AMD are looking to maintain momentum with further processors emerging on the web only shortly after the launch of AMD’s Ryzen 2 chips. The latest leak from the AMD product portfolio, spotted by VideoCardz (and a now defunct page), confirms further Raven Ridge APUs, Ryzen 2 budget chips, and the next-generation of Threadripper 2 multi-core behemoths.
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The Ryzen 3 2100, 2300X, and Ryzen 5 2500X have been confirmed by AMD’s product portfolio. The two budget Ryzen 3 chips will join the already available Ryzen 3 2200G APU, and will almost certainly bring four cores and four threads to the table alongside the 12nm second-generation Ryzen improvements.
The Ryzen 5 2500X will likely be the only other four-core/eight-thread chip beyond the Ryzen 5 2400G APU in the mainstream Ryzen 5 lineup. The Ryzen 5 2500X will likely require a price drop compared to the 1500X to stay relevant versus the Ryzen 5 2400G – the budget gaming champ is on offer for $169.
That’s not all, however. The portfolio also indicates further Ryzen Mobile chips on the way. So far the Raven Ridge-powered APUs are only available in Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U flavour, although AMD now seem poised to expand the range with the Ryzen 3 2200U, Ryzen 5 2600U, and Ryzen 7 2800U.
That shows AMD are still happy to use the 2800 nomenclature for their top Ryzen parts, and makes it even more likely we’ll see an AMD Ryzen 7 2800X on the desktop soon enough.
With the Ryzen 7 2700U bringing impressive gaming performance to ultrabooks, further graphical power will be a welcome improvement to the mobile formula. It seems likely that a Ryzen 7 2800U chip would feature a higher quantity of Vega CUs within the integrated graphics core compared with the current top-end chip. That Ryzen 7 2700U features a total of 10 Vega CUs and therefore 640 GCN cores. With potentially greater graphical power (we hope), the Ryzen 7 2800U could bring some truly gaming-capable slimline laptops on a much slimmer budget than one of Intel’s Kaby Lake G-equipped models.
Last but certainly not least, AMD’s upcoming Threadripper 2000-series chips have also been listed. Unsurprisingly, three SKUs have been leaked, the Threadripper 2950X, 2920X, and 2900X. As with the Ryzen 2 launch, expect no changes in the core quantity compared to the first generation Threadripper parts, although the improvements we’ve seen from the improved 12nm process and SenseMI tech should carry over to the ginormous CPUs.
We’ll still have to wait for confirmation of launch dates for all the new chips outlined, but it is likely that second-generation Ryzen 3 chips will launch sooner rather than later to complete the second-generation Ryzen lineup. We are still in the dark regarding the launch date of further Ryzen Mobile APUs. Threadripper 2, however, is loosely planned to launch in the second half of 2018.