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Pinnacle Ridge Processors Not Coming Next Month After All

Pinnacle Ridge Processors Not Coming Next Month After All

AMD will be putting an "AMD Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready" sticker on all updated boards, so if it ain't got a sticker it needs updating before your new chip will work. Ryzen Desktop 2000 CPUs will also use a 12nm production process instead of the 14nm process used when Ryzen first launched a year ago.

The chips include accelerated processing units (APUs), or desktop chips with both Ryzen processors and Radeon Vega graphics built into them in a combo chip. Obviously, both will offer lower performance than a 6-core or 8-core Ryzen desktop part with a discrete graphics card, but for budget-friendly builds that still offer decent gaming performance the Ryzen APUs will be attractive.

AMD's GPU architecture roadmap now contains Vega 7nm for this year, Navi 7nm for 2019 and a "next gen" GPU based on the 7nm+ process in 2020.

The Advanced Micro Devices is looking to start the year with a strong foot forward in the consumer electronics market; the tech giant is looking to announce the continuation of their highly regarded Ryzen and Vega line up this year. This is brought after they unveiled their plans to create a massive line of their popular APU chipset with Ryzen and Vega graphics integration.

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As of this writing, Intel doesn't have a direct competitor for the latter; the closest is the four-core-four-thread, 4-GHz Core i3-8100, now priced at $117. The Ryzen 3 2200G has 4-cores/4-threads and runs at up to 3.7GHz, with 8 CUs, a 65W TDP, and a price of $99. While the Ryzen CPUs were excellent at heavily-threaded workloads, they typically fell behind the competing Intel CPUs at single-threaded tasks.

The latter chips will be based on a 12-nanometer manufacturing process, where the distance between circuits is just 12 billionths of a meter apart.

To give you an idea of ballpark performance, AMD claims that according to its own benchmarking using PCMark 10, the Ryzen 7 Pro is around 22% faster than Intel's Core i7-8550U for productivity tasks.

When can we expect to see these Ryzen Pro mobile processors hit the market? Given that they also said that Zen 3, the "7nm+" design to follow that one, is "on track" for 2020, it seems fair to assume that we will see Zen 2 next year around this time.

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On January 2, the U.S. president tweeted to say he would be announcing "the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year". Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media.

AMD launched a pair of high-end mobile Ryzen processors last fall and now at CES 2018, it's filling out its laptop APU family with a new pair of chips designed for affordable laptops and Chromebooks.

With CES kicking off this week, all the major names have announcements, and AMD is no exception. The Ryzen 7 1800X debuted at $499, but now it's only $349. So it's not really a surprise that, in announcing its next wave of processors, this is where AMD is starting. They are not too far away nonetheless. Again, this is something AMD will have to detail at a future date.

Those desktop parts, in particular, fill a significant gap in the current Ryzen range. Without knowing the system specs and detail settings used, this is hard to validate, but AMD's long-running graphics experience should provide a marked improvement in gaming on lower-cost machines.

KitGuru Says: We are just at the start of the year, so it's possible more information will come down as the months go on.

Neo-Nazi Faces Terrorism Charges After Attempting to Derail Amtrak Train
Wilson's father subsequently provided agents with 15 firearms, including handguns and rifles and tactical body armor. He was arrested December 23 after the complaint against him was filed in federal court in Nebraska .


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