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Upcoming Hardware Launches 2021 (Updated Oct 2021)

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Introduction

In this article, which our team will regularly update, we will maintain a growing list of information pertaining to upcoming hardware releases based on leaks and official announcements as we spot them. There will obviously be a ton of rumors on unreleased hardware, and it is our goal to—based on our years of industry experience—exclude the crazy ones. In addition to these upcoming hardware release news, we will regularly adjust the structure of this article to better organize information. Each time an important change is made to this article, it will re-appear on our front page with a "new" banner, and the additions will be documented in the forum comments thread. This article will not leak information we signed an NDA for.

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Last Update (Oct 20th):
Older Updates
  • Aug 20th: Updated AMD Zen 3+, Updated AMD Zen 4, Updated Intel Alder Lake, Updated Intel Raptor Lake, Updated Zen 3 Threadripper 5000, Updated Intel Ponte Vecchio, Updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, Added AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT, Updated AMD RDNA3, Updated NVIDIA Hopper, Updated NVIDIA Ada Lovelace, Updated Intel DG2 Discrete GPU, Added upcoming Intel GPU architectures: Battlemage, Celestial and Druid, Updated DDR5 memory, Added Thunderbolt 5, Updated Intel 7 nm / Intel 4, Added Intel 3 and Intel 20A, Removed launched products: AMD Ryzen 5000G Cezanne, AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, Removed Intel Jupiter Sound which seems cancelled in favor of other GPU products
  • Jul 9th: Updated Intel Alder Lake, Updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, Added Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT, Updated AMD Radeon RX 6600 / RX 6600 XT, Updated AMD Radeon Instinct MI200, Updated Intel DG2 Discrete GPU, Updated Intel Ponte Vecchio, Added Intel Z690 Chipset, Added Intel B660 & H610 Chipsets, Added Intel W790 Chipsets, Updated TSMC 3 nanometer tech, Updated Samsung 5 nanometer tech, Updated Samsung 3 nanometer tech, Updated PCI Express 5.0
  • Jun 14th: Updated AMD Cezanne Ryzen 5000G, Updated AMD Zen 3+, Updated AMD Zen 4, Updated AMD Zen 5, Updated Intel Alder Lake, Added Intel Raptor Lake, Updated Intel Meteor Lake, Updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, Added AMD Radeon RX 6600 / RX 6600 XT, Added AMD Radeon RX 6400 Series, Updated AMD Radeon Instinct MI200, Updated AMD RDNA3, Updated Intel DG2, Updated HBM3 Memory, Updated TSMC 4 nanometer, Added TSMC 1-nanometer, Updated Samsung 5 nanometer, Updated Micron 176-layer NAND, Updated Toshiba/WD PLC NAND Flash, Updated Samsung 176-layer NAND, Removed launched products: RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti, RX 6700 XT, RX 6000 Mobile, Radeon Pro W6800, X570S chipset, Micron 128-layer NAND flash
  • May 10th: Added AMD Zen 3+ / Rembrandt APUs, Updated AMD Zen 5, Updated Intel Alder Lake, Updated Intel Jasper Lake, Updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, Updated NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti, Updated NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti, Updated AMD RDNA3, Added AMD Radeon Pro W6800, Updated Intel DG2, Updated Intel Ponte Vecchio
  • Apr 12th: Added AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs for Desktop (Cezanne), Updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, Updated Zen 3 Threadripper 5000, Updated Intel Meteor Lake, Updated Radeon RX 6800 Mobile, Updated NVIDIA RTX 3050 / 3050 Ti, Updated NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti, Updated NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti, Updated Intel Ponte Vecchio, Added AMD X570S Chipset, Updated DDR5 System Memory, Updated TSMC 4 nanometer, Removed launched products: AMD Zen 3 Server Milan, Intel Ice Lake Server, Intel Rocket Lake, RX 6700 XT, Intel 500 Series chipsets, Removed cancelled products: Intel Core i9-10990XE, Radeon RX 5000 variants
  • Mar 9th: updated AMD Zen 3 Server / Milan, updated AMD Zen 4, updated Intel Rocket Lake, updated Intel Alder Lake, added Intel Lunar Lake, updated RTX 3080 Ti, updated AMD Radeon RX 6700 & RX 6700 XT, added AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Mobile, added AMD Mining GPUs, added Radeon Instinct MI200, updated Intel DG2, updated Intel Ponte Vecchio, updated DDR5 Memory, updated TSMC 3 nanometer, updated Toshiba 162-Layer NAND Flash, removed launched products: AMD Cézanne Zen 3 APUs / Ryzen 5000, and NVIDIA RTX 3060;
  • Feb 9th: updated AMD Zen 3 Milan EPYC Server, updated AMD Zen 4, updated Intel Alder Lake, updated Intel Ice Lake Server, updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, updated NVIDIA RTX 3060, updated NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti, updated AMD RX 6700 Series, added AMD Navi 31, updated Intel Ponte Vecchio, updated Intel 7 nanometer process, removed launched RTX 3000 Mobile;
  • Jan 7th: updated Intel Rocket Lake, updated AMD Cezanne, Added AMD Zen 3 Threadripper, updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, updated AMD RX 6700 Series, updated Intel DG2 discrete GPU, added NVIDIA RTX 3050 / 3050 Ti, updated NVIDIA RTX 3060, added NVIDIA RTX 3070 SUPER and RTX 3080 SUPER, updated NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti, updated NVIDIA Ampere Mobile, added NVIDIA Ada Lovelace, updated Intel 500 Series chipsets, updated DDR5 system memory, added TSMC 3 nanometer+ process, removed cancelled AMD 600 Series Zen 3 chipsets;
  • Dec 16th: updated AMD Cezanne and Lucienne, added AMD Zen 3 EPYC "Milan", updated Intel Rocket Lake, updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, updated Intel Ice Lake Server, updated Intel Ponte Vecchio, added NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti, updated NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti, updated NVIDIA Ampere Mobile, updated AMD RX 6700 & 6700 XT, added Hynix 176-layer NAND, updated TSMC 3 nanometer, removed launched products: RTX 3060 Ti and GDDR6X graphics memory;
