AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation release date, news and rumors

AMD changed the world with its first Ryzen processors and impressed us even more with its sophomore release of CPUs, but we expect Ryzen 3rd Generation will truly blow Intel out of the water. With Ryzen 3rd Generation, we expect AMD will introduce its first 7nm mainstream processors. 

If Team Red manages to pull this off, it will have created the first 7nm architectures to come to PCs. Considering Intel’s well-documented struggles to introduce 10nm Cannon Lake chips, AMD could swoop in and upstage its rival completely even before it gets a chance to launch Sunny Cove, while also introducing some of the most impressive CPUs ever created.

Cut to the chase

  •  What is it? AMD’s next line of mainstream processors
  •  When is it out? Likely March to August 2019
  •  What will it cost? TBD

AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation release date

Although there’s haven’t been any rumors or hard evidence to help us predict when Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will release we can make an educated guess based on previous launches. The first generation of Ryzen processors hit the market in March 2017 and Ryzen 2nd Generation arrived a month later in 2018.

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Hire faster, work happier: Startups target employment with AI and engagement tools

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If you have a job today, there’s a good chance you personally reached out to your employer and interviewed with other humans to get it. Now that you’ve been there a while, it’s also likely the workday feels more like a long slog than the fulfilling career move you had envisioned.

But if today’s early-stage startups have their way, your next employment experience could be quite different.

First, forget the networking and interview gauntlet. Instead, let an AI-enabled screening program reach out about a job you don’t seem obviously qualified to do. Or, rather than talk to a company’s employees, wait for them to play some online games instead. If you play similarly, they may decide to hire you.

Once you have the job, software will also make you more efficient and happier at your work.

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Sci-Fi Writers Are Grappling with a Post-Trump Reality

At the 2018 Worldcon, fantasy author N.K. Jemisin became the first person to ever win three consecutive Hugo awards for Best Novel. Given that level of success, science fiction editor John Joseph Adams felt she’d be the perfect guest editor for the latest edition of his anthology series The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy.

“Given that she’s clearly the face of the genre at the moment, I thought it would be wonderful to have her as guest editor,” Adams says in Episode 342 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “And thankfully she said yes.”

Caroline M. Yoachim, whose short story “Carnival Nine” appears in the book, says the 20 stories selected by Jemisin reflect the growing diversity of the fantasy and science fiction field. “One of the things I loved about the book was just the sheer variety of it,” Yoachim says. “I felt like there were so many different perspectives represented in the stories, and a lot of cool ideas.”

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