4.3GHz Ryzen 7 2000 Series CPU beats Intel i7-8700K in benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Gen 2 CPUs launch

Specifications and performance benchmarks of an AMD Ryzen 7 2000 series CPU have surfaced online. We’ve already seen two unreleased Ryzen processors – the Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700X – in previous leaks, but this new chip seems to clock higher than others.

Leak reveals AMD’s Fastest CPU Yet – Up to 4.35GHz Boost Clock

The leak comes from the reliable HWBattle (via Videocardz). They have identified the chip as a pre-production sample, so the specs may change in the final release – but, based on the clock speeds, you can expect a decent performance boost thanks to the new Zen+ CPU core using an updated 12nm process node.

AMD Ryzen 7 2000 series CPU specs

The name of the leaked sample is hidden, but given the chip has 8 cores and 16 threads, it surely belongs to the Ryzen 7 series. The chip is clocked at 3.7GHz base which is same as the Ryzen 7 2700X we saw before, but it boosts up to 4.35GHz.

That’s impressive and unlike anything we’ve seen on the current-gen Ryzen CPUs, which can’t reach such speeds even when overclocked. This new Ryzen 7 CPU, on the other hand, does it on stock speeds with AMD’s updated Extended Frequency Range (XFR 2.0) that helps unleash higher boost clocks on premium cooling.

AMD Ryzen 7 2000 Benchmarks vs Ryzen 7 2800X vs Core i7-8700K

The sample was tested on an ASRock X370 Gaming ITX/ac motherboard. We don’t know if the board is fully compatible with the upcoming processors, but ASRock has already released an updated BIOS to support AMD’s Ryzen Gen 2 family. Now, without further ado, let’s move to benchmarks.

AMD Ryzen 7 2800X AIDA64

Starting with AIDA64, the future processor shows a decent improvement in latency when compared to the Ryzen 7 1700X in the memory benchmark. Other tests showcase the Ryzen 7 2000 performance relative to a range of processors.

AMD Ryzen 7 2000 series CPU 3DMark FireStrike

The 3DMark FireStrike benchmarks put the new Ryzen chip ahead of the previous gen flagship, the Ryzen 7 1800X, and even Intel’s popular Core i7-8700K. The multi-core Cinebench score for the new Ryzen also surpasses i7-8700K, while the single-core score is on par with the i5-7600K.

It looks like the next-gen Ryzen 7 series will be aiming to match, or even surpass the top Core processors. If AMD manages to pull that off, they will not only regain the ground lost to Intel’s 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs, but finally take the gaming crown from Intel.

AMD Ryzen 2000 series features

Team red have already promised a 10% performance boost through transition to the 12nm process node alone. While there won’t be any considerable architectural changes until the 7nm Zen 2, AMD’s SenseMI technologies, including Precision Boost 2 and XFR 2.0, could be a game changer for Ryzen.

AMD Ryzen 2000 series processors are scheduled to hit the market in April. The lineup will feature a full range of 4, 6 and 8 core processors under the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 series.

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