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Online Leak Reveals AMD Ryzen's Release Date Rumor

By Victor Thomson , Jan 14, 2017 03:36 AM EST
AMD's new desktop processor won't have official support for Windows 7 and 8. (Photo : AMD/YouTube)

The recent online leak suggests that AMD will finally launch its highly-anticipated Ryzen processor family at GDC a tech event that runs from Feb. 27 to March 3.

AMD To Launch Ryzen

According to Extreme Tech, details about AMD's Ryzen have been speculated for months, but up to date, AMD has kept quiet about the date when the chip would be launched on the market. It is still uncertain when the core will hit store shelves, but thanks to the latest online leak we do have a maximum date.

AMD appears to be planning to launch the Ryzen processor family at GDC event scheduled to run from Feb. 27 to March 3, courtesy of AMD's own GDC plans. Therefore, tech experts expect that AMD will launch its Ryzen chip at the end of February or the very beginning of March, at most.

Since the online first leak of the GDC session plans, AMD has edited their invitation in order to remove all reference to Ryzen. However, tech experts have already managed to screencap the information.

AMD Aims To Become Competitive Again

Tech analysts expect to see more details on the Ryzen cores and markets. In case that the processor indeed begins shipping in the next 6-8 weeks, for those planning an upgrade it might be best to wait to see how AMD and Intel compare.

Most PC enthusiasts are hoping that AMD's hardware will prove to be good enough in order to force Intel to bring prices down on its own processor offerings. But even for those who don't intend to buy AMD, there will still be benefits from better competition in the CPU market.

According to the website wccftech.com, by launching the Ryzen CPU during GDC 2017, AMD is aiming to become competitive again. And an early launch this year could translate into percentage point changes in the market share covered by AMD. 

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