AMD Zen Summit Ridge CPUs Coming Out In February 2017
Summit Ridge CPUs, the desktop version of AMD Zen are reported to be on the shelves by February 2017. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of AM4 motherboards as we have talked about various manufacturers already working on making these AM4 motherboards to meet the upcoming demands for the AMD Zen. Summit Ridge CPUs and Bristol Ridge APUs will be compatible with the AM4 socket.
From 7th Gen APUs to upcoming Zen-based “Summit Ridge” desktop processors, the future-ready AM4 platform features the newest I/O standards and an AMD commitment to support it into the future.
Summit Ridge CPUs have the following features:
- 4-8 cores
- 8-16 threads
- 65-95 Watts
- DDR4 Memory
- PCIe Gen 3
- USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps
- SATA Express
If you were planning on making a CPU or APU upgrade then you might want to wait a few more months before you decide to do that. Summit Ridge CPUs will be the high-end AMD Zen processors and will be a clear upgrade for people that buy the Bristol Ridge APUs. That is why the AM4 socket compatibility with both the Summit Ridge CPUs and Bristol Ridge APUs is so useful. Users will not be required to change their motherboards when they choose to make the change further down the line.
The initial “Zen” cores for “Summit Ridge”-powered desktops will utilize the AMD AM4 socket, a new unified socket infrastructure that is compatible with 7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop processors. With dedicated PCIe® lanes for cutting-edge USB, graphics, data and other I/O, the AMD AM4 platform will not steal lanes from other devices and components. This allows users to enjoy systems with improved responsiveness and the future looking technologies that the AM4 platform provides, resulting in a powerful, scalable and reliable computing solution for all their needs.
Reports also point towards the fact that Bristol Ridge APUs are being shipped to OEMs this week and they will be made available to the general public in a few months time. The AM4 socket will be coming in three different chipsets, the highest of all being the X370. There will also be two other chipsets the B350 as well as the A320.