Ultra high-end AM4 chip?

As you might know, Intel aims to create high-end motherboards using their planned Z390 chipset. This upgraded version of the current Z370-offering expands the chipset by integrated AC-WLAN, USB 3.1 ports and several other features. It looks like, that like with the previous generation of chipsets, AMD will add a chipset with a name rather close to Intel's series.


Four models available

During the weekend, AMD has announced four Ryzen processors aimed for mainstream and performance PCs. The lineup includes the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 5 2600. All the four CPUs will be available next April 19. During the next weeks, we will test them as well.


Ryzen 7 2600X spotted too

Videocardz has spotted a couple of overclocking scores published on the CPU-Z database of two upcoming Ryzen 2000 CPU series. Although the frequency is rather high on both CPUs, the scores aren't close enough to the current world record. At the moment the highest clock achieved and verified by HWBot is 5.9GHz on Ryzen 5 1600X from der8auer.


GTX 1080 performance for $250

AMD's next generation mainstream Navi GPU might hit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and AMD RX Vega 64 class performance and replace the company's current RX 580. AMD is going to release this card during next year with a price around 250 Dollar.


From Spanish site

Yesterday we have posted several benchmarks about the upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X series based on the Zen+ architecture. Meanwhile, the Spanish site El Chapuzas Informatico has posted some benchmarks of what appears to be the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU. This CPU should be the refresh of the current Ryzen 5 1600.


From Spanish site

Over the past few weeks, we have posted the first benchmarks about the upcoming Ryzen 2000 series based on the Zen+ architecture. Meanwhile, the Spanish site El Chapuzas Informatico has posted some benchmarks of what appears to be the upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X CPU.


Available today

Although March is almost over, AMD has release another Radeon driver update. Radeon Software version 18.3.4 brings official support for Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 (launching today) along with a couple of bug fixes.


Added support and fixed issues

AMD has released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3 Beta. This new updated adds support for a couple of games like Sea of Thieves and A Way Out.


On Ryzen and Threadripper processors

AMD and some of its retail partners have started a new discount campaign on selected AMD Ryzen and AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The discount campaign is avalable only on selected partners and on most of the dekstop CPUs.


Ryzen 2000 is pretty close

The launch of Zen+ or Ryzen 2000 is expected to take place somewhen in the first half of this year and more details are finally starting to surface including benchmarks scores. According to this first scores, the performance of the upcoming CPUs is rather good.


Up to 2020

Following the leak of AMD Ryzen 2000 slides, more details are coming up again. This time it's related to AMD's plans for the high-end desktop market. The leaked slides are courtesy of the Spanish website Informatica Cero. The documents show also some information regarding upcoming HEDT products.


Soon available

TechPowerUp has come across a few interesting slides on the Spanish website Informatica Cero. One of them actually shows a CPU roadmap for AMD's next generation of Zen processors. Pinnacle Ridge, which is the successor's code name, is supposed to be manufactured using 12nm technology instead of the current 14nm node.


From HWBattle

A few days ago, we have spotted the first benchmarks about the upcoming Ryzen 2000 series based on the Zen+ architecture. Meanwhile, the benchmark comparison site Hardware Battle has posted some benchmarks of what appears to be the upcoming Ryzen 7 2700 CPU. At the moment all the informations are behind a password but VideoCardz re-hosted the relevant information.


Added support and fixed issues

AMD has released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 WHQL. This new updated adds day-one support for a couple of upcoming AAA games like Final Fantasy XV and Warhammer: Vermintide II.


Launching next April

During the pre-CES press day, AMD has unveiled its CPU roadmap for the year. According to the roadmap, AMD has confirmed that we would be getting the first Ryzen "Zen+" CPUs quite soon. Due to a leak on Reddit, there are finally more information on this upcoming chips.



With a selected number of graphics cards

If you will purchase a custom gaming system based on a RX 580 or Vega cards, you will receive a coupon code which you can redeem for a copy of Far Cry 5 Standard edition. The game should take advantage of the various features that Vega offers such as FreeSync 2, Rapid Packed Math and Shader Intrinsics.


Few optimizations

On the official AMD website is available another driver update for AMD GPU users. With the last software update, the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition hits the 18.2.3 Beta version and comes with optimization for Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Sea of Thieves, and Brass Tactics.


Based on 7nm lithography process

According to a rumor posted on WCCFtech, AMD might release a new generation of EPYC CPUs for servers. With EPYC "Rome", AMD will add a 64 cores with 128 threads CPU on a single packaged processor. This increase in core count is possible due to the process node shrink, from 14nm down to GlobalFoundries' 7nm.



Ryzen 2000 is pretty close

The launch of Zen+ or Ryzen 2000 is expected to take place somewhen in the first half of this year and more details are finally starting to surface including benchmarks scores. According to this first scores, the performance of the upcoming CPUs is rather good.




Just a few days after the launch

A while ago well-known overclocker Der8auer created a tool to delid Coffee Lake (and other) processors. Now, with the new AMD Raven Ridge chips, he managed to delid also this new processor with his specific tools. Meanwhile he posted a video on Youtube where shows the temperature improvement.
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