Reports have emerged regarding the possible release / launch date of AMD’s next generation consumer-grade CPUs. AMD recently held an event detailing its plans for 2018, and aside from detailing the launch date of the second generation Ryzen processors, AMD also spoke about the release dates for its Ryzen 3, Ryzen Pro Mobile APUs and Ryzen 7 and 5 gaming CPUs for notebooks.
According to AMD’s presentation slides, it can be seen that the second generation Ryzen processors will be launched in Q1 2018. Folks at WCCFtech predicts the launch to be held sometime in March 2018. It’s worth noting, however, that AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs will not be based off of the company’s Zen 2 architecture. This, of course, means that consumers can expect only incremental performance boost and efficiency levels on AMD’s second generation Ryzen processors.
Knowing how AMD’s new Ryzen processors will be out next year, consumers can also expect motherboard manufacturers to debut their 400-series mainboards around the same time. It seems likely that these motherboards will feature the AM4 socket, which means that existing motherboards will also be compatible with the upcoming lineup of Ryzen CPUs as well.
Meanwhile, Ryzen 3 and Ryzen Pro Mobile APUs will also be rolling out around the same time as the new PC-based Ryzen processors. Ryzen 7 and 5 gaming CPUs for notebooks, on the other hand, will be launched some time in Q2 2018. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how well AMD’s lineup of CPUs will perform. Only time will tell.