As it was rumored earlier, AMD will present its Zen3 series of processors and Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards in October. The manufacturer has officially announced this. Zen3 will be revealed on Thursday, October 8, while Big Navi Radeon RX 6000 will follow on Wednesday, October 28.
AMD director Lisa Su shared a video of the company saying Zen3 is coming October 8. In addition, the Twitter account of AMD’s Radeon division posted a video showing the date for October 28 for the RX 6000 series of video cards.
“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,” AMD said.
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) September 9, 2020
The processor designer had previously announced that the Zen3 processors would be released this year, but this is the first time that AMD has set a date for the presentation. Zen3 architecture is made on a 7nm process from TSMC. The exact node is not yet known.
The RX 6000 cards, which AMD previously also referred to as Big Navi, were already known to arrive this year. AMD has yet to disclose concrete specifications for its upcoming RDNA 2 graphics cards, although the company claimed in March that performance per watt will be improved by 50 percent over the current generation of Navi GPUs.
In June, however, AMD’s chief financial officer stated that the upcoming Big Navi graphics cards will be “the first RDNA 2 products.” This suggests that these video cards will be released earlier than the next-gen consoles, which also use the RDNA 2 architecture.