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CES 2019: AMD's third generation Ryzen desktop processors will debut in mid-2019

The processor runs with the 7nm Radeon VII GPU, which AMD also unveiled in a keynote presentation.

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AMD President and CEO Lisa Su announced the third generation Ryzen desktop processor at the company's CES keynote presentation Wednesday. It'll launch in mid-2019, Su said, though no pricing information has been mentioned.

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AMD demoed it briefly running Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4, on the Radeon VII 7nm GPU announced today, maintaining a consistent frame rate over 100fps at 1,080p. And on a side-by-side Cinebench multicore test versus the Intel i9-9900K, it slightly outperformed the Intel.

"This system is the most advanced PC gaming hardware in the world, together in one system -- third gen Ryzen, [and] Radeon VII," Su said.

The Radeon VII will debut before the Ryzen processor, landing in stores February 7 for $700, and will come bundled with digital copies of Resident Evil 2, The Division 2 and Devil May Cry 5.

This article was originally published at 11:17 am PT.

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