Unannounced AMD Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X Show up in Geekbench
AMD has already released a part of its second generation Ryzen CPUs, but the low-end and mid-range Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 chips, respectively, are yet to hit the market. It appears they will be available in stores soon, as both the Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X have appeared in Geekbench.
Both processors are still unannounced and are positioned below the Ryzen 7 2700X series. It’s no secret that AMD has been working on these chips, as motherboard manufacturers have expressed compatibility of both the 2300X and 2500X on their motherboards.
The Ryzen 5 2500X, which will be the more powerful CPU between the two, will be the direct successor to the 1500X that was introduced back in 2017. According to the Geekbench results, the base speed is 3.6 GHz, with a maximum boost clock speed to 4.0 GHz. It’s speculated that this boost speed doesn’t take Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR 2 into account (which are available on all X-models), meaning that the eventual maximum clock speed is most likely higher. The quad-core 2500X will have eight separate threads and achieves scores of 4782 and 17291 points for single- and multi-core, respectively.
Positioned slightly lower is the Ryzen 2300X CPU, also a quad-core. There’s no SMT present, meaning that there are only four threads available. It’s the direct successor to the 1300X 2017-model and features the same base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a reported boost speed of 4.0 GHz. As is the case with the 2500X, the final boost clock speed could be higher due to XFR 2. The scores for are 4734 and 13999.
Pricing and availability details of the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 CPU family hasn’t been announced yet, although it’s likely that AMD will unveil more details next month – in analogy to the release of the 5- and 3-series last year.