Get ready: The Ryzen 2 will arrive within three months

New desktop processors in the new production process will try to continue and even increase the success of Last year - and there are more detailed road maps for the coming years

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Plus its various products that have been presented in practice, in one way or another, at CES 2018 Has also provided us with a glimpse into its updated plans for the coming year, as well as the next two years in line - up to 2020, with some surprises compared to the publications we saw last year, and some approvals for rumors that have been circulating outside lately.


Ryzen 2 and 2 - the year

As rumors have been claimed over the past few months, the plans of the 2018 does not include the launch of Zen 2 products, but also includes the launch of a new generation of Ryzen 2 processors, based on the improved core processing kernel called Zen +, based on an up-to-date 12 nanometer production process at the GlobalFoundries global partner. The fresh production process should allow for high performance at approximately 10 of the same power consumption, and along with other improvements and improvements in the design of the products it seems that we can get more polished processors that ensure that the competitive relationships with Will be maintained throughout the year.

Roadmap of 2018 has been leaked to the network before - and now gets certified

Starting from April 2018, we will see new Ryzen 2000 desktop processors, probably without increasing the number of available generation cores available to us from the first generation - and between July 2018 and December 2018 we should also get multi-core Threadripper 2 processors and Ryzen Pro 2 processors based on Zen +. What does not appear anywhere in the road map that ostensibly presents the entire year is a reference to the intention to launch Ryzen models New ones with Zen + cores or Ryzen stationary models combined with graphics cores - where the names of those products already starting with 2 may hint that we have no intention of offering these updated products, but rather make the transition directly to the core 2.

Improved technologies and a new chipset family, which promises to offer buyers motherboards at especially winking prices

Vega in the leap of a couple generations

The main surprise in the road map of Its graphic processing architecture is that the heir to the Will be ... Vega, this time in the innovative production process of 7 nanometer. The company decided to give up the intention to upgrade the To the production process at 12 nm this year, and will instead invest maximum efforts in adapting the existing production process (it is not at all clear whether it is GlobalFoundries or , With various rumors pointing in both directions), already at the beginning of 2019.

Plans to be the world's first computers with 7 nanometer products?

This does not mean that we will not see the launch of new graphics cards in the year 2018 - there seems to be a good chance that we will see new cards based on the "classic" Vega in the middle and low-end market - and the company even aims to provide first- Instinct partners are often centralized, based on At 7 nm, even before the end of the year.

Card with The first nanometer 7 may reach even before the end of the year - but not to the home market

After the next Vega comes another generation of 7 nanometers, named Navi (perhaps in less than a year of Vega at 7 nm? We can only guess), and by 2020 we should see the next generation, which still does not even have a code name On the other improved production process is referred to as 7 nm-plus, similar to how the process- Plus in Received the 12 nm nickname in the end.

Zen 2 is already ready

The company's roadmap to the core of the company did not pour out piles of new information, but stated that the main and central development work for the next generation cores, 2, based on the 7 nanometer production process, has already ended - in what may be a hint that the launch of first commercial products (the X- 3000, presumably) will come as early as the beginning of the year 2019, and with little luck perhaps even a little before the end of 2018.


The development is over, and now we are waiting mainly for the production process to mature for mass use

After Zen 2, Zen 3 processors are expected to be significantly improved based on the 7 nm-plus process, sometime during the 2020 year, when we will not be surprised if among these generations we receive more products with Zen 2 + core, which will be a minor improvement, of At any given time.

We'll probably see a combination of cores 2 and Navi cores in future APU processors - and cores 3 for the generation that will replace the At the beginning of the next decade

Finally, graphics cards for mobile devices

The company's dessert was the announcement of new dedicated graphics cards for mobile devices, after a considerable time in which we saw mainly limited availability and very rare versions of the Polaris architecture, RX 550 BASIC. The new models will be based on the latest Vega architecture in the 14 nm, of course, with a thinning thickness (1.7 millimeters, similar to the most compact products on the market from NVIDIA) HBM2, which will be built with them based on a silicon interferometer, for the first time on a graphics card discreet.

Models Mobile was announced - but not really exposed

We do not have any further details on the models offered in this new family, but the mention of ultra-thin computers on several occasions in the exposed general transparencies indicates that these will not necessarily be products that will compete with GTX 1080 in its mobile configuration, but those that will be designed for proper gaming performance in medium power consumption as low as possible. However, this should be a major improvement in both capabilities and competitiveness compared to the And we hope to see first real products as quickly as possible.

HBM2 on mobile devices is an interesting choice that may indicate that Vega is not at all planned to go with GDDR graphics

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