AMD launched the Ryzen 3000 lineup (Matisse) and the Navi 10 graphics cards (Radeon RX 5700) on 7th July (07/07) to mark the company’s shift to the 7nm node, beating NVIDIA and Intel to the mark. Team red continued with the Zen 2 momentum this month, taking wraps off the Epyc Rome 64 core server processors, again on the 7th. According to sources, AMD will continue this trend for all the remaining months of the year, with one new 7nm product launch every 30 days:
- Ryzen 3000 came on the 7th of July and Rome landed on 7th August.
- We already know that next month, AMD is launching the new Matisse flagship, the 16 core behemoth in the form of the Ryzen 9 3950X.
- It will hit retail on 7th September, followed by the potential launch of the 3rd Gen Threadripper lineup (extending to as many as 64 cores) on the 7th of the next consecutive month, i.e, September.
- This is almost a certainty and we expect Intel to launch the Glacierfalls HEDT lineup around the same time to tackle the threat of the Zen 2 TRs.
Now, after this, we’re relying on a bit of speculation, but the following products will hit retail in 2019 (or Q1 2020) itself, just the order may be different:
- Navi 14 (lower-end RX 5600) GPUs are expected to launch sometime in the last quarter of 2019 either October or November (Again date not confirmed).
- Renoir or the AMD Ryzen 4000 APU lineup packing the Zen 2 cores and the Vega
iGPUis also supposed to be announced in the coming months. We’ll most likely see an announcement in November or December with a launch in early 2020.
- Then there’s Navi 12 or big Navi (also based on 1st Gen RDNA) which is expected to compete with the RTX 2080 Super if not the 2080 Ti. It might launch alongside Navi 14 in October/November or perhaps get a standalone launch in December.
- Lastly, Arcturus. That’s the name of the architecture succeeding GCN in the professional and Data Center space with lots of
computefirepower. We’ll most likely see an Arcturus based Radeon Instinct accelerator in December 2019.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more about AMD’s launch plans in the coming months. Cheers!