While announcing its plans for the next GPU, AMD also bring forth news regarding its 2nd generation Ryzen lineup that is set to launch in April.
The upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen lineup will be based on a new 12nm manufacturing process. That will bring a lot of improvements to the table, offering higher frequencies with Precision Boost technology. There is no news on whether the upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen processors will be covering the entire AMD lineup. But the red team did mention that we will be seeing it in Ryzen Desktop as well as the Threadripper lineup.
To support the 2nd generation AMD processors, the red team will also be launching a new 400 series chipset. That along with supporting the 2nd generation AMD lineup, will also have support for the 1st generation AMD Ryzen chips. While the existing chipset, mainly the X370 series will also have support for the upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen lineup, with a bios update later on. Though it’s not clear yet if the existing Ryzen lineup from AMD will gain any performance benefits from the new 400 series chipset.
As for the new 400 series chipset, the platform will be optimized for 2nd generation Ryzen lineup only. Bringing improve memory performance as well as support for higher clocked memory. With the upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen lineup, AMD seems to be strengthening its way for their whats to come. That will be based on an even smaller 7nm manufacturing process.
With the upcoming 2nd generation lineup AMD might finally be able to challenge Intel. Because even though Ryzen is a better price to performance platform. Intel still beats Ryzen processors with their higher single core performance. But with the new 12nm manufacturing process, 2nd generation Ryzen platform should be able to achieve a core clock of 4.5 GHz.
What are you expecting to see on the upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen platform?