AMD Announces Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 and Radeon Navi RX 5000 GPU
May 26, 2019 - Computex
At Computex 2019, AMD announced its highly anticipated new Zen 2 computer processors and new Navi graphics processing units.
According to Lisa Su, AMD CEO, all five new Zen 2 processors will support the new PCIe 4.0 and officially launching on July 7, 2019 or 7/7. Along with the usual Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors, AMD unveiled its new Ryzen 9 processor tier featuring a 12 Core/ 24 Thread Ryzen 9 3900X processor. All of AMD’s 3rd Generation Ryzen CPUs will still be using the AM4 platform and will be backwards compatible with older motherboards. The most notable features of the Zen 2 are the increase in IPC performance, 2x cache size and 2x floating point
AMD introduced its next generation of Radeon gaming architecture as RDNA. Their first Navi GPU will be the Radeon RX 5000 series Family designed for max gaming performance and efficiency with 1.25x performance per clock and 1.5X performance per watt vs the previous GCN architecture. The new RX 5000 graphics card will be using DDR6 and supports PCIe 4.0. AMD will be launching its Radeon RX 5700 series designed to compete against the Nvidia RTX 2070 in July 2019.
For the complete AMD Computex 2019 Keynote, watch the video here: