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AMD adds 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper to 2019 roadmap

by Mark Tyson on 7 March 2019, 10:11

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In an AMD investors presentation yesterday a new roadmap was revealed. The full slide deck from the presentation is available here (PDF link). Much of it is a recap on AMD's progress and strategy but on page six you will find a slide entitled '2019 AMD Client Lineup' which fleshes out 2019 with regard to processor launches.

As you can see above, there are three significant launches going forward into 2019 that will maintain AMD's processor momentum. Very soon we expect the 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro Mobile processors to launch. It is expected that these processors will be closely related to the non-Pro models and thus be built upon the Zen+ microarchitecture with Vega graphics. Like previous Pro generations, the 2nd Gen Pro Mobile models should add security features, and offer greater reliability and manageability.

Next in the roadmap for 2019 we see that AMD has confirmed the 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors for "mid-year". These are very interesting to enthusiasts as they will come packing the Zen 2 microarchitecture fabbed at 7nm by TSMC. We recently saw a range of Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs listed by Singapore retailer, with pricing, but with AMD's restatement of a mid-summer launch I think that price list editor has just be 'having a laugh' by including that widely reported model name and pricing data.

At what appears to be a later time in 2019 the 3rd gen Threadripper processors will launch. These processors could feature up to 64-cores - matching the core counts of the 2nd Gen EPYC range. Sadly the 3rd gen Threadripper launch window is wide open, all that seems to be confirmed is we will see these in H2 2019.

AMD seemed quite excited that the EPYC server processors, codenamed Rome, are coming out in 2019 too.



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New desktop Ryzen can't come soon enough. I've got a lot of legs out of Sandy Bridge, first as a 2500, then upgraded to a 2700K, but I'm finally at a point where the CPU is unable to hit 60fps no matter the settings on more than a few games. I'm genuinely excited for it too, as the performance boost is going to be significant. I'm generally not a fan of upgrading the backbone (CPU/mobo/RAM) as the performance gain is non-existent in ‘real world’ stakes, especially considering the cost involved, it's always been way better to put in a new GPU. Being at a point where I'll get GPU-level gains from a CPU is kinda exciting!

Hopefully the pricing stays similar and I'll get some change out of 500 quid, although I reckon it'll end up closer to 600
Tunnah
New desktop Ryzen can't come soon enough. I've got a lot of legs out of Sandy Bridge, first as a 2500, then upgraded to a 2700K, but I'm finally at a point where the CPU is unable to hit 60fps no matter the settings on more than a few games. I'm genuinely excited for it too, as the performance boost is going to be significant. I'm generally not a fan of upgrading the backbone (CPU/mobo/RAM) as the performance gain is non-existent in ‘real world’ stakes, especially considering the cost involved, it's always been way better to put in a new GPU. Being at a point where I'll get GPU-level gains from a CPU is kinda exciting!

Hopefully the pricing stays similar and I'll get some change out of 500 quid, although I reckon it'll end up closer to 600
I'm kind in the same situation (2600k) but if you can't hit 60 fps no matter the settings, that is most likely a GPU issue.
GinoLatino
I'm kind in the same situation (2600k) but if you can't hit 60 fps no matter the settings, that is most likely a GPU issue.

I mean in the sense of, I can't hit 60fps no matter what settings I lower, which shows it's the CPU that's the bottleneck. As in, the game could look like donkey doodoo, and the resolution can be turned down, but the CPU side of the game's work is more than my chip can handle. My GPU is having a leisurely day, barely spinning up, while my CPU is breaking a hardcore sweat.
Tunnah
… while my CPU is breaking a hardcore sweat.

Poor CPU. It's In its retirement years and it's being pummeled into the ground :(
afiretruck
Poor CPU. It's In its retirement years and it's being pummeled into the ground :(

It's OK I pipe “Eye Of The Tiger” through the internal speaker. It's mostly beeping gibberish, but I think it gets it.