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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  • TheinsanegamerN - Friday, September 11, 2020 - link

    Or get a X570 and rip the fan off. Enough people have done this, putting on a proper silent heatsink, to prove at this point that X570 doesnt generate enough heat to warrant a fan, and often the fans do a worse job cooling the chipset then a silent hunk of aluminum does.
  • Quantumz0d - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    X570 Aorus Extreme is the only option but it's batshit expensive at $699, ridiculous. I'm just waiting for Ryzen 4000 vs 10K benchmarks and then decide if Intel's Z590 is going to beat or not, along with X670 if it can beat then money is on Z590 Dark or ASUS Z590 Maximus Apex else will see what options I have.

    End of story for DDR4 and easy purchase choice.
  • Icehawk - Friday, September 11, 2020 - link

    My fan failed after 2 weeks, seems fine with it unplugged - gets warm but not hot. /shrug
  • Caparroz - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    People needing more lanes or PCIe 4 doesn't give a flying pig if the chipset has a fan or not. If they need they'll buy it. MTFB for the chipset fan is not a concern. I won't comment about "noise" (wich is none).
  • wr3zzz - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    "MTFB for the chipset fan is not a concern." Famous last words of people who have never experienced HW failure.
  • Kjella - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    But the thing is, all hardware can fail so you need backups and to plan for potential downtime. If you're a company with 1000 laptops maybe it makes sense to talk about a failure rate, but for my personal computer it's always a possibility that it can fail today. Whether that risk is 1/1000 (one in three years) or 1/5000 (one in fifteen years) I can't really do anything differently. Even if it's less likely I'll need my backup plan, exercising it is such a small part of it.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Friday, September 11, 2020 - link

    Having good backups doesnt justify buying hardware with likely faulty components. It's still a black mark against X570.
  • KompuKare - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    I rather suspect that with most people concerned about PCIe 4.0 lanes it isn't about need but rather want.
    Or the age old "future-proofing" thing again.
    Wait for DDR5 to be "future-proof" only find that for the first 2 years of its life or so DDR5 is barely faster than DDR4 but costs 50% or more for the same capacity.
  • PandaBear - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    In the enterprise world is the only way to use PCIe 4 based on the workload. On typical gaming platform you don't NEED that much storage or networking bandwidth, and the GPU are mostly doing graphics work instead of compute, which means PCIe bandwidth isn't the bottleneck (compare to memory or inside the GPU).

    There aren't enough physical space on motherboard to put in too many GPU, 25-40G ethernet, NVMe SSD, etc in consumer space yet. The only way to absolutely have to go PCIe 4 is when you already occupied all these lanes in PCIe 3 and you still need more.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Friday, September 11, 2020 - link

    X570 doesnt really require it either. Cooling 5-10W of power draw in a case with airflow shouldnt be this hard.

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