AMD released their roll out schedule for 2018, which affects Desktop systems and mobile systems. There is nothing much to show here since the changes to the new Ryzen CPU’s and are marginal, some boosts here and small improvements there.
AMD released a new Roadmap which shows codenames of upcoming Zen2 and Zen3 processors. From the first look it seems that 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper will be succeeded next year by Castle Peak architecture, based on Zen2.
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.
Gaming in 1080p with an APU – not possible you say? – it is! AMD’s new Raven Ridge CPU is launching today in the form of the 2200G and 2400G CPUs. Raven Ridge is based on the Zen CPU and Vega GPU architectures. The new change in the GPU and CPU architecture allows delivering a very good 1080p gaming experience. The price for the 2400G is in stock for $170 right now and the 2200G street seems to be $100 which is totally okay in my opinion.
AMD has just announced a massive price cut across most of its Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, with the new prices set to sell the rest of these Zen CPUs like hot cakes.
AMD has not just confirmed a second-gen Ryzen CPU family launching in April, but they have confirmed that there is a new Ryzen Threadripper on the way.
AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be released in the second half of 2018, giving the company a good few months to get their chips in a line with the second-gen Ryzen/400-series motherboard launches.
VideoCardz got exclusive news today they writing that ASRock’s upcoming next-gen Ryzen refresh of motherboards that are “already in the making”.
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.
Integrators List (pcisig.com)
Good news today, we got confirmation for two things, first I start with the AMD news. According to a new roadmap presented by AMD, the second-generation Ryzen will launch in late Q1 2018. The new series will be manufactured using a refined 12nm Zen+ fabrication node, which should further improve performance-to-Watt ratio and likely unlock higher clock speeds.