It won’t be long until we have new CPUs from AMD. We’re going to see a full announcement from AMD in just a week on the Zen 3 desktop CPUs, and new GPUs on 10/28. But new reports indicate we may see the launch of the new 5000-series processors as early as October 20th.
Zen 3 – 20th October (5800X/5900X)
Navi 2 – 15-20th November
This is old information, but I can see that AMD has not adjusted the plans.
— Yuri Bubliy (@1usmus) September 30, 2020
Yuri Bubliy, maker of the Clocktuner for Ryzen application, points out the date. He may have internal sources, and we’re not expecting him to know for certain about release dates. However ComputerBase separately sources that they’ve heard the same thing (with the possible week-delay to the 27th).
The lineup for the 20th release is expected to be four chips: the Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X. They’ll retain the same core/thread counts as the last generation, though little else has been revealed thus far. Leaks of performance across various chips have leaked, and we expect to see more over the next week.
This reveal is going to be huge for a few reasons. Firstly, Intel’s updated Comet Lake line has proven high performance but in many cases proved about as powerful as AMD’s Zen 2 chipset. Even if Intel has managed to achieve similar performance, AMD is pushing the bar ahead again…only after a few months. So we may see another full year of processor supremacy from AMD, especially at the mid- and high-end. That’s super exciting.