Upcoming Hardware Launches 2021 (Updated Jan 2021) 193

Upcoming Hardware Launches 2021 (Updated Jan 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 (Jan 7th):
Older Updates
  • 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;
  • Dec 2nd: updated AMD Zen 3, added AMD Threadripper 3990X, updated AMD Renoir 3rd Gen APU, updated Intel Tiger Lake, updated Intel Comet Lake, updated Intel Rocket Lake, updated Intel Tremont, updated Intel Cooper Lake, added VIA CenTaur processor, added NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Super, added NVIDIA Hopper GPU architecture, updated Intel Xe Graphics, added Intel Ponte Vecchio GPU, added Radeon RX 5300 XT, updated Radeon RX 5500, updated AMD Arcturus / RNDA2, updated TSMC 5 nanometer, added TSMC 3 nanometer, removed launched products: additional AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors, Intel Cascade Lake, Cascade Lake-X, Threadripper 3rd Gen, Intel 9900KS, GTX 1660 Super, GTX 1650 Super;
  • Oct 18th: added Ryzen 7 3750X, Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X, updated Threadripper 3rd Generation, updated AMD Zen 3 and Zen 4, updated Intel Core i9-9900KS, updated Intel Ice Lake, updated Intel Cascade Lake-X and marked as released; updated Intel Tiger Lake, updated Intel Sapphire Rapids, added Intel Rocket Lake, added Intel Meteor Lake, updated Intel Xe, Added NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super, updated NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti, added Radeon RX 5500 / Navi 14, added AMD Radeon RX 5300 XT, updated AMD Navi 12, added AMD B550A chipset, updated AMD B550 chipset, updated Intel 400 Series chipsets, updated AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen chipsets, added Micron 128-layer NAND flash, added TSMC N7+ EUV, updated TSMC N6 and TSMC N5;
  • Sep 4th: updated Intel Comet Lake, Tiger Lake and Cooper Lake, added AMD Ryzen 3500, updated Threadripper 3rd Gen, added AMD Renoir 3rd generation APU, added Intel Tremont, updated AMD Zen 3 and Zen 4, added AMD Navi 12 / RX 5800, added Threadripper 3rd Gen chipsets TRX40, TRX80, WRX80; added Ryzen 3000 B550 and A520 chipsets, updated HBM2e memory, added Toshiba 5-bit-per-cell NAND Flash (PLC), updated Toshiba XLFlash, added Hynix 128-layer NAND flash, added PCI-Express 6.0, marked USB 4.0 as "released" and updated some info; removed AMD Z490 and X499, which never materialized; removed GeForce RTX 2070 Ti, which looks like it really was a typo considering RTX 2070 Super has been released in the meantime; removed GeForce RTX 2050, which seems to have been scrapped in favor of GTX 1660 / 1660 Ti; removed older, launched products: AMD Ryzen 50th Anniversary, AMD Ryzen 3000 Matisse and Picasso, Intel 28-core i9-9990XE, RX 5700 Navi, X570, PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs, PCI-Express 4.0;
  • Jun 14th: updated AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000 and AMD Picasso APUs, added Intel 9900KS, Intel Tiger Lake, Intel Sapphire Rapids, Intel Granite Lake; updated Intel Ice Lake, updated AMD Navi / Radeon RX 5700 Series and AMD Arcturus / RDNA 2; added NVIDIA SUPER, updated Intel Xe Graphics, added AMD X570, Intel X499 / X299G, Intel 400 and Intel 495 chipsets; added TSMC 6 nanometer and Intel 7 nanometer processes, updated PCI-Express 5.0, added PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs, added USB 4.0, AMD Ryzen 50th Anniversary is launched now; removed older, launched products: GeForce GTX 1650, GTX 1660; removed NVIDIA Volta and Ampere;
  • Apr 29th: added AMD Ryzen 50th Anniversary, added AMD Ryzen 3000 APUs (Picasso), added AMD Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2), updated AMD Zen 3, updated Intel Ice Lake, updated Intel Comet Lake, updated Intel Cascade Lake, which has released; added Intel Cascade Lake-X, updated AMD Navi, added GeForce GTX 1650 Ti—GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 have launched; updated Intel Xe, updated AMD X570 chipset, added HBM2e memory, added Intel CXL interconnect, added Toshiba 128-layer 3D NAND, added TSMC 5 nanometer, Samsung 5 nanometer, Samsung 6 nanometer; removed older, launched products: Intel 9th gen Core KF, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Turing Mobile, Radeon VII, Vega 20;
