Intel has dominated the processor market for years, and AMD has been the perennial underdog. But with the launch of the Ryzen 3000 series, AMD did manage to beat them in performance. And beat them pretty handily. While Intel might still have more market share, AMD certainly has the mindshare. By moving to its 7nm Zen 2 architecture, Team Red achieved major performance improvements while consuming less power. This is even more impressive if you know that Intel has been still struggling with its 10nm architecture. AMD’s return to form has been a boon for PC enthusiasts and the processor industry.
So, it would not be stretch that a lot of people are excited to see what AMD is going to do next with the Zen 3 architecture with its 7nm+. AMD CFO Devinder Kumar has confirmed that they are on track to launch their next-gen Zen 3 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs in late 2020. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO also confirmed that Zen 3 is looking great in the labs. The new design of the Zen 3 CPUs will be a result of the 7nm EUV (extreme ultraviolet) lithography. This should result in a 20% increase in transistor density and less power consumption. This will also the chips to achieve higher clock speeds.
Overall, from what we have heard so far, Zen 3 looks to be a promising upgrade. And if you have been looking around for a new CPU, it might be more prudent to wait till the launch of the Zen 3. And according to Twitter user, @1usmus Zen 3 CPUs are going to release in October. He posted that AMD was not interested in providing additional performance for Zen 2 as the Zen 3 release is in October. We can only hope that he is right.
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