AMD rumored to launch Ryzen 2 on 12nm in February 2018

AMD will continue the pressure against Intel in February 2018 with Ryzen 2 and its new X470 chipset.

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AMD had one of its biggest years ever in 2017 with the constant Ryzen rampage, causing a once stable Intel to flip its magnetic poles and freak out by spewing out new CPUs every couple of months because its sleeping giant of a competitor awoke from its slumber.

AMD rumored to launch Ryzen 2 on 12nm in February 2018 |

If you thought this year was big, AMD is planning a massive 2018 with the shift to the 12nm low-power node at Globalfoundries, the new 12nm LP chip will arrive with the Pinnacle Ridge family of CPUs. Pinnacle Ridge will feature up to 8 Zen CPU cores, and should be a refresh of sorts of the current-gen Ryzen 7/5/3 processors, but on the new 12nm node. AMD will also be launching a new low-power version of its Pinnacle Ridge architecture in April, while the enterprise-class side of the new Pinnacle Ridge architecture will arrive in May, just in time for Computex.

AMD will also be unveiling a new X470 chipset to succeed the current X370 that Ryzen CPUs are compatible with, meaning we should see a X499 chipset debut hopefully a few months after with a next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor on 12nm.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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