AMD Third-Generation 7nm Ryzen
AMD stole the show when CEO Lisa Su revealed the company's much-anticipated 7-nanometer client CPU, the third-generation Ryzen, during her Wednesday keynote. Su made it clear that the company is looking to challenge Intel's dominance in high-end PC gaming with the upcoming Ryzen. Like Intel's top gaming CPU, the Core i9-9900K, AMD's next flagship processor will come with eight cores and 16 threads. But during a live demonstration, Su showed that the third-generation Ryzen scored a higher benchmark test than the i9-9900K while using 30 percent less power.
Su said the third-generation Ryzen will launch in mid-2019, meaning that AMD will beat Intel in releasing its next-generation CPU by several months. The aggressive performance and launch plans for the processor, which will support PCIe 4.0, means that Intel will face fiercer competition from AMD than ever before.