AMD RYZEN 7 2700 8-Core 3.2 GHz (4.1 GHz Max Boost) Desktop Processor....$220.00!


No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
Clue me in, because my understanding is only somewhat vague in this matter. I thought that the 2000-series Ryzen CPUs, they had "fixed" the boost / XFR, such that they normally ran in boost clocks, most of the time, temps permitting. Whereas in 1000-series Ryzen CPUs, the computation to run boost or XFR was mostly algorithmic rather than sensor-based.

My other understanding, was that the max boost was capped differently in "X" versus "non-X" models.

So, with sufficient cooling (AIO WC, for example), would this non-X Ryzen 2000-series CPU, run most of the time at 4.1Ghz? Or something a bit lower than that?

If this is a nearly 24/7 4.1Ghz CPU, then I'm all for it.

Note also, that Newegg today has a ShellShocker, an Asus ROG STRIX B350-F ATX board (normally $125), in a combo with a Bristol Ridge A8-9600 quad-core for only $135 total. ($10 for CPU?)

Get this CPU from this deal, and then get the combo from Newegg for $135, then sell the Bristol Ridge CPU, unopened, here or on ebay, for $$$? Profit???

Edit: Newegg also has Asus ROG STRIX B450-F ATX mobo in their newest e-mail flyer (accessable from homepage) for ~$100 after promo code right now.
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Feb 25, 2004
I'd totally buy this but I have some many half finished projects at my house it'll probably be 5-6 months before I even open the box.