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.
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.
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