The processor giant has confirmed that it plans to launch new Zen processors from the first quarter of 2018, although as we can see in the image the table representing this new generation also covers the second quarter of that year.
This is interesting since it seems to indicate that AMD will carry out a gradual deployment of its new processors as it did this year with the first generation of Ryzen CPUs. So the most likely (provided that this strategy is met) is that the company announces its new top of the range in March 2018 ( Ryzen 7 2800 and 2700 ). And, that in the coming months present the mid-range and low-end models, which should to be framed under the Ryzen 5 2600, 2500 and 2400 and Ryzen 3 2300 and 2200 brands.
Keep in mind that there are still no definitive names and that this new batch of Zen processors are not considered as Ryzen 2 but as a refinement of the current architecture taken to the 12 nm process, which means that AMD could choose to maintain the 1000 series and reserve the 2000 series for its authentic successor.
The information is still scarce and we do not have details about the counting of cores of that new generation. Some rumors were that AMD could raise the core count to make things more difficult for Intel. We certainly can not rule it out, but it is more likely that the same nuclei that we have seen in the current generation will be maintained and that the improvements will be limited at a higher CPI, higher work frequencies and better performance per watt consumed.
We remind you that all Ryzen + processors in 12 nm will be compatible with the current AM4 motherboards, although it may be necessary to install a BIOS update.
In this news, a few sources have commented that the Ryzen 7 2800 and 2700 could count on 12 cores and 24 threads, but in the end, it has turned out to be false information.