Upcoming Hardware Launches 2019 (Updated) 102

Upcoming Hardware Launches 2019 (Updated)

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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 (26th Feb):
  • 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
Older Updates
  • Jan 17th: Removed "new Ryzen 2000 models"; 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 & 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 added 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.


AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000 [updated]

AMD Zen 3

AMD Zen 4

AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Intel 9th Gen Core KF SKUs [launched]

Intel "Lakefield" Heterogenous processor

  • Release Date: unknown
  • Uses 10 nanometer production process
  • A rendition of ARM big.LITTLE, but with Intel x86 cores
  • One large performance core combined with four low-power cores, and power-gating added to the mix
  • Big core is Sunny Cove based, small cores are Gracemont based
  • Integrated Gen11 iGPU
  • Fully integrated chipset and network interfaces
  • Package designed for PoP (package over package) setups with DRAM and NAND flash chips over Foverous packaging
  • Target devices include tablets and tablet+notebook convertibles
  • Project Athena is an industry-wide effort involving a dozen companies to develop the next step in powerful mobile computing, rivaling the Ultrabook development a decade ago

Intel Comet Lake

Intel Cannon Lake

Intel Cascade Lake

Intel Cooper Lake

Intel Ice Lake

Intel Willow Cove and Golden Cove Cores

New 28-core HEDT platform derived from LGA3467 [updated]

Graphics / GPUs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 [added]

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 [added]

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti [launched]


  • Architecture launched with $3000 Titan V
  • Seems to be a dead end, now with Turing being the newer architecture and already released


NVIDIA Turing Mobile / RTX 20-Series Mobility [launched]

AMD Radeon VII [launched]

  • Radeon VII was launched on Feb 7th, 2019
  • Our launch-day review can be found here.

AMD Vega 20 [launched]


AMD Navi [updated]

AMD Arcturus

Intel XE Discrete Graphics

Intel Discrete GPU / Arctic Sound [updated]

Intel Jupiter Sound


Intel X399

Intel X599

Intel Z399

AMD X499 Chipset

AMD X570 Chipset [added]

AMD Z490 Chipset [updated]


DDR5 System Memory

HBM3 Graphics Memory


Hynix 4D NAND

Toshiba XL-Flash

PCI-Express 4.0

PCI-Express 5.0

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