According to a report, AMD’s next generation Zen CPUs will launch at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in 2017.

This generation of desktop processors code–named “Summit Ridge” will feature up to eight cores and sixteen threads and will be compatible with AMD’s upcoming AM4 platform. Probably some of the AM4 motherboards will appear on the show floor, including the models featuring the X370 series chipset.



The AMD’s fans are surely excited to get their hands on upcoming new products. AMD’s existing inventories are available in the market to purchase, including FX 8300, 6300 and 4300 series.


Summit Ridge & Bristol Ridge CPUs & APUs share pin-to-pin compatibility on the AM4 socket. Giving prospective Bristol Ridge owners a clear upgrade path to the high-end Zen “ Summit Ridge” parts. Bristol Ridge APUs had been shipping to OEMs in the past.


While AMD’s Partner Globalfoundries will Begin 12nm FD- SOI Rollout- Product Tape Out Expected in 2019.

If you are planning to build a Summit Ridge based build, this will be best product is the X370 to go with, of course there are three different chipsets for AM4 socket to serve different areas in the market. Also AM4 will support two other chipsets for the midrange and entry-level market, “OEM GA- B350M _D2 and A320.”


AMD’s high-end X370 motherboard will be available on February of 2017. This board comes with dual BIOS functionality for more convenient flashing and added protection in case overclocking fails or unstable settings are saved. You could see the UEFI screen showing the frequency & voltage of installed DDR4 memory modules.


Second board entry level OEM GA – B350M-D2 model features a 4+3 -7 phase power delivery design and an auxiliary 8 pin motherboard power connector and it comes with two rather than four DDR4 dimms. As expansion this board comes with only PCIe 3.0x16 slot and two PCle 2.04x slots.


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