AMD quietly refreshed the first generation AMD Ryzen processors?

Vyncent Chan
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AMD quietly refreshed the first generation AMD Ryzen processors?

It seems like not only Intel is good at bringing chips back from the dead. AMD also revived an older chip, although they did add a much more interesting twist to the story. The “refreshed” AMD Ryzen 5 1600 actually has more in common with the Ryzen 5 2600 that succeeded it than its namesake.

For some reason, some AMD Ryzen 5 1600s have popped up with a 12nm manufacturing process, which was instead used for the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, with the first generation based on the 14nm process. It’s in fact such an oddity that older versions of the AMD Ryzen Master suite didn’t recognize it, when it would recognize a standard AMD Ryzen 5 1600.

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