Now the site has posted a few more slides that give us an idea of what AMD has planned for high-performance desktops, among other things.
Last year AMD launched a line of “Threadripper” processors with up to 16 CPU cores based on the company’s Zen architecture. It looks like this year we’ll see 2nd-gen Threadripper chips.
AMD is promising higher clock speeds, Precision Boost 2.0 technology, and a move from 14nm Zen architecture to a new 12nm Zen+ architecture.
We should see a 3rd-gen version in 2019, but according to Chapuzas Informático those new chips will be 7nm processors based on a new Zen 2 architecture that offers performance and efficiency improvements.
The 3rd-gen chips are also code-named “Castle Peak,” rather than Threadripper.
Here are a few other details from the leaked slides:
- Castle Peak will be succeeded by “NG HEDT” in 2020.
- 2019’s Zen 2-based mainstream desktop chips are code-named “Matisse.”
- The 2020 mainstream lineup is called “Vermeer.”
- AMD is also updating its APUs (CPUs with integrated Radeon graphics) with “Picasso” scheduled for 2019 and “Renoir” coming in 2020.