Proving once again that the only way to keep a secret is to not share it, Lenovo seems to have accidentally published the specifications of AMD’s yet-to-be announced Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X processors. The new chips are aimed at mid-range systems, but feature an unlocked multiplier as well as XFR on-the-fly frequency adjustment, which makes them particularly appealing to enthusiasts looking for additional bits of performance.

Lenovo will offer AMD’s Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X processors with its ThinkCentre M725 SFF desktops along with a variety of other CPUs from the manufacturer, based on the spec sheet (published below). Eventually, AMD will make the chips available to its retail customers, replacing existing Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 5 1500X products, but exact launch dates are unknown.

The first details about the Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X processors were published back in May, so now we just need to fill in the gaps. Both CPUs feature four cores (with or without SMT) clocked at 3.5 – 3.6 GHz default that can automatically boost their frequency to 4 GHz, an increase when compared to the first-generation Ryzen chips. Besides, the new CPUs support DDR-2933 memory, another upgrade of Zen+ designs vs. original Zen. As for thermal dissipation, the chips are speced for a 65 W TDP, which makes them compatible with a wide range of systems. 

AMD Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X Brief Specs
  Ryzen 5
Ryzen 5
1500 X
Ryzen 3 2300X Ryzen 3 1300X
CPU Cores/Threads 4/8 4/4
Base CPU Frequency 3.6 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo CPU Frequency 4 GHz 3.7 GHz 4 GHz 3.7 GHz
TDP @ Base Frequency 65 W
L1 Cache I: 64K. D: 32K
L2 Cache 512 KB per core
L3 Cache 16 MB 8 MB
DRAM Support DDR4-2933 DDR4-2667 DDR4-2933 DDR4-2667
PCIe Lanes (CPU) 16 Free + 4 NVMe
Price ? $150 ? $125
Bundled Cooler ? Wraith Spire ? Wraith Stealth

Lenovo has been offering its ThinkCentre M725 SFF desktops since July, so the new processors from AMD are already in production and are available to select customers. It is highly likely that the CPUs will hit retail in the coming weeks. As for MSRPs, they will probably be comparable with those of existing Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 5 1500X chips.

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Source: Lenovo (via Tom’s Hardware)

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  • T1beriu - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    Where is it specified in Lenovo's leak that 2500X has 16 MB L3? I'm asking because previous leaks revealed 8 MB L3 for 2500X.
  • Chyll2 - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    why would it get downgraded to 8mb when 1500x has 16mb.
  • Dragonstongue - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    1500x is Ryzen "generation 1" Ryzen 2xxx is Ryzen +, similar design, BUT AMD also did some changes to reduce CCX latency, so likely they would have also re-arranged the cores design, L3 per core complex etc etc.
  • drajitshnew - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    Please confirm whether Ryzen have 16GPU+4NVME+chipset lanes or these are the same lanes from the chipset.
  • Trixanity - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    It's 24 lanes total.
  • Dragonstongue - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    as for folks "complaining" only 8mb L3 cache, likely will make very little difference in the real world with only 4 cores and 8 threads to take advantage of it A and B it is 1/2 of what 2700x is (which has 16mb) and 2600 which has 16mb also (still uses 2 clusters so it makes sense)

    now the 2200/2400g only have 4mb L3 cache, so likely it was "cut" from a failed core for Ryzen 2700x/2600 that could not be sold as such, so "lost" 1 core complex (4 core and 8 thread and also lost 8mb L3 as a result)

    either way, more L3 than 2200/2400g have and maybe, just maybe ~$90 for 2300x ~$140 for 2500x (hoping to see below $125 CAD and $200 CAD for 2300x-2500x respectively, but I doubt it)

    would be "excellent" if they both could reliably hit 4-4.2Ghz all core turbo WITH CnQ active, time will tell once 3rd party legit reviewers get their hands on them (if they bother) and test them thoroughly, this time around there might actually be a justifiable performance difference between them for the price unlike the 2200/2400g where that extra cost in the real world 8/10 did not show as well as it could..maybe L3 cache amount, maybe because the 2400g was already up against its TDP limit?
  • Trixanity - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    The G designates graphics. It's a completely different die hence the different code names (Pinnacle Ridge and Raven Ridge). Raven Ridge is also still on 14nm. The GPU takes the place of the second CCX. The cut L3 cache might be for die size and/or cost saving measures. Raven Ridge is slightly bigger too.

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