AMD has finally revealed when it plans to announce both its next-generation graphics cards and Ryzen 4 CPUs for desktops. The announcements will take place separately on each side of October.
The computing company is planning to host its Zen 3 focused event on October 8, which will likely include the full revel of its Ryzen 4000 CPU line for desktops. Ryzen 4000 CPUs have already been making their way to gaming laptops (namely ASUS’s Zephyrus G14) and have shown remarkable results. Given the popularity of AMD’s current Ryzen 3000s CPUs, Zen 3 promises to make even bigger inroads into Intel’s marginal performance lead.
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— AMD Gaming (@AMDGaming) September 9, 2020
Later, on October 28, AMD will present its new desktop GPUs equipped with its latest RDNA 2 architecture (the same technology present in both the Xbox Series X | S and PS5). This reveal has been a long time coming, given that the company doesn’t yet have graphics cards on the market that support hardware-based ray tracing or similar technologies to Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0.
AMD’s only current competitor in this market is Nvidia, which recently revealed its new RTX 30 series line of GPUs powered by its own Ampere architecture. These cards will all seemingly reach shelves before AMD has even revealed its own competitors, with the RTX 3080 launching on September 18 and the RTX 3070 coming sometime in October.
Given that both the Xbox Series X | S and PS5 support features such as HDMI-based variable refresh rates, auto low-latency modes, and resolutions up to 8K/ 60FPS, it’s likely AMD’s new cards will also feature HDMI 2.1 outputs that support all the new standard brings. Given that these consoles won’t yet be out before the announcement, there’s still a lot for AMD to reveal.