AMD today has announced that they will be making a pair of consumer product presentations in October. The chipmaker, who has been fairly quiet since the spring, will be holding events for both their consumer Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU product segments. Dubbing the events “A New Journey Begins”, the company will be announcing the first products based on their eagerly anticipated Zen 3 CPU architecture and RDNA 2 GPU architecture.

Leading the charge will be AMD’s CPU division. On October 8th at noon Eastern, the company will be presenting their Zen 3-based Ryzen desktop processors. AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, will be among the presenters.

Following that up just under 3 weeks later will be AMD’s Radeon presentation, which again is at noon Eastern. There the company will be showing off its first products based on the company’s forthcoming RDNA 2 GPU architecture. Meanwhile, tipping their hand a bit early on naming, AMD has confirmed that this will be called the Radeon RX 6000 series.

Next Generation Ryzen Desktop Processors – 10/8, 12 p.m. ET

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 12 p.m. ET, October 8th.

Next Generation Radeon Graphics – 10/28, 12 p.m. ET

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 12 p.m. ET, October 28th.

AMD hasn’t disclosed any other details about these events at this time, but over the last several months the manufacturer has shared bits and pieces of information relating to its upcoming chip architectures. Based on AMD’s roadmaps, Ryzen Zen 3 processors will be built on an improved version of TSMC’s 7nm process, most likely TSMC’s N7P process given AMD’s comments clarifying that they aren’t committing to EUV for 7nm. Otherwise, for the moment AMD is remaining tight-lipped on the Zen 3 architecture itself, though given that AMD isn’t going to get the benefits of a full node shrink, we’re expecting Zen 3 to deliver some interesting and meaningful architectural improvements over Zen 2.

Meanwhile on the graphics front, AMD and partners have previously confirmed that RDNA 2 will be a DirectX 12 Ultimate (feature level 12_2) compliant GPU architecture, meaning that AMD will be making significant changes to the graphics side of their GPU designs. The Navi 2x family of GPUs will gain support for ray tracing, variable rate shading, and other features that will put AMD’s new GPUs at parity with the competition, both for consoles and PCs. Meanwhile from a performance standpoint, AMD is aiming for a hefty 50% jump in performance-per-watt, which could potentially eliminate the efficiency gap with NVIDIA. As well, the company has previously promised a high-end "top-of-stack" GPU for 4K gaming, so we're expecting some ambitious performance goals from AMD.

Be sure to check in on October 8th and October 28th for more details on AMD’s next generation of consumer parts!

Source: AMD

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  • shabby - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    That's understandable, but not buying a mobo just because of a fan is less understandable. Reply
  • inighthawki - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    Eh, back in the day motherboards with active cooling fans were known to be not so reliable. I can understand if they had similar worries. Reply
  • Qasar - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    i have yet to even hear the fan on my x570 based board, i even put a piece of paper in it to see if it was even running after playing a game or encoding a vid via handbrake, not a sound. Reply
  • inighthawki - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    The concern here would be reliability, not sound. Reply
  • Qasar - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    i have some old A64 boards still in use, that have a chipset fan on them, still spinning nice an quiet. Reply
  • lmcd - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    Not the same age but my X79 extreme4-m doesn't have any issues ~10 years later with its mobo fan. Reply
  • wr3zzz - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    You better start backing up everything if you can hear that tiny chipset fan. It's usually the last gasp just before the death of MB. Reply
  • Makaveli - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    Were not in the 90's anymore! Reply
  • wr3zzz - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    Yeah, it's not the 90s then why is a there still a fan on my chipset!? Reply
  • Makaveli - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    Because it produces heat and the AMD thought it was a good idea. The quality of fans are much higher quality now than back in the day. And you don't really have a choice either go B550 or go intel. Reply

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