AMD to release a Ryzen refresh before Zen 2?

AMD to release a Ryzen refresh before Zen 2?

AMD to release a Ryzen refresh before Zen 2?

 
During AMD’s Financial Analyst Day, the company announced their future plans for their Zen series of processors, with plans to release Zen 3 before or during 2020 using GlablaFoundries’ 7nm manufacturing process. 
 
This is great news as this means that AMD’s x86 roadmap extends far beyond Ryzen, though it looks like AMD has plans to release new Ryzen (Zen 1) processors using a refined 14nm manufacturing process, perhaps giving AMD similar benefits to what was offered by Intel’s Kaby Lake series of CPUs. These new CPU models will likely include improved clock speeds and power efficiency, though other small refinements are possible. 
 
These new 14nm Zen CPUs are expected to launch in early 2018, as GlobalFoundries’ 7nm process is only expected to reach risk production on mid-2018, which means that Zen 2 will not be ready until at least late 2018/early 2019. These CPUs are expected to be marketed as Ryzen 7 series 1X50 series CPUs, with a Ryzen 7 1850X replacing the R7 1800X, though a 2XXX is also possible.   

  

AMD to release a Ryzen refresh before Zen 2?

 

Intel has been able to offer some impressive performance improvements with their new Kaby Lake series of desktop CPUs, which offer increased CPU clock speeds, an improved GPU feature set and the ability to operate with faster DDR4 memory kits. Will AMD be able to offer similar performance benefits with their 14nm Zen series CPUs? 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s 14nm Zen CPUs on the OC3D Forums.

 

AMD to release a Ryzen refresh before Zen 2?

AMD to release a Ryzen refresh before Zen 2?

 
During AMD’s Financial Analyst Day, the company announced their future plans for their Zen series of processors, with plans to release Zen 3 before or during 2020 using GlablaFoundries’ 7nm manufacturing process. 
 
This is great news as this means that AMD’s x86 roadmap extends far beyond Ryzen, though it looks like AMD has plans to release new Ryzen (Zen 1) processors using a refined 14nm manufacturing process, perhaps giving AMD similar benefits to what was offered by Intel’s Kaby Lake series of CPUs. These new CPU models will likely include improved clock speeds and power efficiency, though other small refinements are possible. 
 
These new 14nm Zen CPUs are expected to launch in early 2018, as GlobalFoundries’ 7nm process is only expected to reach risk production on mid-2018, which means that Zen 2 will not be ready until at least late 2018/early 2019. These CPUs are expected to be marketed as Ryzen 7 series 1X50 series CPUs, with a Ryzen 7 1850X replacing the R7 1800X, though a 2XXX is also possible.   

  

AMD to release a Ryzen refresh before Zen 2?

 

Intel has been able to offer some impressive performance improvements with their new Kaby Lake series of desktop CPUs, which offer increased CPU clock speeds, an improved GPU feature set and the ability to operate with faster DDR4 memory kits. Will AMD be able to offer similar performance benefits with their 14nm Zen series CPUs? 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s 14nm Zen CPUs on the OC3D Forums.