I’ll upgrade (yes I do see it as upgrade) to AMD next year on all my machines, and I’m not sad about my decision to switch to the red team. AMD is preparing for a big CPU launch in early 2018 with an event being held before CES 2018 in the first week of January where we’ll see the company detail Ryzen Mobile (which has already launched).
KitGuru tells us a little bit about the upcoming processors and an AMD slide was teased in the background with ‘Ryzen 2’ which said “raising the bar for desktop performance” and teasing three new Ryzen 7 processors.
- Ryzen 7 2700: 10C/20T @ 4.0/4.5GHz (replaces Ryzen 7 1700)
- Ryzen 7 2800: 12C/24T @ 4.4/4.9GHz (replaces Ryzen 7 1700X)
- Ryzen 7 2800X: 12C/24T @ 4.6/5.1GHz (replaces Ryzen 7 1800X)
Better yet, the pricing on these new Ryzen 2 processors is damn good with the Ryzen 7 2700 starting at $329, the Ryzen 7 2800 priced at $399 while the flagship Ryzen 7 2800X will be priced at $449.
Some info makes no sense
There some questions about the ‘leak‘ like:
- Why the switch from 14nm to 12nm? Makes very less sense, since it wouldn’t fit the 4.1 Ghz > 5Ghz. It’s still the same architecture.
- More cores, I doubt it. I think AMD is gonna go with Zen 2 with more cores, there is currently no reasons to yet again increase the numbers of cores.