AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su will be hosting a keynote address in this year’s Computex. It is been told that AMD will be simultaneously launching four product lines during this expo and the keynote. This year’s Computex will be held between 28th May and 1st June 2019.
About AMD Ryzen 3000 series…
The highly anticipated launch will be the Ryzen 3000 series which will use the 7nm based Zen 2 architecture. AMD showcased this CPU during CES 2019 as an eight-core, 16-thread processor with comparable performance with the controversially delicious Intel Core i9-9900K. But a 12-core 64-thread AM4 CPU is spotted in UserBenchmark database.
AMD X470 compatibility and X570’s next-gen support
AMD X570 chipset will be released with the AMD Ryzen 3rd generation CPUs. Many ASROCK X570 motherboard’s ECC listing confirms its readiness. AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs will work with the X470 chipset motherboards with the new UEFI. While the X570 will be AMD’s first to bring PCIe 4.0 lanes.
On the discrete graphics side, AMD will reveal its first 7nm based discrete graphics chip ‘Navi’. There’s really nothing here to say as there’s no information available. But expect Navi GPUs to support Microsoft DXR. Nvidia was the first to release DXR support RTX graphics cards. But it was overshadowed by its price factor and lack of RTX and DLSS-enabled titles at the time of launch. NVIDIA also launched its new graphics driver to use DXR on its GTX graphic card series.
The power of 7?
If rumours are to be believed, it would launch on July 7th. Apparently, AMD wants to release on the ‘7/7/2019’ as both its CPU and GPU architectures are based on 7-nm fabrication. This might not be far-fetched since its 7-nm based Radeon VII on the ‘7th’ of February. But we all know how the fate of the Radeon VII.
When the AMD hypes a launch with marketing campaigns, it raises a concern that it might not be as good as they make it sound. This observation is based on hyped launches since its AMD Phenom 1st generation CPU launches.
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) April 12, 2019