CES 2018 Update: AMD Launches 7nm Navi, Ryzen 2, Threadripper 2 and More

Maricris Jose
2:38 PM

AMD has taken the center stage last Sunday during the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2018.  The American multi-national company has revealed its plans on the 2nd-gen Threadripper, Zen 2, Zen 3, next-generation 7nm GPUs and other chipsets.

Ryzen APUS with Vega Graphics

AMD’s fans will be delighted as latest tech news today confirms that it will release two low-cost chips. The first one will be the Ryzen 5 2400G, which will flaunt four cores with SMT. It will run a base clock of 3.6GHz having a boost clock of 3.9GHz. Graphics wise, it’ll sport 11 Vega-based Compute Units and is tagged at $169.

The second one is the Ryzen 3 2200G, which will be equipped with four cores without SMT. This chipset will run at a base clock of 3.5GHz and a maximum boost clock of 3.7GHz. For graphics, it’ll be armed with 8 CUs and is priced at $99.

As for the release date, both of these APUs are expected to become available on February. Also, both are fully compatible with current 3-series motherboards but will necessitate BIOS updates before it will function.

Additionally, AMD’s upcoming motherboards utilizing a new X400 chipset will work out of the box as well. The details of the X400 chipset were not launched. It’s anticipated to improve support for Zen+ CPUs but will probably be an evolutionary update.

Zen+ To Arrive Q2 of 2018

According to some latest tech news today, AMD stated that the successor of Ryzen CPU, the Zen+ will arrive in April.  It will be armed with a new 12nm process as an alternative to the current 14nm process. The new chips will sport the newer Precision Boost 2 frequency control, and an enhanced XFR2 clock speed booster. It will also have an improved cache and memory speed and latency enhancements as well.

 Zen 2 and Zen 3 Roadmap

AMD is anticipated to unveil the Zen 2 in 2019 utilizing a new 7nm process. A year later, Zen 3 will launch using an enhanced 7nm+ process. As of this moment, there is no other information about these chips, but then AMD officials will surely divulge more information soon.

2nd-gen Threadripper

The American multi-national company is also expected to release a sequel to its overhyped Threadripper lineup. But similar to Zen 2 and Zen 3, the information about the 2nd-gen Threadripper is scarce, but the company put its release in the second half of 2018. This suggests that its Zen+ cores could be the foundation of any upgraded Threadripper chips.

7nm Vega, 7nm Navi, and others

This year the graphics patrons of AMD will see its first 7nm-based Vega chip. Unluckily, the gamers won’t be the first ones to get them as the first 7nm Vega parts are meant at its machine -earning customers.

Moreover, AMD’s official graphics map turns to its fresher Navi graphics core, also put up on a 7nm process. On the other hand, the unnamed graphics core is built on a 7nm+ process.

Vega Mobile

AMD and Intel recently publicized a custom Radeon graphics chip, but then Intel won’t be the only one obtaining Vega-based graphics. AMD pronounced a tiny Radeon Vega Mobile chip GPU. Similar to Vega on the desktop, the Vega Mobile utilizes fancy HBM2 memory. It sports a tiny footprint and will measure no more than 1.7mm in height. AMD claims that the chip is designed for thin performance gaming laptops.

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