|Produced||Q2 2019 (estimated)|
|Min. feature size||7 nm|
|Cores||up to 64 (server)|
|Product code name(s)|
Zen 2 is the codename for a successor of AMD's Zen and Zen+ microarchitectures due to be fabricated on the 7 nanometer node from TSMC with product sampling planned for late 2018, followed by commercial release mid 2019, powering the third generation of Ryzen processors, known as Ryzen 3000 for the mainstream desktop chips, and Threadripper 3000 for high-end desktop systems.
Zen 2 is expected to bring an increase in instructions per clock over Zen, but not nearly as large as the jump from Excavator to Zen. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), AMD confirmed that Zen 2 design was complete; however, its release was not announced for 2018, leading analysts to predict a 2019 release date.
Zen 2 is planned to include hardware mitigations to the Spectre security vulnerability. Zen 2-based EPYC server CPUs (codename "Rome") use a design in which multiple CPU dies (up to 8x in total) manufactured on a 7 nm process ("chiplets") are combined with a 14 nm I/O die on each MCM package. Through this, up to 64 physical cores and 128 total compute threads (with simultaneous multithreading) are supported per socket. At 2019 CES, AMD showed a Ryzen 3rd-generation engineering sample that contains one chiplet with 8 cores and 16 threads. Lisa Su also said to expect more than 8 cores in the final lineup.
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