AMD today has announced that they will be making a pair of consumer product presentations in October. The chipmaker, who has been fairly quiet since the spring, will be holding events for both their consumer Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU product segments. Dubbing the events “A New Journey Begins”, the company will be announcing the first products based on their eagerly anticipated Zen 3 CPU architecture and RDNA 2 GPU architecture.

Leading the charge will be AMD’s CPU division. On October 8th at noon Eastern, the company will be presenting their Zen 3-based Ryzen desktop processors. AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, will be among the presenters.

Following that up just under 3 weeks later will be AMD’s Radeon presentation, which again is at noon Eastern. There the company will be showing off its first products based on the company’s forthcoming RDNA 2 GPU architecture. Meanwhile, tipping their hand a bit early on naming, AMD has confirmed that this will be called the Radeon RX 6000 series.

Next Generation Ryzen Desktop Processors – 10/8, 12 p.m. ET

We are incredibly excited to invite you to learn more about the next wave of Ryzen desktop processors with “Zen 3” architecture, taking our PC gaming and content creation leadership to new heights. Dr. Lisa Su and other AMD senior executives will kick-off this new journey for “Zen 3” and AMD Ryzen at 12 p.m. ET, October 8th.

Next Generation Radeon Graphics – 10/28, 12 p.m. ET

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.

AMD hasn’t disclosed any other details about these events at this time, but over the last several months the manufacturer has shared bits and pieces of information relating to its upcoming chip architectures. Based on AMD’s roadmaps, Ryzen Zen 3 processors will be built on an improved version of TSMC’s 7nm process, most likely TSMC’s N7P process given AMD’s comments clarifying that they aren’t committing to EUV for 7nm. Otherwise, for the moment AMD is remaining tight-lipped on the Zen 3 architecture itself, though given that AMD isn’t going to get the benefits of a full node shrink, we’re expecting Zen 3 to deliver some interesting and meaningful architectural improvements over Zen 2.

Meanwhile on the graphics front, AMD and partners have previously confirmed that RDNA 2 will be a DirectX 12 Ultimate (feature level 12_2) compliant GPU architecture, meaning that AMD will be making significant changes to the graphics side of their GPU designs. The Navi 2x family of GPUs will gain support for ray tracing, variable rate shading, and other features that will put AMD’s new GPUs at parity with the competition, both for consoles and PCs. Meanwhile from a performance standpoint, AMD is aiming for a hefty 50% jump in performance-per-watt, which could potentially eliminate the efficiency gap with NVIDIA. As well, the company has previously promised a high-end "top-of-stack" GPU for 4K gaming, so we're expecting some ambitious performance goals from AMD.

Be sure to check in on October 8th and October 28th for more details on AMD’s next generation of consumer parts!

Source: AMD

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  • TheinsanegamerN - Friday, September 11, 2020 - link

    Assuming you can find one, these are not standard size fans that are meant to be user replaceable. Reply
  • mazz7 - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - link

    Let us see if AMD will be up to the competition or not? do not make false assumption, competition always good for us ;) Reply
  • liquid_c - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    An announcement for a presentation for a (potential) release. This ain’t even a paper launch. Reply
  • Spunjji - Friday, September 11, 2020 - link

    Yes, how dare they announce a date when they're going to announce a launch. Nobody ever does that! /s

    (Nvidia just did that, but you know, doing it first makes it okay or something)
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  • Mugur - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    I think AMD intentionally put their Radeon launch on Oct 28th. This way NVIDIA will be with all cards on deck and benchmarked. AMD will decide in the last minute probably the price and last core/vram adjustments.

    Also the absolute lack of hype regarding Zen and Radeon is strange. It's either the best autumn (I don't want to say fall :-) ) in AMD's history (Zen 3, Radeon 600, Xbox SX/SS + PS5) or nothing to write home about. I'm rooting for them to amaze us, of course. Competition is good.
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  • nandnandnand - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    "I think AMD intentionally put their Radeon launch on Oct 28th."

    AMD intends to do the things they intentionally doing? Say it ain't so!

    "This way NVIDIA will be with all cards on deck and benchmarked."

    They already got enough information on September 1st. Careful analysis of Nvidia marketing reveals the non-inflated gains.

    "AMD will decide in the last minute probably the price and last core/vram adjustments."

    Too late to adjust core/VRAM.

    "Also the absolute lack of hype regarding Zen and Radeon is strange."

    There is some hype. There will be a lot more hype if Zen 3 can beat Intel in single-threaded and gaming, and if RDNA 2 can beat the RTX 3080 20 GB.
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  • edzieba - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    >Too late to adjust core/VRAM.

    AMD did exactly that before for the 5600XT: https://www.anandtech.com/show/15422/the-amd-radeo...
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  • PandaBear - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    They can always have all the adjustment and decide which one to NOT release. Reply
  • Spunjji - Friday, September 11, 2020 - link

    They can most definitely fine-tune clocks and voltages at this stage, which is likely what they'll do.

    I doubt that's *why* they're announcing at this point, though. They're more than likely doing this all as quickly as they can manage.
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  • Gigaplex - Thursday, September 10, 2020 - link

    "It's either the best autumn (I don't want to say fall :-)"

    Well, they're both "wrong". It's spring in the southern hemisphere.
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