AMD to launch 12nm Ryzen in February

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AMD spoke with its partners and plans to launch in February 2018 an upgrade version of its Ryzen series processors built using a 12nm low-power (12LP) process at Globalfoundries.

This claim has been made based on sources at motherboard makers, states digitimes from who this news reaches us today. According to their info, AMD would release the CPUs codenamed Pinnacle 7 first, followed by mid-range Pinnacle 5 and entry-level Pinnacle 3 processors in March 2018, the sources disclosed.

In other news, sales seem to be picking up and AMD is expected to see its share of the desktop CPU market return to 30% in the first half of 2018. AMD would launch the low-power version of Pinnacle processors in April 2018 and the enterprise version Pinnacle Pro in May 2018.



The corresponding chipsets, the 400 series, will also become available in March 2018 with X470- or B450-based motherboards to be the first to hit the store shelves. The chipsets are still designed by ASMedia and its orders for the chipsets are expected to grow dramatically starting January 2018.

Thanks to stable chip orders for Microsoft's and Sony's game consoles, increased demand for graphics cards, growing sales for its Ryzen 7/5 processors, new Ryzen Pro product line for the enterprise sector and the top-end Ryzen Treadripper processors, AMD managed to achieve 19% sequential growth in second-quarter 2017 revenues and expects the amount to grow further by 23% in the third quarter. AMD said it does not comment on products that have not been announced.

AMD to launch 12nm Ryzen in February

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