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AMD reveals their Ryzen and Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs

Higher clock speeds and improved boost technology

AMD reveals their Ryzen and Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs

AMD reveals their Ryzen and Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs

AMD's Zen CPU architecture wasn't designed to be a one-hit-wonder, instead acting as the starting point for what AMD hopes will become long-term x86 leadership.  

In April 2018, AMD will be launching products based on their ZEN+ architecture, which will be based on Globalfoundries' new 12nm manufacturing process and offer both higher overall clock speeds as well as an improved precision boost technology. AMD's latest boost tech (Prescission Boost 2) will allow AMD to boost core clock speeds more gradually with more steps as each CPU threads are loaded. 

ZEN+ is only a small step over the company's existing Zen architecture, though note that the design work for Zen 2 is already finished. Zen 2 is said to improve on ZEN's design in "multiple dimensions" while also coming on GlobalFoundries' next-generation 7nm production node, promising considerable increases in both performance per watt and overall system performance. 

  

AMD reveals their Ryzen and Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs  

In April AMD will be releasing 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs, with the company also revealing plans to release 2nd Generation Threadripper CPU models in H2 of this year. This release schedule shows that AMD plans to replace their entire Ryzen product stack within the year, delivering improvements to both single-threaded and multi-threaded performance. 

AMD's 2000G series of APUs already promised easier memory overclocking to 3200MHz, with 3600MHz already being showcased while overclocking at CES, making it likely that Ryzen 2nd Generation will also include these improvements to memory speed scaling. 


AMD reveals their Ryzen and Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs  

With their Ryzen 2nd Generation products AMD has showcased a commitment to their AM4 platform, offering support for new CPUs on existing motherboards provided they are using supported BIOS'. These BIOS updates are already being released across a wide range of products, making it likely that all Ryzen motherboards will support Ryzen 2nd Generation before April. 

Existing AM4 users should not be concerned about compatibility with Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs, though at this time it is unclear whether or not AMD's upcoming 400-series chipsets will offer any performance benefits over their 300-series counterparts. 

 

 

AMD reveals their Ryzen and Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs  

AMD's X470 chipset will release in April alongside Ryzen 2nd Generation processors, with AMD promising "Lower Power" operation and optimisations for AMD's next generation of CPUs. At this time it is unknown if Ryzen 2nd Generation will offer enhanced performance on these platforms, or feature something like improved overclocking performance or enhanced memory overclocking. 


AMD reveals their Ryzen and Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs  

One of the biggest concerns we had with Ryzen was its clock speeds and its patchy support for high-speed DDR4 memory. This has improved with BIOS updates, but it is clear that AMD plans to address both of these issues with their second generation of Ryzen processors. 

We are looking forward to seeing what AMD has in store for us with their second generation of Ryzen products.   

You can join the discussion on AMD's 2nd Generation of Ryzen and Threadripper products on the OC3D Forums.  

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08-01-2018, 06:43:19

AlienALX
Now sampling.. That explains a lot haha. Have seen a few people dropping ever so slightly sly hints lately.

What a way to start the year Quote

08-01-2018, 06:45:09

g0ggles1994
The only response I can think of

http://i.imgur.com/lB7O7M1.pngQuote

08-01-2018, 08:50:08

RobM
looks like 2018 is going to be a good year for AMDQuote

08-01-2018, 10:33:54

Digikid
Quote:
Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
the only response i can think of

http://i.imgur.com/lb7o7m1.png

:d lol!!!!!!!Quote
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