As the decade winds down and we close in on CES 2020, highlighting the biggest tech show of the year, we keep seeing rumors and potential leaks of AMD’s upcoming product lines. It’s not especially surprising; we see new chips leaked regularly, usually under codenames that eagle-eyed fans spot while testing out their own rigs.
Firstly is the Ryzen 4000 series, which is expected be announced and release early next year. WCCF Tech reported on the Ryzen 9 4900H and Ryzen 7 4800H, both mobile chips found in upcoming ASUS gaming laptops. The benchmarks reveal that they’re both 8-core, 16-thread CPUs, doubling the previous 3000 series core and thread count. Which comes as no surprise as AMD tightens the competitive reins against Intel.
Tom’s Hardware has separately spotted an interesting possible rumor, that the 1st generation Ryzen chips may be re-releasing on a smaller 12nm process. We’re skeptical; it’s possible that AMD may be producing these updated 1st-gens purely because of the low $85 starting price.
TechRadar reported on the rumored 5600XT, meant to directly compete with NVidia’s GeForce 1660 Ti. The mid-range GPU apparently is more powerful than the 1660, and through various benchmarks was found to be around 30% more powerful than the 5500XT. I’d expect to see a formal announcement during CES, so don’t be surprised if we have the 5600XT on shelves as early as February.
So while things have already been looking up for AMD in 2019, 2020 is already looking amazing.