But not before the summer
Jim Anderson, senior vice president at AMD, has hinted that a second-generation Ryzen CPUs with a Ryzen 7 2800X, is in the works and indicated that AMD has held off on releasing the more powerful part to wait and see what Intel does first.
Who did not see that happening?
AMD is gathering evidence that Nvidia's partner programme is part of a clever game of monopoly designed to force suppliers to land on Park Lane and Mayfair.
StoreMI is based on the Enmotus FuzeDrive
Buried in the announcement about the four new 400-series chipset was the news that Enmotus was behind AMD's new StoreMI technology or Store Machine Intelligence.
15 percent higher gaming performance
AMD has announced the global availability of its second Generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors, which it claims, offer up to 15 percent higher gaming performance than the first generation.
Comes with FreeSync 2 and DisplayHDR 400 support
AOC has unveiled its latest gaming monitor in the AGON-series, the 32-inch AOC AGON AG322QC4, which comes with a 31.5-inch 3-sided frameless VA-panel, 2560x1440 resolution and support for both AMD FreeSync 2 and DisplayHDR 400.
Handbags at dawn
AMD has been firing off some salvos at Nvidia's Partner Programme which appears designed to force suppliers to only sell its products.
13.3-incher with Ryzen 5 2500U or Ryzen 2700U APUs
Dell has rather silently unveiled its newest Inspiron 13 7000 convertible notebook with 13.3-inch 1080p touchscreen and AMD Mobile Ryzen APUs, starting at $729.99.
Sadly needed exotic cooling
Two of AMD's upcoming second-generation Ryzen processors have already been overclocked to more than 5.8GHz and beyond.
Settlement wrapped in a paper
Last year Nvidia stopped getting so called licensing money from Intel. After five years the financial injection was delivered in total. This all came after the Intel and Nvidia conflict that started over chipsets, but essentially was a settlement that ended up being called licensing. It never was GPU licensing.
ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI join the party
As expected, since AMD has now officially lifted the NDA (non disclosure agreement) from its second generation Ryzen 2000-series Pinnacle Ridge CPUs and the shiny new X470 chipset, most, if not all motherboard makers have announced their own versions, with some launching more than one motherboard to cover a wider market range.