  • Nov 19th: updated AMD Zen 4, updated NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti, updated NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti, updated AMD RDNA3, added Micron 176 Layer NAND flash, updated PCI-Express 6.0, updated TSMC 2-nanometer process, removed launched products: AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop / Zen 3, Big Navi / Navi 21 / Radeon RX 6800 XT and 6900 XT, AMD CDNA;
  • Nov 3rd: updated Intel Rocket Lake, updated AMD Big Navi / Radeon RX 6800 and 6900 Series, added AMD Radeon RX 6700 Series, updated NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti, added NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti, updated Ampere GeForce with more VRAM, added Intel DG2 Discrete GPU, updated Samsung 5 nanometer process, removed launched NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and Intel Xe Discrete Graphics;
  • Oct 19th: added AMD Lucienne APU, updated AMD Cézanne / Ryzen 5000 APU, updated AMD Ryzen 5000, updated Intel Alder Lake, updated Intel Ice Lake Server, added Intel Grand Ridge, updated Intel Meteor Lake, updated Intel Jasper Lake, updated AMD Big Navi, updated AMD RDNA2, updated NVIDIA RTX 3070, added NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti, added NVIDIA Ampere Mobile, added AMD Radeon RX 6500, updated AMD Radeon RX 5300 XT, updated Intel Xe Graphics, updated AMD CDNA / CDNA2, updated Intel 500-Series chipsets, updated HBM2E memory, added HBMNext memory, updated DDR5 memory, updated TSMC 5 nanometer, 4 nanometer, 3 nanometer, 2 nanometer; removed launched Intel Comet Lake KA, Tiger Lake, NVIDIA RTX 3080 / 3090, Ampere, MX450;
  • Jul 29th: updated AMD Zen 3, updated AMD Cezanne APU, added Intel Comet Lake KA Series, updated Intel Tiger Lake, updated Intel Rocket Lake, updated Intel Ice Lake Server, updated Intel Alder Lake, updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, updated NVIDIA Ampere, added NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / RTX 3070 Ti, updated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / RTX 3080 Ti / RTX 3090, updated Intel Xe Graphics, updated AMD CDNA Graphics and merged it with AMD Arcturus and MI-NEXT; updated Intel Ponte Vecchio, added Zhaoxin Discrete GPU, updated AMD A520 chipset, updated DDR5 system memory, updated HBM2E memory, updated Samsung 5 nanometer process, updated Intel 7 nanometer process, added TSMC 4 nanometer process, removed launched Ryzen XT "Matisse Refresh", Ryzen 4000G "Renoir" desktop APUs, Intel Lakefield, Intel Cooper Lake, Navi 12;
  • Jun 9th: added AMD Ryzen 3000 XT, updated AMD Zen 3, added AMD Zen 5, updated AMD Renoir Desktop APU, updated Intel Tremont, updated Intel Alder Lake, added Intel Jasper Lake, updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, updated Intel Meteor Lake, added Intel Ice Lake-X (Server) and removed Ice Lake (desktop/mobile); added Intel Elkhart Lake, updated NVIDIA Ampere, added NVIDIA RTX 3080 / RTX 3080 Ti / RTX 3090, updated AMD Big Navi, added AMD RX 5600M / RX 5700M, updated AMD RDNA2, updated AMD Radeon RX 5300 XT, added GDDR6X Graphics Memory, updated Intel Xe Graphics, updated AMD B550 / A520 chipset, added TSMC 5 nanometer+, updated TSMC 2 nanometer, updated Samsung 5 nanometer, added Intel 144-layer NAND Flash, removed launched products AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & Ryzen 3 3300X, Intel Comet Lake 10th Gen, Intel 400 Series chipsets; removed RTX 2080 Ti Super, which definitely isn't going to launch now that Ampere has been detailed.
  • Apr 27th: added AMD Renoir for Desktop, added AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X, added AMD Zen 3 Cézanne APU, updated AMD Zen 3, updated Intel Comet Lake, updated Intel Alder Lake, updated AMD Arcturus, added NVIDIA GeForce MX450, updated Intel 400 Series Chipsets, added AMD 600-Series Zen 3 chipsets, updated Hynix 128-layer flash, added Samsung 160-layer flash, updated TSMC 3-nanometer Process, added TSMC 2-nanometer Process, added Samsung 3-nanometer process;
  • Apr 6th: updated Intel Comet Lake, updated Intel Lakefield, updated Intel Rocket Lake, added RTX 2060 Super Mobile, updated AMD RDNA2 graphics architecture, added Intel 500-Series chipsets, updated DDR5 system memory, updated TSMC 5 nm process, removed launched Athlon 3000 Mobile and Ryzen 4000 APUs / Renoir;
  • Mar 12th: updated AMD Zen 3 and Zen 4, updated Intel Comet Lake, added Intel Alder Lake, updated VIA CenTaur, updated AMD RDNA2, added AMD RDNA3, added AMD CDNA and CDNA2, updated NVIDIA Ampere, updated Intel Xe Graphics, updated B550 chipset, updated DDR5 memory, updated PCI-Express 6.0, removed launched Threadripper 3990X;
  • Feb 12th: updated Intel Comet Lake, updated Intel Lakefield, updated Intel Tiger Lake, updated AMD Renoir APU, updated VIA Centaur / Zhaoxin KaiXian, separated AMD Arcturus and AMD RDNA2 into two separate sections since Arcturus is based on Vega; updated NVIDIA Ampere, updated AMD Big Navi, updated Intel Xe, updated Intel 400-Series chipsets, updated DDR5 memory, updated Toshiba 128-layer NAND flash, removed launched RX 5600 / RX 5600 XT;
  • Jan 14th: updated AMD Zen 3, updated AMD Zen 4, updated AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 APU, updated AMD Threadripper 3990X, added AMD Athlon 3000 Mobile SOC, added Intel Core i9-10990XE, updated Intel Comet Lake, updated Intel Tiger Lake, updated VIA Centaur, updated Intel Xe Discrete Graphics, added NVIDIA Ampere, added AMD Radeon RX 5600 / RX 5600 XT, updated AMD Navi 12, added AMD Big Navi, updated AMD B550 / A520 chipsets, updated Hynix 4D NAND, updated DDR5 system memory, updated TSMC 3 nanometer process, removed launched RX 5500 / 5500 XT, new AMD Threadripper chipsets;