  • Feb 26th: updated AMD Navi, updated AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000, added AMD X570 chipset, updated Intel discrete GPU, updated Intel 28-core HEDT platform, updated AMD Z490 chipset, Radeon VII and GTX 1660 Ti, RTX 20-Series Mobility—Intel 9th Gen Core KF are launched now; removed older launched products: Ryzen 3000U APUs, GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5X, GTX 2060, Intel B365 Express Chipset;
  • Jan 17th: removed "new Ryzen 2000 models" as these were launched as OEM-only, added Ryzen 3000U Series APUs, updated AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000, updated Intel Core "KF" SKUs, added Intel "Lakefield" heterogenous processor, added Intel Willow Cove and Golden Cove Cores, added NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and TU116—RTX 2060 and GTX 1060 GDDR5X are now launched; updated RTX 2060, updated RTX 2050, updated NVIDIA RTX Turing Mobile, added AMD Radeon VII, removed launched Polaris 30 / RX 590;
  • Dec 19th: updated Intel Ice Lake with information about "Sunny Cove" CPU cores and Gen11 iGPU, added Intel Willow Cove and Golden Cove CPU core early information, added Intel XE Discrete Graphics, added price and info for 28-core Intel Xeon W-3175X, added Intel 9th gen Core KF SKUs, added Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 3000U series mobile APUs, added first info about Ryzen 3000 from AMD Korea campaign, updated Zen 2 with client-segment Ryzen 3000-series probable launch dates, added Intel B365 Express chipset, updated NVIDIA RTX 2060;
  • Nov 29th: added Intel Comet Lake, added NVIDIA GTX 1060 GDDR5X, added Intel Jupiter Sound, updated AMD Zen 2, updated Intel Arctic Sound, updated Intel Cascade Lake, updated DDR5 system memory, updated desktop Ryzen 2000 models: OEM only—Polaris 30 / RX 590 have been launched; removed launched QLC NAND flash, SSDs are in the market now from Samsung and Crucial;
  • Nov 5th: updated Zen 2, added Zen 4, updated RTX 2070 Ti, updated Polaris 30 / RX 590, added Radeon MI-NEXT, updated PCIe 4.0, removed launched products: Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation, Intel Whiskey Lake, Skylake-X Refresh, GeForce 20 Turing, Intel Z390, GDDR6 graphics memory;
  • Oct 17th: added Threadripper 2970WX and 2920 WX launch info, removed AMD B450, Whiskey Lake launched as "Coffee Lake Refresh", removed Bay Trail Refresh, updated Intel 28-core SKL-X XCC, updated Intel Ice Lake, updated AMD Zen 2—NVIDIA Turing / GeForce 20 is launched; added GeForce RTX 2070 Ti, added GeForce 2060 and 2050, added NVIDIA Turing Mobile, updated NVIDIA Volta, updated AMD Vega 20, added AMD Polaris 30, added AMD Arcturus, GDDR6 launched with GeForce 20, QLC now launched with the introduction of first SSDs; added AMD X499 chipset, added Intel Intel Z399 chipset, updated Intel discrete GPU;
  • Aug 16th: cleanup of launched products, added Intel Whiskey Lake, Cooper Lake, Cascade Lake, X599, updated Intel Cannon Lake, Ice Lake, 28-core HEDT platform, updated AMD Ryzen 2000 new models, AMD Zen 2, added NVIDIA GeForce GTX 20-series, updated NVIDIA Turing, updated Intel Discrete GPU, updated GDDR6, added SK Hynix 4D NAND, Toshiba XL-FLASH;
  • July 17th: expanded AMD Ryzen Threadripper II series, added new Ryzen 2000 models, added Intel Bay Trail platform processor lineup expansion, added New Intel 28-core HEDT platform derived from LGA3467, updated Intel Z390, added AMD Vega 20, added GeForce 11-series, added info on Samsung LPDDR5 DRAM, expanded on GDDR6; cleanup of launched products: AMD Zen+, Intel i7-8086K and NVIDIA GTX 1050 3 GB, AMD 400 and Intel 300 chipsets;
  • May 24th: updated AMD Zen 2, Zen+ second wave, Threadripper 2nd Gen, added GDDR6 info for NVIDIA, added AMD B450 chipset, added QLC NAND flash, added NVIDIA GTX 1050 3 GB, updated NVIDIA Turing, updated Intel Cannon Lake, updated Intel Z390, updated DDR5;
  • April 26: cleanup of launched products: Zen+, Intel Q1 Coffee Lake models and AMD 400 Series chipsets; added Intel Core i7-8086K, Cannon Lake and Ice Lake, added AMD Z490 chipset info, added Intel Z390 and X399 chipsets;
  • March 16: added specific Zen+ release date and more info on Ryzen 2600X; added first vendor names for new Coffee Lake motherboards. Intel confirmed fixes against Spectre/Meltdown for new Coffee Lake CPUs; more details on CFL Celeron/Pentium CPUs, AMD Dali APU, and NVIDIA Turing release date were added as well, fixed PCIe 4.0 release date typo;

