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AMD Skips 12 nm Zen+ Architecture In Favor Of 7nm Zen2 For Its 2nd-Gen AMD EPYC

During its presentation at Computex 2018, AMD has confirmed that it is skipping the 12 nm Zen+ architecture and is going with 7 nm Zen2 architecture for its 2nd-gen AMD EPYC CPUs.

According to AMD, it has the 7nm silicon ready in the lab to be used for the 2nd-gen EPYC CPUs and will begin sampling it in the second half of 2018 and these 2nd-gen AMD EPYC CPUs will start to roll out into the market in 2019 following validation.

While AMD is moving towards the 7nm Zen2 for EPYC CPUs but that doesn’t mean AMD has completely abandoned the 12 nm Zen+ architecture as AMD has announced the 32 cores/64 threads 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper which will be based on the 12 nm process.

Aside from featuring 32 cores and 64 threads, these Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be compatible with the already existing TR4 socket on X399 motherboards.

AMD also compared the 24 Core/48 thread chip with the Intel Core i9-7980XE and not only Not only AMD’s chip beat the Intel’s but AMD pointed out that it was not using any kind of liquid cooling solution but was cooling the 24-core chip with air which indicates that these 2nd gen Threadripper CPUs are energy efficient.

Speaking of AMD chips, two mobile APUs namely AMD Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H have popped up online hinting that AMD is ready to get into the high-performance mobile market.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600H features a base clock of 3.3 GHz while the Ryzen 7 2800H features a base clock of 3.4 GHz. Both of APUs from AMD are quad-core with Vega graphics.

Not only that, a report has made its way to the internet suggesting that 12-16 Core AMD Ryzen CPUs will be dropping in 2019. If you are interested in checking out all the announcements made at Computex 2018 then be sure to click here.

What do you think of AMD moving away from the 12 nm Zen+ for its AMD EPYC CPU? Let us know in the comments.