It’s no secret that fans of AMD are waiting with bated breath when the semiconductor maker said that the new 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs and new Radeon Navi-powered graphics card would be launching sometime in the middle of 2019. Sources are now hinting at a more specific date; 7 July 2019.
One interesting point to take note of are the dates that AMD seems to have specifically chosen. If you recall, the Radeon VII was officially launched earlier this month on 7 February. The choice of the number “7” could be the brand’s way of alluding to its 7nm fabrication process. Used in both the manufacturing process for both Matisse and Navi.
Unfortunately, AMD’s announcement of its 3rd generation Ryzen CPU during its CES 2019 keynote was sparse with any additional detail. Having said that, rumours surrounding the CPU series points at the top-tier of the series sporting a 16-cores, 32-threads consumer Ryzen processor. While another rumour hints at a 12-cores, 24-threads processor.
It’s also highly likely that AMD might make a pre-launch announcement during Computex 2019, considering the proximity between the event and AMD’s supposed launch date.
In conjunction with the rumoured launch date, this could also spell the launch and announcement of AMD’s new X570 chipset motherboards during Computex 2019. The new motherboards will obviously accommodate the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, but more importantly, rumours have suggested that it will also be the first chipset to ship out with support for the next-generation PCIe 4.0.
In regards to the Navi GPU, AMD apparently has every intention of launching its graphics card powered by its next-generation 7nm GPU by the allotted date. However, Red Gaming Tech says that may not happen, given the current situation between AMD and TSMC‘s current issue with the 7nm manufacturing process.
Naturally, this bit of news is all just heresay for now. So, until AMD’s actual announcement of its next-generation products, it’s best to take this with a pinch of salt.