The Ryzen 5 2600X & Ryzen 7 2700X - Coming Soon To Linux Desktops
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 13 April 2018. Page 2 of 2. 41 Comments

Meanwhile, the other Zen+ processor being launched today is the Ryzen 5 2600X that is a six core / 12 thread part. This CPU features a base clock speed of 3.6GHz and a boost clock up to 4.2GHz with the same 512KB per core L2 / 16MB shared L3 cache configuration as the Ryzen 7 2700X. The Ryzen 5 2600X ships with their more conventional Wraith heatsink while its TDP comes in at 95 Watts.

These Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X processors do not feature any onboard graphics, these are just CPUs and not APUs. For the onboard Vega graphics see the Raven Ridge hardware.

With the new AMD Ryzen 2000 series processors also comes the new AMD X470 chipset and a slew of new motherboards.

Unfortunately we can't comment on the performance today as that embargo doesn't expire until the official hardware launch next week. But with AMD sending out the CPUs this time around for Linux testing, you can probably assume the Linux support is in good shape and more on that next week.

So stay tuned for some interesting benchmarks next week. If anyone has any interesting Linux test requests for these Ryzen Zen+ 2000 series CPUs, let us know in the forums or on Twitter.

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