So two days ago, we covered the AMD’s leaked roadmap for the year 2018 and 2019 and looks like we have started getting details about each and every news leaked in the report. DigiTimes also confirms the AMD’s order to motherboard manufacturers to start working for the 12nm LP Pinnacle CPUs which will be hitting the scene, most probably in February 2018. So, to describe it in the briefest way, the Pinnacle series will be a Ryzen refresh on a smaller node.
Taking it with a pinch of salt, we are expecting to see Pinnacle 7 replacing Ryzen 7 and Pinnacle 5 and Pinnacle 3 would be in the market sitting in place of Ryzen 5 and 3 respectively. If this is true, AMD has become very quick in changing the flagship series. I mean the Ryzen 7 series was going quite well, in fact, it was the most popular and highest selling series by the company. Replacing it with a newer series seems like an experiment which may or may not yield the desired results.
Other Pinnacle Offerings
There are some other news too which confirm the upcoming low-powered Pinnacle CPUs which may arrive in April 2018. Moreover, Pinnacle Pro is also coming to the enterprise market along with the 400-series motherboards (X470/B450/A420) in April 2018.