Bluechip Computer Spills the Beans on AMD, Intel Roadmaps for 2018

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Bluechip computer, a German IT distribution company, has inadvertently spilled the beans on AMD and Intel’s plans for the remainder of this year, shedding some more light on a number of products whose existence was still somewhat marred in fog. The information comes straight from a webinar Bluechip presented to its industry partners – a 30-minute presentation which made its way to YouTube.

The information gleaned is a confirmation, of sorts, of AMD’s planned launch of their Z490 platform in June; the B450 chipset coming a little bit later, in July (an expected product, in every sense); and AMD’s second-gen Threadripper, a known-quantity already, which should accompany a X399 platform refresh.

On Intel’s side of the camp, some ill-kept secrets have apparently been confirmed: the launch of the company’s Z390 chipset, for instance, is expected to happen in Q3 2018 – some time after Computex, which might mean a relatively sparse landscape when it comes to teases and new product announcements based on Intel’s upcoming top of the line chipset. Oh, and that unicorn of an 8-core Coffee Lake part is apparently being prepped for 4Q 2018, with silicon being moved to partner hands as early as June.


Sources:
AnandTech, Bluechip Webinar (since removed)

Source : TechPowerUp