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AMD has confirmed that the Zen 2 architecture will debut in the third quarter of 2019, along with the Radeon Navi GPU family. Both the Ryzen 3000 lineup, as well as the Epyc “Rome” parts, are slated for a Q3 release, so that means no 7nm till July. It’s highly likely that all the three product launches will take place on the 7th of July (07/07) marking AMD’s shift to the brand new 7nm node. The company already released the first GPU based on the process back in Feb (Radeon VII), but to be fair it was a marketing stunt and wasn’t priced competitively at all. Navi, which according to AMD is a brand new architecture (also based on the 7nm node) will hopefully improve team red’s position in the GPU market.
The company’s server offering, the 2nd Gen Epyc CPUs are also planned for launch in Q3 2019, but it’s highly probable that they’ll hit retail after the mainstream Ryzen 3000 processors. The Epyc parts are going to feature up to 64 cores and 128 threads (codenamed Rome) and will offer a performance uplift by a factor of 2x per socket in case of compute and 4x for FP operations. This product stack is being hailed as the strongest portfolio in AMD’s history, no wonder everyone’s so excited. This ought to ring a few alarm bells over in blue camp.