AMD Eyeing Up October 2020 Launch For Vermeer CPUs And Big Navi GPUs According To New Report

A new report from tech media outlet ChinaTimes suggests AMD is gearing up to launch its upcoming Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 Vermeer CPUs and RDNA 2 Radeon RX Big Navi GPUs by the end of early 2020.

The report notes early Q4 2020, implying an October launch for the next-gen CPUs and GPUs, although it’s unclear whether ChinaTimes is referring to an announcement or a proper launch on the retail market.

Previous rumors and reports all point to the same September-October launch window. The news also seems to align with the previous speculation that AMD would announce the Big Navi GPUs and Vermeer CPUs during its keynote at the rescheduled Computex expo at the end of September 2020. This would segway nicely into a retail launch a few weeks later in October.

Alongside AMD’s next-gen push, NVIDIA and Intel are expected to follow suit with their competing products. Intel is expected to launch the 14nm Rocket Lake-S CPUs to compete with the 7nm Ryzen 4000 Vermeer chips. Both series’ promise some substantial improvements, including brand new architectures, which make for an interesting tussle between the two CPU giants.

On the GPU front, NVIDIA is widely expected to launch its next-gen retail Ampere line in the months ahead, presumably retaining the GeForce RTX nomenclature with a 3000 series naming convention. AMD’s RDNA 2 Big Navi chips are expected to give NVIDIA’s RTX 3000-series a run for their money thanks to a focus on the high-end GPU market and ground-up redesign intended to provide AMD with the upper hand.

Early signs suggest NVIDIA will go first with an announcement at Gamescom 2020 in August in the same way it unveiled GeForce RTX 2000-series at the same event in 2018. If the latest speculation is on the money, AMD will follow suit in September, triggering a next-gen head-to-head between the two dominant GPU giants.