Thursday, January 12th 2017

AMD's Ryzen Chips to Launch Before March 2017's GDC

It would appear as if AMD has seemingly (and not purposely) given us some lights as to when their hotly anticipated Ryzen chips will hit the wild - and some of our wallets. While they haven't specifically given an exact date, the talk to be given by AMD at the annual Game Developer Conference (GDC) reads: "Join AMD Game Engineering team members for an introduction to the recently-launched AMD Ryzen CPU followed by advanced optimization topics". The "recently-launched tidbit is the most important, since it places Ryzen's launch necessarily before the end of GDC - which will happen between February 27th and March 3rd. AMD has, in the meantime, altered the original headline by cutting the "recently launched" tidbit altogether.
It would seem that GDC wouldn't be the best stage from where to announce AMD's upcoming star - they surely would want it to be a star of its own show, instead of competing for attention with all the news, events and announcements that are bound to come out during both GDC and the Mobile World Congress, which happens at the same week. As such, I believe we should take March 3rd as the end-date at which Ryzen has already been effectively launched, though I would expect AMD to host its own event even before February 27th. And with AMD's own Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's Computing and Graphics business, saying that AMD is done with paper launches, that would mean retail availability for AMD's Ryzen processors before that February 27th date.Source: GDC
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17 Comments on AMD's Ryzen Chips to Launch Before March 2017's GDC

#2
ratirt
TheLaughingMan said:
Feb 8th on my birthday works well for me.
Yeah Feb 8th is perfect i got mine 17th so i get all the specs and maybe some benchmarks before purchasing :D
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Dj-ElectriC
The best part about RYZEN's launch is that we won't have more "soon".
We got teased with this thing for years now... i kinda had enough of this
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#4
ratirt
Dj-ElectriC said:
The best part about RYZEN's launch is that we won't have more "soon".
We got teased with this thing for years now... i kinda had enough of this
Well I still want more and waiting very much with a lot of enthusiasm for the ZEN release. :D
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Dj-ElectriC said:
The best part about RYZEN's launch is that we won't have more "soon".
We got teased with this thing for years now... i kinda had enough of this
Yep it's been soon for what a year now? March is still a late release and this is getting old now.

This year's April fools joke will be amds release of ryzen.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Dj-ElectriC said:
The best part about RYZEN's launch is that we won't have more "soon".
We got teased with this thing for years now... i kinda had enough of this
Aye, but the teasing was necessary.
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64K
Frick said:
Aye, but the teasing was necessary.
Tech Foreplay.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
64K said:
Tech Foreplay.
Whatever makes the investors impregnate them with money. :laugh:
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#9
eidairaman1
Dj-ElectriC said:
The best part about RYZEN's launch is that we won't have more "soon".
We got teased with this thing for years now... i kinda had enough of this
It wasnt until recently we got an Official name Ryzen "Risen"
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#10
Firedrops
Member back when Zen was supposed to launch in Q1 2016? I member.
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#11
eidairaman1
Firedrops said:
Member back when Zen was supposed to launch in Q1 2016? I member.
So whered' you hear that genius?
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#12
ratirt
Firedrops said:
Member back when Zen was supposed to launch in Q1 2016? I member.
Yeah I'd like to see that too. 2016? did you get hit in the head or something?
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Firedrops
TheLaughingMan said:
Both post literally started with the word "rumors". Just because some people took a guess at when it was going to be released, doesn't mean they were right or had a real source. Unless AMD said it was to come out then, don't believe it.
Yeah but every tech site was echoing them, with supposed quotes from Lisa Su herself, if you actually bothered to read them.
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#17
mrthanhnguyen
AMD must do good with the Ryzen so I can buy Intel cheaper.
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