Not worth doing
One of AMD's recently released Ryzen 2000 series CPUs, codename Pinnacle Ridge, has had its top taken off by Der8auer showing that these are still soldered to the IHS and that such a process is simply not worth doing due to small temperature differences.
To be available on April 19th
AMD has now officially announced details and the official pre-order launch of its Ryzen 2000-series CPUs that will use the improved Zen+ architecture and will start shipping on April 19th, alongside new X470-chipset motherboards.
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.
Higher-clock and higher scores
Both the upcoming Ryzen 5 2600X and the Ryzen 7 2700X have been spotted in the Geekbench database, revealing most of the details about these two upcoming Ryzen 2000 series CPUs based on 12nm Zen+ CPU architecture.
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.
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.
Alongside new 400-series chipsets
According to a report coming from Japan, AMD's Ryzen 2000-series (Ryzen 2) processors, may launch in March, alongside its new motherboard chipsets, the X470 and the B450.
Better support for future CPUs
According to the latest report, it appears that AMD is hard at work on its new AGESA 188.8.131.52 update which should pave the way for upcoming AM4 processors, like the Raven Ridge APUs and the Pinnacle Ridge CPUs.