California-based AMD’s second generation processors are set to release early 2018. The company is planning launch Ryzen 2 Pinnacle Ridge lineup that will be made up of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 2000 chips.
The company said the new Ryzen chips will have better performance with jacked-up clock speeds and overclocking capabilities. The new chips will be powered using Globalfoundries’ 12LP “Leading Performance” process node and will sport improved Zen+ CPU microarchitecture of AMD. It offers more power efficiency at beefier speeds and also supports DDR4 memory running at higher frequencies. You could see computed Ryzen frequencies to hit up to 4.4GHz.
A report says motherboard makers will be unveiling several new motherboard options including motherboards based on X470- or B450 that will be the first of these to arrive in March. 300 series motherboards are compatible with 2000 series Ryzen chips but there will be new extra features that will benefit the 400 series mobos.
Pinnacle Ridge processors’ low power and mobile versions are reported to appear in April and 2nd generation Ryzen Pro parts is expected to launch in May.
AMD’s chips’ prices will be 449 for the Ryzen 7 2800X, $399 for the Ryzen 7 2800, and $329 for the Ryzen 7 2700. These prices of AMD make the launch more exciting.
Along with AMD’s new generation of Ryzen, Intel is also reported to launch its 9th gen processors so CPU fans will have two choices in 2018.