AMD is planning to fill out its second-gen Ryzen CPU lineup. A update to ASRock’s CPU compatibility charts for its AB350M Pro4 motherboard is any indication. The company tipped off four new CPUs that might launch soon: two likely quad-core parts and two energy-efficient models with six or eight cores.
An update to the compatibility chart for the company’s AB350M Pro4 motherboard lists the names and basic specification details for four unannounced 2nd-gen Ryzen processors.
Here are the details ASRock provided on the new chips:
Ryzen 3 2300X: 3.5GHz base clock, 65W, 2MB L2 cache
Ryzen 5 2500X: 3.6GHz base clock, 65W, 2MB L2 cache
Ryzen 5 2600E: 3.1GHz base clock, 45W, 3MB L2 cache
Ryzen 7 2700E: 2.8GHz base clock, 45W, 4MB L2 cache
AMD has released four CPUs so far this year, excluding its two Vega graphics-equipped APUs of course. These were the 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X and 2700 plus the 6-core Ryzen 5 2600X and 2600. With AMD’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Anderson having confirmed to me earlier this year that we can expect a similar CPU lineup with 2nd Generation Ryzen, this means that we can expect more Ryzen 5 and of course Ryzen 3 CPUs to come.
The Ryzen 5 2600E and Ryzen 7 2700E look like more power-efficient versions of the 2nd-gen chips already available, presumably targeting makers of small form factor (and maybe even fanless) computers. These processors have a TDP of 45 watts with no turbo boost.