AMD IS SET to reveal its third-generation Ryzen CPUs and Navi GPU architecture at Computex 2019, as CEO Dr Lisa Su will give the conference's keynote speech.
Team Red has kept pretty tight-lipped about its work on Navi, but we do know the third iteration of Ryzen CPUs will be based on AMD's Zen 2 architecture, so we expect to see the whole range of third-gen Ryzens get shown off as well as Threadripper 3 processors.
"Upcoming products include 7nm AMD EPYC data centre processors, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors and graphics cards based on the next-generation 'Navi' architecture - all of which are designed to create exceptional experiences for gamers and creators as well as help solve many of the toughest challenges in our lives," spouted AMD.
So we at least expect there'll be a deeper look at the Navi architecture, even if there aren't any reveals of actual graphics cards using it yet.
While the next wave of Ryzen processors are set to be evolved versions of their predecessors, touting more cores and performance, we don't expect them to be massively different to the older Ryzen chips.
But AMD's work on Navi is likely to be the attention-grabber, as Team Red really needs a new line up of graphics cards to challenge Nvidia not only at the GeForce RTX 2060 level but also further down in the budget to mid-market arena since the Team Green has kicked out the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 to butt heads with AMD.
Our predictions for Navi are that it'll bring in a good deal of performance into affordable graphics cards that could utterly trump Nvidia when it comes to bank-for-the-buck stakes. We suspect that high-end features like ray-tracing won't be given much limelight unless AMD has something special up its sleeve.
Of course, we could be wrong, so stay tuned. µ
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