This week we got our first look at AMD’s upcoming 2nd-gen Ryzen chip lineup for mainstream desktops thanks to a set of leaked slides posted by El Chapuzas Informático.
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.
I am wondering if first generation threadripper was about gaining market share (selling at very low margin) and that subsequent generations are process shrinks that will increase profit margin? Are we going to see small performance increases going forward?
Based on what I understand there were some bottlenecks with memory which they hopefully should be able to address in ryzen 2 and get a healthy performance boost.
That’s good news. Thx
Probably not Ryzen 2 (aka Zen+, 2018, 12nm), but instead on Zen 2 (2019, 7nm).
I really want one of these generations to be code named “bodice ripper”.
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