According to sources, AMD will be launching the Ryzen 4000 desktop processors (codenamed Vermeer) in the first half of Q4. That’s October if all goes well. Based on the Zen 3 core architecture, the next-gen Ryzen CPUs are expected to bring massive IPC improvements along with a healthy lift in operating clocks, resulting in markedly higher gaming performance.
While both the consumer-grade Ryzen 4000 and Datacenter chips (Epyc Milan) will be announced simultaneously, the latter will ship towards the latter half of the fourth quarter. Vermeer should be available in stores just before the holiday season, essentially leaving the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles a generation behind.
Although there are a ton of issues that might delay the effective launch, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the US-China trade war, the US protests, etc, AMD has apparently planned to go-ahead with this release schedule regardless.
AMD is betting big on its Milan server CPUs with a target of 10%+ stake in the market by the year’s end. Vermeer will only solidify the company’s position in the mainstream market after the shaky launch of Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-S lineup.
Lastly, there’s also word on the street that Navi 2x including Big Navi will land in Q4 as well, but we weren’t able to confirm a specific date. Like the preceding Navi 10 parts, these GPUs will also support PCIe 4.0 and boast the newer RDNA 2 design. You can expect hardware-level ray-tracing, AI-based upscaling and much more with RTG’s latest products.