AMD 12nm Ryzen 2 Pinnacle Ridge CPUs Launching In February 2018 Alongside X470 Chipset

Sep 28, 2017

AMD has reportedly informed its motherboard partners of its plans to introduce the second generation Ryzen “Pinnacle Ridge” family of CPUs in February of next year. The new lineup will include 2000 series Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 microprocessors.

AMD 12nm Ryzen 2 “Pinnacle Ridge” CPUs Launching February 2018 Alongside New 400 Series Chipset

The new family of processors is based on the company’s Zen+ CPU microarchitecture, built on 12nm Leading Performance process technology at Globalfoundries. The company will begin the roll out of Pinnacle Ridge starting with Ryzen 7 in February, followed by Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 in March.

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Low power Pinnacle Ridge processors are expected to be released in April and 2nd generation Ryzen Pro parts to be introduced in May.  AMD expects to command 30% of desktop market share before the end of the first half of next year, the report claims.

Alongside AMD’s upcoming second generation Ryzen CPUs the company is also introducing a brand new 400 series chipset options, including X470 and B450.  Motherboards based on the new chipset are expected to begin shipping in January in time for Pinnacle Ridge’s debut a month later.



WCCFTech Summit Ridge Pinnacle Ridge Matisse Raven Ridge Picasso
CPU Architecture Zen Zen+ Zen 2 Zen Zen
GPU Architecture N/A N/A N/A Vega Vega
Process Node 14nm 12nm 7nm 14nm+ 12nm
CPU Cores Up to 8 Up to 8 (TBC) TBA Up to 4 Up to 4
Desktop Socket AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4 AM4
Year 2017 Q1 2018 2019 Q4 2017 (mobile)
2018 (desktop)