Next-gen Ryzen: X470 motherboards teased

AMD is preparing their next-gen Ryzen processors for 2018, but we’re already hearing about the new 400-series chipset that will power next-gen motherboards thanks to a new post on PCI-SIG. The upcoming Zen+/Ryzen 2000 range is also known as Pinnacle Ridge, and will be an upgrade of Zen 1 made on 12nm (improved 12FF). AMD will give us higher clock speeds and improved power efficiency, which is always welcomed. Zen 2 will be saved for the Ryzen 3000 series of processors, which will offer even more improvements over Zen as it will be baked onto the super-delicious 7nm node.

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AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge 300 series chipset was listed on PCI-SIG in January 2016, but now we have the new codename Promontory chipset listed on PCI-SIG, which was added on December 19, 2017. This new chipset teased “AMD 400 Series Chipsets” which will include X470, B450, and A420 series motherboards.

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