From AMD's pre-CES 2018 event we know the next generation of Ryzen CPUs will be launching in April. These processors will feature the more refined Zen+ architecture and will be manufactured on a 12 nm process that should offer improved performance over the current 14 nm parts. With release coming soon, we are starting to see some information leak out and what we have here is a listing on the SiSoftware website for the AMD Ryzen ZD2600BBM68AF_38/34_Y.
While the ID does have 2600 right at the beginning, this is not necessarily the successor to the Ryzen 5 1600, though it does also offer 6 cores/12 threads. According to the site, the CPU has a speed of 3.4 GHz, and looking at the ID number it would seem the boost speed might be 3.8 GHz. This CPU is possibly an engineering sample so we could see different clock speeds in the final product.
In addition to revealing this CPU, the SiSoftware information also identifies the ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero, the likely x470 successor to the x370 ROG Crosshair VI Hero. No specific information is offered on this, except that it too exists in a state ready for testing but as April approach, more information is sure to appear for more second-generation Ryzen CPUs and x470 motherboards.
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