3rd Gen Ryzen, EPYC, and Radeon VII+Navi, all in Q3
During its annual shareholder meeting, AMD has confirmed that its 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs, 2nd Gen EPYC, and Navi-based graphics cards, will all launch in Q3 2019.
Beta already underway
Blizzard has officially set the World of Warcraft Classic release date for August 27th, with a closed beta test already up and running for those invited.
As well as the Computex 2019 keynote
AMD has announced its new "Next Horizon Gaming" event that will take place at the E3 2019 show on June 10th, which will be live-streamed. It has also announced that the Computex 2019 keynote on May 27th will be live-streamed as well.
One to have for RAGE 2
AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1 driver which brings optimizations for RAGE 2 game as well as adds support for Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Instruction Tracing for Radeon GPU Profiler, and brings several bug fixes.
A 16-core chip running at 4.2GHz Boost clock
An engineering sample of AMD's Zen 2-based 3rd generation Ryzen CPU has been spotted online, showing a 16-core chip with 3.3GHz base and 4.2GHz Boost clocks, and running on AM4 X570 motherboard.
Day-one support for games and performance improvements
Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 430.64 graphics driver which brings day-one support for RAGE 2 and Total War: Three Kingdoms games, increases Vulkan performance in World War Z game, and brings some bug fixes and SLI profiles.
At the EA Play event
While the initial trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was great, it raised a lot of question which should be answered during EA's Play event scheduled to start on June 7th.
Coming on May 14th
Bethesda has shared both minimum and recommended PC system requirements for the upcoming RAGE 2 open-world first-person shooter game, scheduled to launch on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 on May 14th.
Navi starts with a mid-range segment
During its Q1 2019 financial call, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, confirmed that next-generation graphics cards based on Navi GPU architecture are coming in Q3 2019, with plenty of new features and pricing sitting below Radeon VII, confirming that we will be looking at a mid-range segment graphics card.
With $1.27 billion revenue and higher gross margin
AMD has announced its financial report for the first quarter of 2019, reporting a drop in revenue with $1.27 billion, but also reporting a higher gross margin.