AMD had quite a successful year in 2017 thanks to its Ryzen processors and the company is planning to continue the momentum by releasing the second-generation Ryzen processors later this year. Consumers can expect better performances from these new chips which will be manufactured using Zen+ microarchitecture and 12nm process as opposed to the original 14nm Zen products.
Also known as the Ryzen Desktop 2000 series processors, among the improvements include having lower power consumption while still able to deliver high frequencies. In fact, AMD stated that the new processors will indeed have higher clocks than their predecessors. At the same time, these processors will also feature some improvement to their cache and memory speed as well as latency.
AMD will also be introducing the new high-end X470 chipset alongside the new Ryzen Desktop 2000 series processors. Users can apparently expect lower power consumption and new features from the new 400-series AM4 motherboards although AMD didn’t explain about them in detail during its pre-CES media event.
That being said, the older 300-series AM4 motherboards is still compatible with the new Ryzen Desktop 2000 series processors and owners of such motherboards are able to obtain the support just by updating their BIOS. Nevertheless, there are still many details regarding the Ryzen Desktop 2000 series are still under wraps at the moment which will only be revealed once we get closer to their launch this coming April.