AMD To Announce Zen 3 and RDNA 2 Details on October 8 and 28 Respectively

AMD has announced that they’ll be revealing details about its upcoming Zen 3 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs on October 8 and 28.

A new era of leadership performance across computing and graphics is coming. The journey begins on October 8.

Alongside the announcement, AMD CEO Lisa Su shared a teaser video regarding the same.

AMD had the following to say in their press release:


We are incredibly excited to invite you to learn more about the next wave of Ryzen desktop processors with “Zen 3” architecture, taking our PC gaming and content creation leadership to new heights. Dr. Lisa Su and other AMD senior executives will kick-off this new journey for “Zen 3” and AMD Ryzen at 9:30 p.m. IST, October 8th. 

Preparing to delight gamers globally with the next horizon of Radeon Graphics, we invite you to learn more about our RDNA 2 architecture, Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, and our deep collaboration with game developers and ecosystem partners who will help us bring the best of Radeon to gamers. Tune in for the reveal of the future of Radeon PC gaming at 9:30 p.m. IST, October 28th.


AMD’s Zen 3 CPUs are built on an improved 7nm process that the highly successful Ryzen 2000 CPUs were. Even with Zen 3 on the horizon, it’s clear that AMD doesn’t want to leave Zen 2 behind, as the refreshed 3000XT processors provided a decent improvement over last year’s offerings.

While the Zen 3 (Ryzen 4000) CPU announcement will be exciting, it’s the RDNA 2 reveals that we’re more excited about. The Radeon RX 5000 lineup was a compelling choice for gamers who didn’t care much for raytracing, but RDNA 2 will bring raytracing with it. The new GPU architecture is also present in the new Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.

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We’ve previously gone over how AMD can provide a better value to gamers over NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 series. For this, RDNA 2 cards will not only need to pack raytracing in them, but also provide an alternative to NVIDIA’s game-changing DLSS technology. It’s certainly a bad time for any new PC builders with so many hardware announcements, so we have a handy guide going through what PC parts you should keep an eye out for building a future-proof gaming PC.

As stated in the twitter announcement, AMD will reveal more about Zen 3 on October 8, 2020 and RDNA 2 on October 28. We expect RDNA 2 cards to be released soon after the event as AMD has previously stated that they’ll be launching before the next-gen consoles come out, which will start with the Xbox Series on November 10.

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