Processors

AMD Lucienne Zen 2 APUs / Ryzen 5000

AMD Cézanne Zen 3 APUs / Ryzen 5000 [updated]

AMD Zen 3 Threadripper "Genesis Peak" [added]

AMD Zen 3 Server "Milan"

AMD Zen 4

AMD Zen 5

Intel Ice Lake Server

Intel Core i9-10990XE

Intel Rocket Lake [updated]

Intel Willow Cove and Golden Cove Cores

Intel Alder Lake

Intel Sapphire Rapids [updated]

Intel Grand Ridge

Intel Elkhart Lake

Intel Meteor Lake

Intel Jasper Lake

Intel Granite Rapids

VIA CenTaur / Zhaoxin KaiXian

Graphics / GPUs

NVIDIA RTX 3050 / RTX 3050 Ti [added]

NVIDIA RTX 3060 [updated]

NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ultra [added]

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Super / RTX 3080 Super [added]

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti

NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti [updated]

NVIDIA Ampere with more VRAM

NVIDIA RTX 3000 Mobile Ampere [updated]

NVIDIA Ampere Refresh

NVIDIA Hopper

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace [added]

AMD Radeon RX 5300 XT

AMD Radeon RX 5600M and RX 5700M

AMD Radeon RX 6700 & RX 6700 XT [updated]

AMD Radeon RX 6500

AMD RDNA 3

Intel DG2 discrete GPU [updated]

Intel Ponte Vecchio

Intel Jupiter Sound

Zhaoxin Discrete GPU

Chipsets

Intel 500 Series Chipsets [updated]

Memory

DDR5 System Memory [updated]

HBM2E Graphics Memory

HBM3 Graphics Memory

HBMNext Memory

Silicon Fabrication Tech

TSMC 7 nanometer+

TSMC 6 nanometer

TSMC 5 nanometer

TSMC 5 nanometer+

TSMC 4 nanometer

TSMC 3 nanometer

TSMC 3 nanometer+ [added]

TSMC 2 nanometer

Samsung 6 nanometer

Samsung 5 nanometer

Samsung 3 nanometer

Intel 7 nanometer

Other

Hynix 4D NAND

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

Toshiba XL-Flash

Micron 128-layer 3D NAND Flash

Micron 176-layer 3D NAND Flash

Hynix 176-layer 3D NAND Flash

Toshiba 128-layer 3D NAND Flash

Intel 144-layer 3D NAND Flash

SK Hynix 128-layer 3D NAND Flash

Samsung 160-layer 3D NAND Flash

Intel CXL Interconnect

PCI-Express 5.0

PCI-Express 6.0

USB 4.0

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