After what can only be described as an eternity, AMD recently tweeted on both its Ryzen and Radeon RX fronts that it will be announcing both its next-generation Ryzen 4000 series desktop CPUs and its Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs next month.
To be specific, the two products won’t be making their appearance side by side, but rather on two separate dates. AMD’s Zen3-powered Ryzen CPU lineup will be leading the charge, with its launch scheduled for 8 October, while the launch of AMD’s “Big Navi” GPU lineup will follow up on 26 October.
With the next wave of AMD Ryzen processors and the all-new Zen 3 architecture, @AMD is taking its PC gaming and content creation leadership to new heights. Learn more October 8. pic.twitter.com/PAvA5m3FGo
— AMD Ryzen (@AMDRyzen) September 9, 2020
It goes without saying that there has been a steady flow of information from the rumour mill, in regards to what we can expect from AMD’s upcoming products. In the case of the Ryzen 4000 series CPUs, the most recent half-whisper we’ve heard is that AMD plans on introducing a 10-core Ryzen CPU to the fold, potentially making it a direct competitor to the Intel 10th generation Core i9-10900K.
As for the Radeon RX 6000 series, there’s no shortage of leaks and rumours either, and it feels as though the Twitter pre-announcement post simply feels like AMD has given up on trying to patch up its leaking pipe. For a start, the GPU’s official name confirms what was initially uncovered from a specially designed Fortnite map, and there’s a very likely possibility that AMD could price its top-tier SKU of the Radeon RX 6000 series at a price lower than what NVIDIA’s current GeForce RTX 3080 retails for right now.
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) September 9, 2020
Nevertheless, we’re glad to see that the wait is over and that we finally have official launch dates. Now, we just have to jot them down on our calendar.