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Report: AMD Ryzen 4000 Desktop CPUs Arriving in September Timeframe

AMD Ryzen 3000-series processor

AMD Ryzen 3000-series processor (Image credit: AMD)

AMD has already unveiled Ryzen 4000 APUs for laptops, and according to a DigiTimes report today citing "sources at motherboard makers," the Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs are also coming this year. On top of that exciting news, the publication also pointed to a release date for the other most anticipated CPU release this year. 

DigiTimes' sources claimed that AMD's original plan was to reveal Ryzen 4000-series (codename Vermeer) desktop processors at Computex 2020 in May. But Computex has been pushed to September, due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are murmurs that the Taiwanese show might even be cancelled this year, depending on how the pandemic progresses. Nevertheless, DigiTimes' sources claim that AMD will unleash its new army of Ryzen 4000-series chips after August or September.

Vermeer is rumored to take advantage of AMD's next-generation Zen 3 microarchitecture. Given AMD's relationship with TSMC, the chipmaker will likely continue to leverage the foundry's production capabilities for these chips, except this time around, AMD could exploit TSMC's enhanced 7nm process node.

It's not confirmed yet, but we expect the new 7nm chips to slot perfectly into the existing AM4 CPU socket. As it stands, Vermeer will usher in the new 600-series chipsets but should be compatible with prior chipsets. Logically, some features will not be available.

Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake Desktop Release Date

In other news, DigiTimes' sources also said that Intel will finally announce its 10th Generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors and corresponding 400-series chipsets "at the end of April." The date falls in line with a previous claim suggesting April 30 as the potential Comet Lake launch day.

Motherboard deployment will reportedly carry out in in two phases. The high-end Z490 motherboards are scheduled to arrive in the middle of May, while the budget-oriented H470 and B460 motherboards won't land until the end of May, DigiTimes said. 

  • tiggers97
    This is certainly good news, as it's a month or two earlier than the rumoured October announcement. Makes waiting to scratch that upgrade itch a little more tolerable.
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  • King_V
    I'm trying to convince myself to hold out for AM4's successor.
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  • Soaptrail
    Isn't Intel supposed to have a Comet Lake successor later this year? Not that I am holding my breath!
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  • JayNor
    Anandtech reported that AMD clarified in the FAD that EUV is not necessarily being used in the coming product.

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15589/amd-clarifies-comments-on-7nm-7nm-for-future-products-euv-not-specified
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  • cryoburner
    tiggers97 said:
    This is certainly good news, as it's a month or two earlier than the rumoured October announcement. Makes waiting to scratch that upgrade itch a little more tolerable.
    It could be that they will announce the lineup in September, with the processors not coming until later. The 3000-series was shown off in late May of last year, at which point they announced its July 7 release date.

    Soaptrail said:
    Isn't Intel supposed to have a Comet Lake successor later this year? Not that I am holding my breath!
    I'm really thinking that's a no. Probably not until Q2 of next year, at the earliest, as that's what most rumors have pointed toward.

    JayNor said:
    Anandtech reported that AMD clarified in the FAD that EUV is not necessarily being used in the coming product.
    Not necessarily, but not necessarily not either. What a great clarification. : P
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  • corncob_say
    JayNor said:
    Anandtech reported that AMD clarified in the FAD that EUV is not necessarily being used in the coming product.

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15589/amd-clarifies-comments-on-7nm-7nm-for-future-products-euv-not-specified
    Next node improvements are global foundries move from .14 to .12 for the chip controlLer.
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  • corncob_say
    io gets refined at .12
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14525/amd-zen-2-microarchitecture-analysis-ryzen-3000-and-epyc-rome
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  • randomizer
    I'm not sure my machine will last until September.
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  • msroadkill612
    randomizer said:
    I'm not sure my machine will last until September.
    You can buy your ~ideal rig, & use a $85 3200g (or used APU for even less) as a place keeper.
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  • Makaveli
    King_V said:
    I'm trying to convince myself to hold out for AM4's successor.

    Zen 4 probably won't be out until like Q4 2021 so you have quite a wait.

    And for me i'm kinda curious about the 600 series chipset. I wonder if you will be able to clock the IF higher and if the chipset will be passively cooled.
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