Lenovo has listed the specifications for AMD's unreleased Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X processors on the website for its ThinkCentre M725 small form factor (SFF) desktops.
Although AMD's marketing efforts are currently focused on promoting its next-generation Threadripper 2000-series processors, the chipmaker hasn't forgotten about the mainstream crowd. The Ryzen 2000-series replacements for the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 5 1500X processors are expected to come out shortly after AMD launches Threadripper 2 on August 13. Both the Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X adopt AMD's Zen+ 12nm design, so they should come with notable improvements, including higher operating clocks and better memory support.
As its name suggests, the Ryzen 3 2300X is the direct successor to the existing Ryzen 3 1300X. It's a quad-core processor that lacks simultaneous multithreading technology for adding virtual cores (threads). According to the specifications provided by Lenovo, the Ryzen 3 2300X carries a base clock of 3.5GHz, just like its predecessor. However, thanks to the Zen+ design, the Ryzen 3 2300X boasts a boost clock of 4GHz, which represents a 300MHz upgrade over the previous Ryzen 3 1300X.
The Ryzen 5 2500X is also a quad-core processor, but unlike the Ryzen 3 2300X, this chip has simultaneous multithreading in its feature set. The processor has a 3.6GHz base clock and 4GHz turbo clock, which is 100MHz and 300MHz, respectively, faster than the previous Ryzen 5 1500X. Although Lenovo didn't disclose the total cache for the two processors, they purportedly retain the same configuration as the previous generation. Also, both the Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X will play nicely with DDR4 memory modules up to 2,933MHz.
|Model||Ryzen 5 2500X||Ryzen 5 1500X||Ryzen 3 2300X||Ryzen 3 1300X|
|Processor Core||Pinnacle Ridge||Summit Ridge||Pinnacle Ridge||Summit Ridge|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||4 / 8||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|Base CPU Frequency||3.6GHz||3.5GHz||3.5GHz||3.5GHz|
|Turbo CPU Frequency||4GHz||3.7GHz||4GHz||3.7GHz|
|Total Cache||18MB (2MB L2 + 16MB L3)||18MB (2MB L2 + 16MB L3)||10MB (2MB L2 + 8MB L3)||10MB (2MB L2 + 8MB L3)|