AMD at CES 2019 released their Radeon VII GPU with RTX 2080 class performance, and they also previewed the Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs with a 7nm manufacturing process.
While many people expected them to launch the Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU lineup at this keynote, they weren’t quite ready and so we only got a glimpse of what AMD’s next high-end processors would be capable of.
AMD previewed an early iteration of their 3rd Gen Processor, with 8-cores and 16-threads. They didn’t reveal the clock speeds, different models, or any pricing info and ended the keynote by saying the lineup will be released in Q2 2019.
The results were very impressive, with the early Ryzen 3rd Gen 8C/16T CPU beating out the Core i9-9900K whilst consuming 30% less power.
They also confirmed backwards compatible with all of the existing AM4 Motherboards, and support for PCI-E 4.0 as well. Lian Su, AMD’s CEO also told the press that they’re working on ray-tracing GPUs, and also hinted that the Ryzen 3rd generation CPUs could feature even higher core counts. The below image of the previewed processor up close is said to be an indication that the empty space is saved for a higher end iteration with even more cores.
2019 is shaping up to be a great year for AMD. People are definitely very excited for AMD’s next lineup of Ryzen CPUs – all aboard the hype train!
“Our mission with Ryzen has always been clear. Our job is to push the boundaries of what can be done by a desktop processor. The third Gen Processor is the next big thing in that mission. Third gen Ryzen is also powered by the Zen 2 core, also has 7nm technology and as a desktop processor it will absolutely set the bar on performance, technology and power efficiency”
– Lian Su, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Advanced Micro Devices