AMD has initially promised that Ryzen 4000 desktop processors will be out at some stage in 2020, that the target date for the release of its next-gen RDNA 2 GPUs is 2020 end – which we guess October just about qualifies for (at least it’s in the final quarter). So this speculation does line up with what we have been told by AMD initially.
Indeed, on the CPU front, there is no huge rush to get Ryzen 4000 out of the door, having that Intel appears to be struggling to finalize and ship it’s next-gen Comet Lake processors, and Ryzen 3000 still retains dominant in the desktop platform.
Graphics cards might be a different matter, given that AMD has let Nvidia effectively rule the high-end roost for some time now, but given that we were initially anticipating a late November or even December release, at least this.
When by that time the word on the graphics grapevine is that Nvidia could be releasing its next-gen cards, together with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti assumingly coming before 2020 ends, with a purported 40% performance bump measured to the 2080 Ti. Which naturally would leave AMD with a challenge on its hands with the RDNA 2-powered cards…
AMD will launch its next-gen Ryzen 4000 desktop processors together with new Navi RDNA 2-powered graphics cards, also with both sets to go on sale by October 2020, according to further speculation.
A two-pronged simultaneous launch like this would certainly be a feat of timing and could enhance folks looking for a new PC (or revamping an existing one) to go all-in with both a new AMD CPU with GPU, or that would doubtless be the theory.
Of course, we should quickly remind you that this is only rumour, and what is more, it is theorizing in the presence of the current disruption caused by covid19 and who knows how it will help all that might play out as 2020 reviews (even if AMD, as well as Intel, has recently assured us that the crisis won’t affect CPU shipping and availability).
So we should treat this rumour very carefully, which arrives from an anonymous source who spoke to Wccftech, claiming that October is the target launch date for these next-gen processors and graphics cards. And also that Ryzen 4000 CPUs and Big Navi graphics cards will be held before release, theoretically with an August or September reveal coming before the products go on sale.