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September 27, 2017

AMD 12nm Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge CPUs Rumored to Launch February 2018

According to a report from Digitimes, AMD has revealed to its motherboard partners that it plans to launch its next generation 12nm Ryzen CPUs in February of 2018. The new CPUs will be manufactured on Global Foundries upcoming 12nm process.

The upcoming 12nm Ryzen CPUs will be codenamed Pinnacle Ridge and will feature both a die shrink as well as architecture improvements over current generation Summit Ridge Ryzen CPUs. Like Summit Ridge, Pinnacle Ridge will be divided into Pinnacle 7, Pinnacle 5, and Pinnacle 3. Pinnacle 7 will be launching first in February 2018 followed by Pinnacle 5 and 3 in March 2018. Following these will also be the Pinnacle Ridge low power in [...]

 
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August 11, 2017

AMD Launches Threadripper 1950X and 1920X HEDT CPUs

Just a few months after the launch of their mainstream Ryzen CPUs, AMD is launching their highly anticipated HEDT Ryzen Threadripper CPUs based on the Zen micro-architecture. The new AMD Threadripper 1950X and 1920X now make up the most powerful CPUs in AMD’s consumer CPU lineup.

Manufacturer AMD Model Threadripper 1950X Threadripper 1920X Core Count 16 Core / 32 Threads 12 Core / 24 Threads Base Clock 3.4GHz 3.5GHz Max Turbo Clock 4GHz 4GHz L3 Cache 32MB 32MB Unlocked Yes Yes TDP 180W 180W PCIe Lanes 64 64 Memory Support Quad-Channel 2,667MHz DDR4 (ECC) Quad-Channel 2,667MHz DDR4 (ECC)

It’s no secret that Intel was the dominant [...]

 
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June 20, 2017

AMD Preparing B2 Stepping of Summit Ridge Ryzen CPU

Canard PC revealed in a tweet that AMD is preparing B2 stepping of its Summit Ridge CPUs.

The revision is expected to improve uncore features such as PCIe and memory controllers. Canard PC hasn’t revealed exactly which areas of the design will be affected, but it did mention that it hasn’t seen any improvement proposals made towards the CPU core design themselves.

A stepping upgrade is significant as stepping refers to when the design of the chip is revised in hardware which extends beyond what microcode adjustments could fix.

Ah tiens : stepping B2 en approche pour Zen. Il fixe de nombreux bugs hardware.

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March 28, 2017

AMD Ryzen 16-Core CPU, 12-Core CPU in the Works: Features Using Multiple Dies on MCM

Recently, the rumormill has been spinning after it was revealed that AMD may be introducing an even higher end desktop CPU with 12 and 16-cores based on AMD’s new Zen based architecture. A recent article posted by Turkish technology site, DonanimHaber, provided some new details regarding the upcoming processors.

According to the article, AMD will be releasing a 16-core, 32-thread and a 12-core, 24-thread Zen based CPU by combining multiple AMD Ryzen “Summit Ridge” CPUs in what’s called a MCM, or Multi-Chip Module. In the 16-core, 32-thread CPU, two full Ryzen 8-core dies are combined while the 12-core, 24-thread CPU will combine two Ryzen 6-core [...]

 
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December 23, 2016

AMD Details Ryzen 8-Core CPU, Goes Head to Head Against Intel Core i7-6900K

AMD has finally lifted the wraps on its upcoming Zen architecture based CPU which will formally be named Ryzen. Ryzen, codename Summit Ridge, will be built on the 14nm FinFET process, feature up to 8 cores (16 threads using SMT technology), have a base frequency of 3.4GHz+, 20MB of L2+L3 cache, and a TDP of 95W.

Alongside Ryzen is the new AMD AM4 platform. AMD touts that AM4 will give users a versatile upgrade path, utilizing a single socket for everything from the mid-range to enthusiast. One of the most interesting features of AM4 is its split I/O operation. Certain I/O features are baked into the socket which help to reduce the access to the chipset for [...]

 
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November 19, 2016

AMD Zen Summit Ridge Chips to Launch January 17th – Priced between $250-$300

New information about AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge Zen CPUs has emerged earlier this week based on leaked presentation slides and a letter from MAXSUN, an AMD board partner in mainland China.

Acccording to the leaked slides, AMD plans to have a similar naming convention to Intel as the slides suggest that AMD’s upcoming processors will utilize the SR3, SR5 and SR7 brand names, which is similar to Intel’s Core i3,i5, and i7 series naming scheme. with . The pricing on these parts is said to be 1500-2000 Yuan according to the source which rounds up to $250-$300. The source mentions that the SR7 8-core, 16-thread Zen processor will be on par performance [...]

 
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October 5, 2016

AMD Zen Based Summit Ridge CPUs, X370 Chipset Motherboards to Launch at CES 2017

In a recent article by Digitimes, AMD may be gearing up to launch their new Zen based desktop CPUs with its corresponding X370 chipset based motherboards at CES 2017 in January. According to sources in the supply chain, AMD is already cutting prices of current inventory in order to clear room for new inventory.

While AMD is planning on launching their new Zen CPUs at CES, the sources believe that mass shipments aren’t likely to begin until after February and as such, profits from the new chip sales aren’t likely to be realized until 2Q2017.

AMD’s Zen based CPUs are some of the most highly anticipated AMD CPUs in over half a decade. AMD is [...]

 
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September 30, 2016

AMD 32-Core Zen Based Naples CPU Benchmarks Leaked in Geekbench Database

Although AMD’s upcoming consumer Zen CPU, codename Summit Ridge, has been all the talk in the past few months, an even bigger, more important chip coming down the pipeline is AMD’s upcoming 32-core Zen based chip, codename Naples. This is important because Intel’s most profitable sector is in the enterprise where they hold over 99% marketshare in the CPU market. With AMD planning to jump back into the market, it could significantly change the landscape especially considering their upcoming Zen architecture is promising massive gains in performance.

While AMD hasn’t released many official specifications or benchmark figures on its new CPU, some [...]

 
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September 29, 2016

Upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 Motherboard Pictures Leaked

A slew of images from two upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 platform motherboards were recently leaked by Korean website BodNara. These upcoming motherboards will support AMD’s AM4 socket platform which will be the primary platform for AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge (Zen), Bristol Ridge, Raven Ridge and many future AMD CPUs/APUs.

Like previous AMD platforms, the new AM4 platform will support several different chipsets which are geared towards different market segments. The AMD A320 chipset will be geared towards the entry level while the B350 chipset will be geared towards the mid-range and the X370 chipset will be aimed at the high end. The new chipsets bring a lot [...]

 
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September 13, 2016

Rumor: AMD Zen “Summit Ridge” CPU Coming February 2017

Word has it that AMD’s new flagship desktop CPU will hit the market in February 2017. Although we’ve heard previous rumors that Zen would be delayed from 4Q2015 to 1Q2016, this is the first time we’ve heard news of a possible release month.

Code-named “Summit Ridge”, the new silicon is set to be a hallmark in AMD’s CPU development history. It packs 8 cores/16 threads built using GlobalFoundries’ 14nm FinFET transistors. The new architecture has a huge facelift compared to Bulldozer that can potentially bump the IPC by up to 40% and massively improves power efficiency.

Complementing the new CPU is expected [...]

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