We learned recently that Summit Ridge will be followed by AMD Pinnacle Ridge. At that time there was not much that we knew about the CPUs but now we have more information regarding AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs and Raven Ridge APUs.
AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs Launching In 2018
New information from a Chinese site indicates that AMD Pinnacle Ridge high-performance CPUs will be coming out in 2018 and that Raven Ridge APUs will be coming out for the mobile platform.
Although little is known about the AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, one thing is for sure and that is, enterprise and enthusiast users will be able to get more performance as compared to current Ryzen CPUs.
AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs will feature up to 8 Zen 2 cores. AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs will have a TDP of 95W like the AMD Ryzen CPUs and will support DDR4 RAM. AM4 motherboards will support these upcoming CPUs.
Seeing how AMD has achieved a huge milestone with Ryzen when it comes to instructions per clock, it is unlikely that there will be much of an improvement in this aspect.
But I am sure that these CPUs will be better optimized and they will not have issues that the current generation Ryzen CPUs are facing.
AMD Raven Ridge Coming In 2H 2017
AMD Raven Ridge will first be coming out for the mobile market in the second half of 2017. This means that we will be seeing these APUs in laptops and 2-in-1 hybrid devices. Furthermore, in 2018 these will also be coming out for desktops.
AMD Raven Ridge APUs will feature enhanced AMD Zen cores and on the GPU side, the APUs will also feature 11 AMD Vega cores. This will provide a small boost for integrated graphics and it is expected that these APUs will be priced around the $250 mark.
AMD Raven Ridge will also have 4 core, 8 thread models and it will be supported by the AM4 platform. It will be interesting to see what kind of performance these CPUs and APUS will have to offer in the near future.