In a new presentation for investors AMD announced a more precise launch plan for its client APUs and CPUs for desktop, mobile, and server computers. The company is preparing to update its whole lineup of products for different types of client and server machines later this year.

As it turns out, AMD intends to release its 2nd Generation Ryzen Pro mobile products for notebooks this spring. AMD also plans to introduce its 3rd Generation Ryzen processors sometimes in the middle of the year. A bit later on the company is set to launch its 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs for extreme desktops and workstations. AMD’s codenamed Rome processors for servers are also due in 2019, but the manufacturer does not elaborate about their exact timing.

AMD’s 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro 3000-series quad-core processors are based on the Zen+ microarchitecture and are made using GlobalFoundries’ 12LP process technology, just like their non-Pro counterparts. The latter are set to become available in the near future, so we are going to learn more about what to expect from these upcoming APUs shortly.

AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen processors for desktops rely on the brand-new design code-named Matisse. Matisse features two dies: a chiplet die containing eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture, and built using TSMC’s 7N manufacturing process; and an I/O die featuring PCIe 4.0 lanes, and built using GlobalFoundries’ 14LPP fabrication technology.

AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC (codenamed Rome) and 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors have a lot in common. EPYC will have eight 7nm Zen 2-based chiplets to provide up to 64 cores and an IO die. We expect the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper to be built on the same platform, but we don't expect to see parity on power/core/frequency based on how the first generation Threadripper only offered half the cores of the 1st Gen EPYC. We would be pleasantly surprised if there was core configuration parity!

This is a breaking news. We are adding more details as we learn them.

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  • Alistair - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    Buy the micro atx threadripper motherboard.
  • WinterCharm - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    Unless your workload really benefits from 32 or 64 cores which is what the next generation of thread ripper should bring. :)
  • Hul8 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    AMD could go for an entire "Champion of Consumer Choice" PR campaign; "Choose your core count. Choose your connectivity. No locked features. Pay for What You Need."
  • eek2121 - Thursday, March 7, 2019 - link

    Not really, Threadripper has always featured "cream of the crop" CPUs along with quad channel DRAM. For instance, my 1950X sits here running stable at 4.25 GHz and 64 GB of DDR4-3200 DRAM.
  • Opencg - Thursday, March 7, 2019 - link

    amd claims the new ryzen will rival the 9900k in games. I believe this to be true but another question is will the price be lower (i doubt it). and even more important will they have a rival to ths 9700k and 9600k in VALUE considering those are really good value buys for anyone who wants near 9900k performance at a much lower price.

    not a fanboy of any of these companies but I am rooting for progress and intel does have some high value k variant cpus this time
  • BigMamaInHouse - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    64C Mac Pro Incoming .... :-)
  • wow&wow - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    AMD: No "SPOILER" inside!
    Intel: "SPOILER" inside!

    The difference in the integrity instead of getting the performance numbers at all costs!
  • SanX - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    Lack of AVX512 makes AMD less attractive vs Intel. Ian own test with 3D particle movement shows 3-4x speedup with AVX512 unless he got a bug in his code
  • hansmuff - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    Less attractive for a very tiny niche, perhaps. You simply won't see AVX512 being a factor in regular applications or games. 3D particle movement is great but not a use case for those sorts of applications.
  • HStewart - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - link

    AVX512 is going to be standardize on most Intel CPU's by 2nd half of 2019. We will be seeing more applications use it because of this.

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