Processors

AMD Lucienne Zen 2 APUs / Ryzen 5000

AMD Zen 3 Threadripper "Genesis Peak" [updated]

AMD Zen 3+ / Rembrandt APUs / Ryzen 6000 Series [updated]

AMD Zen 4 / Ryzen 7000 Series [updated]

AMD Zen 5 / Ryzen 8000 Series

Intel Willow Cove and Golden Cove Cores

Intel Alder Lake [updated]

Intel Raptor Lake

Intel Sapphire Rapids

Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT [updated]

Intel Grand Ridge

Intel Elkhart Lake

Intel Meteor Lake

Intel Jasper Lake

Intel Lunar Lake

Intel Granite Rapids

VIA CenTaur / Zhaoxin KaiXian

Graphics / GPUs

NVIDIA RTX 3050 / RTX 3050 Ti

NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ultra

NVIDIA RTX 3060 Super, RTX 3070 Super / RTX 3080 Super / RTX 3090 Super [updated]

NVIDIA Ampere Refresh

NVIDIA Hopper

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace

AMD Radeon RX 6500

AMD Radeon RX 6400

AMD Mining GPUs [updated]

AMD Radeon Instinct MI200

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT

AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT

AMD RDNA 3

Intel DG2 discrete GPU [updated]

Intel Battlemage Architecture

Intel Celestial Architecture

Intel Druid Architecture

Intel Ponte Vecchio

Zhaoxin Discrete GPU

Chipsets

Intel Z690 [updated]

Intel B660 & H610

Intel W790

Memory

DDR5 System Memory [updated]

HBM2E Graphics Memory

HBM3 Graphics Memory [updated]

HBMNext Memory

Silicon Fabrication Tech

TSMC 6 nanometer

TSMC 5 nanometer

TSMC 5 nanometer+

TSMC 4 nanometer

TSMC 3 nanometer

TSMC 3 nanometer+

TSMC 2 nanometer

TSMC 1 nanometer

Samsung 6 nanometer

Samsung 5 nanometer

Samsung 3 nanometer [updated]

Samsung 2 nanometer [added]

Intel 7 nanometer / "Intel 4"

Intel 3

Intel 20A

Other

PCI-Express 5.0 SSDs [added]

Hynix 4D NAND

Toshiba/WD 5-Bit-per-Cell NAND Flash (PLC)

Toshiba XL-Flash

Micron 176-layer 3D NAND Flash

Hynix 176-layer 3D NAND Flash

Toshiba 128-layer 3D NAND Flash

Toshiba 162-layer 3D NAND Flash

Intel 144-layer 3D NAND Flash

SK Hynix 128-layer 3D NAND Flash

Samsung 176-layer 3D NAND Flash

Intel CXL Interconnect [updated]

PCI-Express 5.0

PCI-Express 6.0 [updated]

USB 4.0

Thunderbolt 5

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