We’ve been waiting patiently with an ear to the ground for news on an AMD Ryzen CPU launch date, yet Team Red has remaining frustratingly quiet on the matter. However, a listing for a talk entitled ‘Optimizing for AMD Ryzen CPU (Presented by AMD)’ at GDC this year appears to have let slip a release window.
The talk at GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2017 is from two developer technology engineers at AMD, Ken Mitchell and Elliot. The event itself runs from February 27th through to March 3rd.
What’s so special about all of this, you may be asking? Tucked away in description of the conference it says “Join AMD Game Engineering team members for an introduction to the recently-launched AMD Ryzen CPU”. Recently launched, eh? From the sounds of it AMD is preparing to launch its next-generation Ryzen CPUs at some point before March 3rd.
It seems unlikely AMD is going to manage to shove anything out in time for January, we’d already see the pieces moving. With that in mind it looks as if the Ryzen CPU architecture is going to have arrive some point in February.
Along with this it looks as if AMD's refining is coming along strongly. When we first saw it last year the eight-core Zen processor was running at a relatively modest 3.0 GHz. Then at the New Horizon event in December it was clocked at 3.4 GHz, while the latest (and fourth) iteration is running at 3.6 GHz Base / 4.00 GHz. Not bad and then this is only set to improve between now the imminent launch.
With AMD's plans for Ryzen swiftly coming into focus, what are your own CPU upgrade plans? Do you intend to get a whole new build based around AMD's new architecture? Or are you sticking with Intel? Let us know!