GDDR6, 384-Bit – $449 – March

– Radeon RX-Vega 256 – 3584 Stream Processors, 1800Mhz Base/1902 Boost, 224 Texture Units, 8GB HBM2, 2048-Bit – $599 – June

– Radeon RX-Vega 264 – 4096 Stream Processors, 1850Mhz Base/2010 Boost, 256 Texture Units, 16GB HBM2, 2048-Bit – $799 – June

Notes on Differences from Ryzen 1xxx series

XFR(eXtended Frequency Range) is supposed to be more gradual and consistent with the new processors. If temperatures allow XFR will add up to 300mhz on top of boost with gradations of 25mhz.

Where as the original Ryzen would typically clock between base and boost, the next Ryzen chips will run at max boost if temperatures would allow. Reportedly, a high end air cooler or AIO would be enough to allow it to run at max boost, while a liquid-nitrogen set up would allow it to maintain max XFR.

IPC improvements in general are going to be 7%-10% depending on the application.

Overclocking will be much improved. The 2790x can hit about 5.2Ghz under a custom loop and 7Ghz under liquid nitrogen.

New x470 and B460 boards will be able to run the memory speed independent from the Infinity Fabric. It will be an option on the new motherboards but not available on current x370 or B350. Officially supported memory will be 3200mhz, with capability to OC to 4600mhz.

The new processors will be able to be installed on B350 and x370 boards with the proper BIOS update. Memory will still be tied to the Infiinity Fabric and memory limitations will be similar as with Ryzen 1xxx series. Performance of the new chips on the older boards are roughly 3%-7% behind the x470 and B460.

The Non-SMT R5 and R7 chips will be aimed as “Gamer Centered” and “Highly Overclockable” chips. 

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