On Friday AMD has announced its second generation of Ryzen desktop processors. One year after the first release of AMD Ryzen processors, it announced that the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors or CPUs are here and their pre-orders begin from Friday, to offer improved performance and advanced features for a faster and smoother computing experience. This is exclusively for PC gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts.

The said processors’ lineup includes two 8-cores, two 6-core, 16-thread models, and 12-thread models that brings upon major upgrades and advanced AMD SenseMI technology. The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen CPU processors lineup of four CPUs, namely AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Ryzen 7 2700, AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, and AMD Ryzen 5 2600 that require discrete graphics cards.

The second generation Ryzen desktop processors take everything that made the original Ryzen so groundbreaking and makes it better – Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD

The 2nd gen processors are supported by the new AMD X470 chipset that comes with a free download of the new AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology to combine the speed of an SSD with the capacity of a hard drive into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive.

Motherboards with the AMD X470 chipset will launch alongside the 2nd gen Ryzen desktop processors. Many motherboards in the market are already coming with the updated BIOS, indicated by a “Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready” label on the package.

The processors are available for pre-orders ahead of 19 April. Customers around the world are waiting to begin their pre-orders, beginning from April 13, at 9 a.m. EDT. And the complete list of participating retailers can be found on AMD.com.