It was implied that the AMD Ryzen 7 2800X will be coming out later this year as a competitor to Intel, however, that is questionable since AMD had just recently released its 2nd generation Ryzen processors led by the Ryzen 7 2700X which is based on Zen+. Senior Vice President Jim Anderson suggested that the Ryzen 7 2800X will become the new face of the Ryzen family.
In addition to the recent news of Intel’s new 8 core Coffee Lake-S processors coming out soon this summer or fall, people have been very enthusiastic. This new processor is expected provide a superior performance than the current 6 core Coffee Lake-S processors but not better than Intel’s HEDT chips which are server chips that have been reconfigured for use in extreme high-end desktop machines.
AMD, for the people who don’t know, stands for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. which is an American multinational company that works with computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets. AMD is the second largest supplier in the market for x86 based microprocessors where Intel is their only significant rival.
Why wasn’t the Ryzen 7 2800X released alongside other chips such as the Ryzen 7 2700? Many claim that AMD at the moment isn’t in the need to release the Ryzen 7 2800X until Intel comes out with a big enough competitor since the current chip lineup is able to hold up against Intel’s best.
The Ryzen 7 2700X beats Intel’s Core i7-8700K (6 cores) in terms of multi-core benchmarks whereas Intel’s single core performance is still as dominant as ever. We expect the Ryzen 7 2800X to have higher clock speeds than the Ryzen 7 2700X which currently has a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. It is quite possible to see a base clock speed of over 4 GHz however there is no concrete evidence to this yet.