Ryzen 5 2600 (Zen+) Benchmarks showing 5-9% better performance compared to Zen

Some interesting finds in the Geekbench Benchmark Database, showing almost 10% more performance on Zen+ side compared to the older Zen generation, the Ryzen 5 2600 seems to be more efficient due small architecture changes and optimizations.

Original leaked Roadmap from last year. Picture: Anandtech

AMD Raven Ridge confirmed for March 2018

According to the japanese Website Hermitage Akihabara (translation) we see Raven Ridge march 2018 – so what’s the news here? Rumours said earlier we might see Raven Ridge already at the end of January 2018. The first ever rumours even said at the end of 2017, but now he have a confirmation and March 2018 seems more realistic.

The fun part is that you already can buy some exclusive devices from some exclusive OEM’s (HP, Dell) but AMD mentioned directly that there not many devices available – I already tried to order one of the CPU’s but I got a message back that’s not available until march.

Official Socket Roadmap. Picture: AMD

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.


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.