Now that Intel has finally released its 12th-generation Alder Lake processors, gaining a performance lead on AMD, all eyes are on Team Red for its CES 2022 presentation. And we have a feeling that it's going to be a big one.
While we don't think we're going to get a new line of graphics cards or anything, this does mark nearly a year and a half after the release of the Ryzen 9 5900X, and the rest of the 5000-series chips. So, we're about due for some new CPUs.
We've also seen some rumors that AMD may be planning a Radeon RX 6500 XT. That wouldn't be the most exciting launch, but it's one that we badly need in a market where the best graphics cards are so expensive.
We don't know what AMD has in store, but we at least won't have to wait long. You can watch along here at 7am PT (10am ET, 3pm GMT). Or just stay on this page, and we'll make sure it's updated with all the latest information as it comes.
With how successful Alder Lake has been, we wouldn't be surprised if AMD comes out swinging tomorrow morning. Team Red needs some fresh desktop chips to stay on top of the pile, so let's hope Zen 4 is behind the CES curtain.
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Then again, if the rumors about an RTX 3090 Ti are true, AMD is about to get some heavy competition at the high-end, and it's unlikely that the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT could compete. Maybe AMD will have something at the ready. An AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, maybe - that would fall in line with AMD's past naming standard.
So it looks like the CES Innovation Awards honorees have been announced, and AMD has two products among them, the AMD Radeon RX 6800M - which isn't new - and more importantly, the Ryzen 6000 mobile processors. Not a lot of information is shared on these processors, but the page does mention RDNA 2 integrated graphics and DDR5 support. So, it looks like we're getting some new AMD laptops at the very least.