AMD Ryzen 5 2600X shows up briefly on
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Said it should ship on April 19th

German Amazon has leaked one of the AMD's upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600X, with the shipping date set for April 19th.

Fresh AMD CPU roadmap with new codenames leaks online
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AMD will keep AM4 and TR4 sockets

A fresh leak of AMD's CPU roadmap has leaked online confirming some of the previous rumors and codenames as well as giving a glimpse of new HEDT, CPU and APU codenames that will come in 2020.

Full set of AMD Ryzen 2000 "Pinnacle Ridge" slides leaks online
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The lineup includes four SKUs, ranging from $199 to $369

Following a recent leak where we saw some of the first Ryzen 2000 CPU benchmarks -  codenamed Pinnacle Ridge - we now have the full set of slides which show the launch lineup, scheduled for April, as well as more performance and feature details for both CPUs and the new X470 chipset.

AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs to have soldered IHS
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Not thermal paste like Raven Ridge APUs

In the aftermath of Raven Ridge delidding, which revealed that it uses thermal paste under the IHS, AMD's Robert Hallock took to Reddit to note that this won't be the case with the upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, based on 12nm manufacturing process and usually known as the Ryzen + CPUs. 

AMD Zen 2 design is finished
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CTO confirmed                           

We wanted to address something that might not get enough coverage as it deserves. A few weeks, back AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster confirmed that that the Zen 2 design has been finished

More Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs show up online
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Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, and Core i5 SKUs 

As Intel is expected to reveal the rest of its Coffee Lake-S lineup sometime next month, it comes as no surprise that some of those SKUs have already leaked online.

AMD is not as bad as Morgan Stanley thinks
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Let’s downgrade them when making money

AMD took a bit hit after Morgan Stanley’s Joseph Moore thought he'd figured out AMD, and he doesn’t see rosy things for the company.

Intel 8th generation Core Coffee Lake is out
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Review Roundup: Good performance, lousy availability and new chipset

Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs are now finally "available" and with plenty of reviews around, we get to see what Intel's move to a six-core mainstream lineup has to bring to the table, offering good performance but suffering from lousy availability, a need for a completely new motherboard and the choice to still use TIM.

Noctua goes low-profile with new AM4 coolers
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NH-L12S and NH-L9a-AM4 for HTPCs and SFFs

Noctua has unveiled two new low-profile CPU coolers that are actually successors of the earlier available NH-L9a and NH-L12 but now have proper support for AM4 socket and AMD's Ryzen CPUs.

AMD could bundle Threadripper with Asetek retention kit
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Making it compatible with many AiO coolers

According to a new report, AMD could be bundling its upcoming Threadripper CPUs with Asetek retention kit, which should make plenty of AiO coolers compatible with the new TR4 socket on the upcoming X399 chipset motherboards.