Items tagged with pinnacle ridge

We always look forward to the latest sales figures that come in from German eTailer Mindfactory, which releases individual processor sales numbers which are then compiled by the enthusiast community (in this case, redditor ingebor). Building on its momentum from previous months, AMD has been kicking butt to put it lightly. Although we didn't cover Mindfactory's October sales numbers, AMD was sitting at a 45 percent share of its overall processor sales in June, was at 50 percent in July, and came out slightly ahead at 51 percent in August. In September, AMD took a commanding lead with 65 percent of Mindfactory's overall processor sales. The numbers for November show that AMD's... Read more...
Things are starting to fall into place for AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, which are based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture. Today, we're learning partial details on three upcoming Ryzen Threadripper SKUs courtesy of HWBOT. These specs are by no means official or finalized, but they do give us a general idea of what to expect when the processor family [allegedly] launches on August 13th. The only processor that AMD has confirmed at this point is the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, and HWBOT says that this 32-core (64-thread) processor has a base clock of 3.4GHz and a TDP of 250 watts. The [currently] unconfirmed processors include the 24-core (48-thread) Threadripper 2970X... Read more...
Yesterday, AMD was trolling Intel by offering contest winners of its Core i7-8086K Limited Edition a chance to trade it in for a 16-core/32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Today, we're getting an [alleged] early look at the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper -- specifically, the range-topping 2990X SKU. This processor, which is part of the 12nm Pinnacle Ridge family, has a whopping 32 cores capable of executing a total of 64 threads; "Threadripper" indeed. According to HKEPC, the shipping processor will have a base clock of 3GHz, an all-core max clock of 3.4GHz and Precision Boost that tops out at 4GHz. The processor has a 250W TDP, which will be quite the... Read more...
Another day, another performance leak. This time it one of AMD's upcoming "Pinnacle Ridge" processors that showed up on Geekbench, a popular browser-based benchmarking site that examines both single-core and mulit-core performance metrics. The processor in question is AMD's Ryzen 5 2600, an as-yet unreleased CPU and the next generation successor to the existing Ryzen 5 1600. In case you have not been following, Pinnacle Ridge is slated to launch in March, according to recent reports. Take that with a grain of salt, however, as back in September there were reports saying Pinnacle Ridge would launch in February. It is also expected that Pinnacle Ridge processors will be built on a 12-nanometer... Read more...
If you've been waiting to see what AMD will have to offer in the mainstream desktop processor space for 2018, you won't be waiting much longer. According to a new report out of Japan, AMD's next crop of Ryzen processors -- codenamed Pinnacle Ridge -- will be launching in March. We had previously heard back in September that this launch would occur in February. It is expected that AMD will shift from a 14nm manufacturing process (used on current Summit Ridge-based processors) to a 12nm LP node for Pinnacle Ridge. You can expect for AMD to modestly increase clock speeds while also improving efficiency across the board. The Pinnacle Ridge-based processors are likely to continue the same Ryzen 7,... Read more...
Should you build a PC now or wait for what is around the corner? That is the perpetual question that DIY system builders face, and generally speaking, we typically recommend pulling the trigger rather than playing the never-ending waiting game. That said, if you are eyeing up a Ryzen build, rumor has it AMD is only a few months away from launching a new generation of Ryzen processors built on a 12-nanometer low-power (12nm LP) manufacturing process.Chatty sources working for companies that build motherboards have told Digitimes that AMD will release its next-generation Pinnacle Ridge processors in February of next year. It's said AMD will kick things off at the higher-end with Pinnacle 7, followed... Read more...
AMD made the CPU market competitive again earlier this year with the launch of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3. Then, the company turned heads again with the launch of Ryzen Threadripper for enthusiasts. With these successful launches under its belt, AMD isn't easing off the gas anytime soon. In fact, a leaked roadmap shows what AMD has planned for the next two years with regards to processors. Coming up in 2018, we'll see Pinnacle Ridge on the desktop, which is based on the current Summit Ridge architecture. There won't be many big architectural improvements with these processors, although process refinements (12nm FinFET) and optimizations will result in overall clock-for-clock performance uplift... Read more...