AMD’s “Pinnacle Ridge” rumoured to launch in March

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AMD’s “Pinnacle Ridge” rumoured to launch in March

AMD is currently expected to release a new series of processors in the coming months, a product that will be based on GlobalFoundries’ 12nm process and offer higher clock speeds and higher levels of power efficiency than existing Ryzen CPUs.  

Right now this new series of processors is said the be codenamed “Pinnacle Ridge”, replacing AMD’s existing Ryzen “Summit Ridge” models while supporting the same AM4 CPU socket and existing 300-series AMD motherboards. This new series of processors is currently rumoured to be released in March alongside a new 400-series chipset, which will release with B450 and X470 variants. 

This new chipset is expected to utilise more of PCIe lanes than existing 300-series boards while maintaining compatibility with existing Ryzen CPUs. This change will allow new motherboards to support additional PCIe connectivity, allowing more M.2 SSDs or other devices to be used. In many ways, the leap from X370 to X470 will be functionally similar to Intel’s jump from Z170 to Z270.

400 series motherboard will be compatible with AMD’s “Pinnacle Ridge” CPUs and “Raven Ridge” APUs when then launch, which is something that will require a BIOS update on existing 300-series motherboards. 

  

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(Existing AM4 Motherboards will support AMD’s next series of Zen-based CPUs)

  
At this time Pinnacle Ridge is expected to offer higher clock speeds than their Ryzen/Summit Ridge counterparts and potentially provide better support for high-speed DDR4 memory, though fundamentally the processor’s underlying Zen architecture will be mostly unchanged. It will be interesting to see if AMD can meet these expectations, as we would love to see AMD’s next-generation of CPUs surpass 4GHz with ease. 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s Pinnacle Ridge series of CPUs on the OC3D Forums. 

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AMD’s “Pinnacle Ridge” rumoured to launch in March

AMD is currently expected to release a new series of processors in the coming months, a product that will be based on GlobalFoundries’ 12nm process and offer higher clock speeds and higher levels of power efficiency than existing Ryzen CPUs.  

Right now this new series of processors is said the be codenamed “Pinnacle Ridge”, replacing AMD’s existing Ryzen “Summit Ridge” models while supporting the same AM4 CPU socket and existing 300-series AMD motherboards. This new series of processors is currently rumoured to be released in March alongside a new 400-series chipset, which will release with B450 and X470 variants. 

This new chipset is expected to utilise more of PCIe lanes than existing 300-series boards while maintaining compatibility with existing Ryzen CPUs. This change will allow new motherboards to support additional PCIe connectivity, allowing more M.2 SSDs or other devices to be used. In many ways, the leap from X370 to X470 will be functionally similar to Intel’s jump from Z170 to Z270.

400 series motherboard will be compatible with AMD’s “Pinnacle Ridge” CPUs and “Raven Ridge” APUs when then launch, which is something that will require a BIOS update on existing 300-series motherboards. 

  

AMD's

(Existing AM4 Motherboards will support AMD’s next series of Zen-based CPUs)

  
At this time Pinnacle Ridge is expected to offer higher clock speeds than their Ryzen/Summit Ridge counterparts and potentially provide better support for high-speed DDR4 memory, though fundamentally the processor’s underlying Zen architecture will be mostly unchanged. It will be interesting to see if AMD can meet these expectations, as we would love to see AMD’s next-generation of CPUs surpass 4GHz with ease. 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s Pinnacle Ridge series of CPUs on the OC3D Forums.