AMD Zen3 on October 8th, Radeon RX 6000 coming October 28th.
AMD today announced it will host two separate events in October. The first event will cover Zen3 architecture and most likely Ryzen 4000 series processors codenamed Vermeer. This event is scheduled for October 8th. The name of the event is ‘Next Generation Ryzen Desktop Processors’.
On October 28th, AMD will showcase its Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards (the name has been confirmed in a tweet). These graphics cards are based on RDNA2 architecture. This event is called ‘Next Generation Radeon Graphics’.
The announcement takes place in late October, so we expect the availability of the new graphics cards somewhere in November, right before or shortly after the launch of next-generation gaming consoles, also based on RDNA2 architecture.
The Radeon RX 6000 series will feature graphics cards based on a so-called Big Navi processor. These graphics cards will compete with just announced (and not yet released) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series codenamed Ampere. The performance is a big question, but AMD sounds confident it will deliver twice the performance per watt with the new architecture.
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.
The company posted an RDNA2 teaser teasing a ‘breakthrough gaming architecture’.
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) September 9, 2020
The teaser confirms that Zen3 comes with dual CCD and a single I/O.
— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) September 9, 2020