New reports have emerged regarding two brand new motherboard chipsets that AMD will look to release alongside its Pinnacle Ridge (also known as “Pinnacle Ridge” or Ryzen 2) processors. In addition, the March 2018 launch date for AMD’s new lineup of Ryzen CPUs has also come to light once again.
According to sources, AMD’s new motherboard chipsets are called “X470” and “B450” – the former chipset being high-end, while the latter is meant for mid-range motherboards. Improvements that are expected to come with these chipsets include general purpose PCIe 3.0 lanes. As expected, both the X470 and B450 chipsets will still be based on AMD’s AM4 socket; this means that even current generation Ryzen processors will be compatible with 400-series mainboards.
Those aside, for those who may remember, we wrote an article regarding the potential release date of Pinnacle Ridge CPUs a few weeks ago. This time round, however, the alleged launch date for Pinnacle Ridge processors apparently comes from Japanese PC hardware retailers, who – according to sources – have been informed of the timeline (March 2018) by their respective upstream suppliers. Pinnacle Ridge processors will feature “smaller” process technology (12nm) compared to current Ryzen CPUs (14nm).
Regardless, because the information written above are yet to be confirmed by AMD itself, we do urge our dear readers to take this one with a grain of salt for now. Despite this, knowing how rumours regarding AMD’s Pinnacle Ridge processors and 400-series motherboards are starting to pour out more frequently, it seems very likely that we are indeed getting close to their official launching.