For those looking at their next upgrade, both AMD and Intel have made announcements recently and there's a lot of big stuff coming.
On the AMD side, they've officially announce the starting line-up of the Zen 2 core units that make up the Ryzen 3 series processors. To go along with this will be the new X570 chipset for the AM4 socket which supports PCIe 4.0. Here's the specs they've given out:
- Ryzen™ 9 3900X - 12 cores/24 threads, 105W TDP, 3.8ghz base/4.6ghz boost, price around $499
- Ryzen™ 7 3800X - 8 cores/16 threads, 105W TDP, 3.9ghz base/4.5ghz boost, price around $399
- Ryzen™ 7 3700X - 8 cores/16 threads, 65W TDP, 3.6ghz base/4.4ghz boost, price around $329
- Ryzen™ 5 3600X - 6 cores/12 threads, 95W TDP, 3.8ghz base/4.4ghz boost, price around $249
- Ryzen™ 5 3600 - 6 cores/12 threads, 65W TDP, 3.6ghz base/4.2ghz boost, price around $199
All of which are expected to release on July 7th, so we're seeing 7nm on 7/7 which is mildly amusing.
They've also announced their new 7nm GPU architecture "RDNA" to replace GCN, with a claim of up to "1.25x" better performance-per-clock and "1.5x" higher performance-per-watt over GCN. RDNA is what will be powering their new AMD Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards and they've said these new graphics cards will also be available in July.
You can find the full AMD summary here.
On the Intel front, they also had something to tease recently although nothing as major yet since they haven't done their keynote (which is tomorrow). Intel teased the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS, a "special edition" processor with 8 cores all running at 5.0 GHz while in turbo with a base of 4GHz. They said it will be shipping this year too.
You can see Intel's summary here.