AMD RYZEN 4000 series processors will arrive in "early 2020", according to Team Red's boss Dr Lisa Su.
These will be 7-nanometre accelerated processing units (APUs) built on the Zen 2 architecture, rather than a new suite of chips based on next-gen fabrication or core architecture.
Dr Su confirmed such chips would pop up early next year in response to a question posed by VentureBeat in a recent earnings call, seemingly shaking up the usual vanilla play-it-safe answers execs give usually give during such calls
"We're also pretty excited as we go into 2020. You'll start to see our next-generation mobile products, as well, coming in early 2020. You'll see 7nm mobile chips that have yet to come to market. That's a pretty strong portfolio," AMD's chip doctor said, which would suggest such chips could be shown off at CES 2020.
Su noted that work on the next-generation Zen architecture is also underway, with chips based on Zen 3 set to pop up at some point next year.
"We're well underway with Zen 3 as a follow-on, as well, for 2020 — lots of product activity," said Su. "Even though 2019 was a big product year, I think 2020 will be an even larger product year for us."
Given AMD debuted the Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series, the Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT and likely has a third-generation Threadripper processor in the works that should arrive before the end of the year, 2019 has definitely been a busy one for Team Red.
And by bringing more chips to the market, we should hopefully see some more interesting desktop machines, as well as light laptops and hybrid 2-in-1s that aren't beholden to Intel processors or Nvidia graphics.
That being said, we still expect to see a whole slew of laptops and devices making use of Intel's Ice Lake 10nm processors as 2019 closes off and CES 2020 gets underway. µ
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