It appears that we have some official confirmation from AMD regarding the company’s planned product roadmap, which includes the Zen 3 CPU lineup, and RDNA2-based NAVI GPUs. This confirmation just comes after Frank Azor’s tweet, in which he hinted at a possible reveal date of AMD’s products.
Today AMD today announced that it will host two separate events this coming October. The first event will cover the Zen 3 CPU architecture, and the Ryzen 4000 series of Vermeer processors. This event is scheduled for October 8th.
After that AMD plans to showcase its Radeon RX 6000 NAVI GPU lineup on October 28th, based on the RDNA 2 architecture. The RX 6000 Series nomenclature has also been confirmed via a Tweet. The Navi GPU lineup is going to be announced before the next-gen gaming consoles. We can expect the availability of the new Navi 6000 series graphics cards around November.
Join us on October 8 and October 28 to learn more about the big things on the horizon for PC gaming. pic.twitter.com/9dy8Lt5MP8
— AMD Gaming (@AMDGaming) September 9, 2020
To quote AMD:
“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”.
RDNA 2 GPUs are expected to be fabbed on an optimized 7nm process node, and they will support hardware-level ray tracing as well, and are expected to deliver a 50% increase in performance per watt over previous-gen RDNA arch, along with an improved performance-per-clock (IPC), and a logic enhancement that helps reduce the design complexity and switching power. GPU clock speeds are also going to get a boost.
One RDNA 2 teaser reads, “A breakthrough gaming architecture”. Another teaser has also confirmed that the upcoming Zen3 architecture will come with a dual CCD and a single separate I/O die.
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) September 9, 2020
AMD’s CEO LISA Su also posted a tweet confirming the same, “It’s going to be an exciting fall for gamers… time to start a new journey with @AMDRyzen Zen3 and @Radeon RDNA2”.
— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) September 9, 2020