AMD Confirms Next Generation of Ryzen Hardware Coming Next Year
Earlier this week, we reported on rumors that AMD would be releasing its next generation of Ryzen processors sometime in the first quarter of 2018. Now, however, AMD has confirmed that the rumored release is happening.
One thing to keep in mind is the fact that a second-generation of Ryzen is not the same thing as Zen2 which is coming sometime later. The second generation of Ryzen hardware will be based on the 12nm Pinnacle Ridge which will feature up to eight cores and the mobile-focused Raven Ridge. The latter will offer four CPU cores and integrated GPU based on the Vega chips.
In addition to the second generation of Ryzen hardware, AMD is working on a new series of motherboards, the AMD-400. We don’t know very much about these boards, but we do know they won’t be mandatory. AMD has confirmed that future Ryzen hardware will remain compatible with the 300-series until at least 2020. So those who don’t want to switch to a new chipset have some time before doing so.
The next generation of Ryzen hardware should launch sometime in the first quarter of next year. We don’t have a firm answer on the price or exact release date, however.
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