AMD Zen 2 & Ryzen 3000 launching at CES 2019?

AMD CES 2019 Keynote to launch Zen 2 - Gadget Boulevard

We are just about to end the first week of the year and we are expecting great things at next week’s CES 2019.

CES 2019, the world’s largest innovation event, will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas.

And one of the things that we’re looking forward to is the keynote address of AMD’s President & CEO, Dr. Lisa Su.

As it is rumored that she will be announcing AMD‘s newest 7nm CPUs and GPUs during her keynote address.

AMD Zen 2 Architecture

Speculation about the new 7nm CPUs has abound since last year and all points to the new Zen 2 architecture.

We’re expecting that the new Zen 2 will offer increase in instructions-per-clock performance and higher clock speeds. As this where Intel has the edge and most of the improvements are needed.

Increase in core count is a welcome addition but full utilization of all cores is still not fully realize. But software, games, and operating systems always do play catch up with innovation.

With Intel offering 6 core mainstream i7 and 8 core enthusiast i9 processors, it would be a folly for AMD not to do so.

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series

Rumors have already flooded and overclock3d.net reported a listing for Ryzen 3000 series processors have appeared on a russian retailer.

The new listings suggest entry level Ryzen 3 processors will have 6-cores and 12-threads with a TDP of 50W.

The Ryzen 5 however is suggested to come with 8-cores and 16-threads and will still have a 95W TDP.

While the Ryzen 7 lineup is expected to have 12-cores and 24-threads with a TDP of 105W for the unlocked version.

What surprised us from the rumored listing is the Ryzen 9 processor, an unlocked 16-core 32-thread processor at 125W TDP.

Hopefully all of these will be cleared up during AMD’s keynote next week at CES 2019.

The keynote will be on January 9th at 9AM PST in the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom. For more information about CES 2019, visit the Consumer Technology Association – https://www.ces.tech/

Gaming matters

In terms of gaming, the rumored Ryzen 3000 processors offers gamers the chance to buy high core count processors at reasonable prices.

As with Intel processors, high core count means you nearly ripped of your wallet just to get the core count you want.

With AMD offering higher core count plus higher clock speeds, Intel’s domination of the market will again be shaken.

And this results for more choices for gamers and much better value in terms of pricing.

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