As per a report from RedGamingTech, AMD is going to go all out in the fourth quarter of 2019, with July 7th as the expected release date for both the Zen2 based Ryzen 3000 CPUs as well as the Radeon Navi GPUs (both based on the 7nm node). Given that this is supposed to be the launch window, the announcement should come somewhat earlier, most likely at this year’s Computex.
As per RGT, just like the Radeon VII got the 7th February release date to highlight the 7nm node that debuted on the card, the 7th July (7/7/2019) launch will indicate AMD’s jump to the 7nm process across all their core chip families.
Ryzen 3000 AKA Mattise Processors
The third generation Zen CPUs dubbed as Mattise are supposed to bring many improvements over the current Ryzen 2000 chips, from a smaller node to better IPC as well a much higher power power efficiency. The AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors will leverage TSMC’s 7nm process node. AMD had earlier confirmed that the Zen2 chips will hit retail around mid-2019, this falls in line with the rumored release date of 7th July.
From what we’ve heard, the Ryzen 3000 series will feature parts with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. AMD’s official demo of these processors was conducted a while back using an 8 core (16 thread) chip pitted against the (8 core and 16 thread) Intel Core i9-9900K. The 8 core Zen2 chip not only managed to beat Intel’s Core i9-9900K in Cinebench’s multi-threaded benchmark but did so while consuming 50W less power. And, that’s not even the Ryzen 3000 flagship. That 16C/32T behemoth will be one hell of a
Back then, Intel didn’t respond in a very coordinated manner. The company released multiple versions of the same chips to confuse both consumers and reviewers alike, and modified their server processors to keep up with a resurgent AMD. TDLR, it didn’t work out too well. Regardless, Intel has managed to get a grip with the release of its 8th and 9th Gen lineup that feature more competitive SKUs. It’ll be a treat to see how the consumer market dynamics change with Zen2 or Ryzen 3000.
AMD Radeon Navi 7nm GPUs
We’ve been hearing quite a bit about Navi lately. The GPUs were expected to launch sooner, but then a string of rumors claimed that the release has been pushed to the last quarter (or October 2019). From what I can tell, AMD will most likely announce both the Navi GPUs as well as the Ryzen 300 chips at Computex 2019, but the latter will get an earlier release window while the Radeons will get delayed to the latter half of the year.
From what we already know, Navi will target the budget gaming market to tackle NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. The Vega VII is set to take care of the high-end market so this makes the most sense. The company might come up with a high-performance part based on the Navi microarchitecture later on, but don’t expect anything this year.
So, that’s the latest story from the rumor mill. What do think about all this? Will the Ryzen 3000 CPUs really be as good as they are speculated to be. Furthermore, what kind of performance do you expect from the Radeon Navi lineup?