Highly anticipated: AMD boss Dr. Lisa Su has reiterated that Zen Three is on observe to launch later this yr, including that the structure is “looking great in the labs.” There had been rumors that the brand new CPUs wouldn’t arrive till 2021, however that is the second time the corporate has assured followers they’ll be right here inside the subsequent 5 months.
Fears that we wouldn’t see Zen Three in 2020 have been already gathering due to the Covid-19 disaster, which has delayed a number of product launches. It was beginning to seem like the rumors have been true when DigiTimes revealed a report stating that the Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs wouldn’t get right here till subsequent yr, allegedly as a result of the present 3000 collection was performing so nicely towards Intel’s choices. Additionally, the launch of the 3000XT collection was thought-about extra proof of a 2021 Zen Three launch.
AMD shortly refuted the report, calling rumors of the delay “inaccurate.” Yesterday, in a video celebrating the primary anniversary of the Third-gen Ryzen processors and Radeon 5000 collection, in addition to the launch of the 3000XT CPUs, Su as soon as once more confirmed that Zen Three was on observe for a 2020 launch.
— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) July 7, 2020
We lately heard that Ryzen 4000 desktop processors, codenamed Vermeer, are about to enter mass manufacturing. The chips are rumored to boast large IPC (directions per clock) positive aspects over their predecessors, which means some customers may maintain off shopping for present 3000-series CPUs in favor of Zen 3, regardless of AMD providing a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as an incentive for consumers of sure Zen 2 chips.
Su additionally mentions the brand new 3000XT chips within the video. We have been removed from impressed by the tiny efficiency enhancements supplied by the three processors, advising consumers to go for the cheaper non-XT 3000-series as a substitute, or you possibly can all the time watch for Zen 3.