AMD upcoming Ryzen 2 lineup will be made on its new 12nm manufacturing process, with the chips being announced somewhere in the first quarter next year. This new lineup from AMD will be based on Ryzen 2000 series including Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processor. That will offer improved overclocking ability and higher clock speeds. Aside from that faster DDR4 RAM will also be supported, a problem that its first generation of processors faced.
AMD Ryzen 2000 series will be known as the Pinnacle Ridge. That will start with the launch of the Ryzen 7 processor first in February. While the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 are set to launch afterwards in March. AMD will also be teaming up with Globalfoundaries to manufacture its 12nm chips, using ‘’Leading Performance’’ process. That will features AMD’s improved Zen+ micro architecture. AMD’s new Ryzen 2000 series will also be going against Intel’s upcoming 9000 series. Where Intel will be offering eight cores CPU on mainstream level. Something that will be a first for Intel as the company just shifted from offering four cores to six cores.
For now not a lot is known about these upcoming Ryzen 2000 series. But with the new 12nm manufacturing process AMD should be able to provide higher clock speeds and better efficiency overall. That should allow the Ryzen 2000 series achieve core clocks above the 4.0 GHz mark. Which is not something that can be easily achieved on the current gen. AMD Ryzen 2000 series will also be supported on a new 400 series chipset. That will be launched alongside the AMD Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge CPU, including Ryzen X470 and B450 flavors.
Let’s hope AMD will be able to keep up with Intel in the gaming area. Where the current Ryzen offering suffer a great bit mainly due to its lower core clocks. While Intel remains still in the lead with its single core performance.