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AMD unveils next-gen Ryzen 3000 processors and RX 5700 graphics card • Eurogamer.web



AMD has introduced its newest processors, graphics playing cards and motherboards at Computex 2019, one of many largest commerce occasions within the tech calendar. Workforce Purple CEO Lisa Su unveiled the RX 5700 Navi GPU, 5 Ryzen 3000 CPUs and the primary X570 chipset motherboards.

The corporate’s next-generation graphics playing cards based mostly on the Navi structure have been the topic of intense hearsay for months and at Computex, AMD launched the primary concrete particulars. The primary card can be known as the Radeon RX 5700 sequence and in keeping with AMD, it presents efficiency in the identical league as Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070. The agency backed up its claims by demonstrating Unusual Brigade, a Vulkan-supported title the place Radeon sometimes outperforms GeForce, with the RX 5700 main the RTX 2070 by 10 per cent.

In addition to shifting to a 7nm course of produced by TSMC, AMD says that the brand new graphics card is constructed on a brand new microarchitecture known as RDNA, changing the GCN microarchitecture first adopted in 2011. RDNA reportedly boasts a 25 per cent improve in efficiency per clock and a 50 per cent uptick in efficiency per watt. The extent to which that is really a brand new structure stays to be seen nonetheless. A previous roadmap from AMD factors to a next-gen structure coming after Navi, whereas Linux drivers have additionally advised a GCN base. In the meantime, Anandtech says that RDNA nonetheless makes use of the identical 64 shaders per compute unit. We hope to be taught extra about RDNA quickly.

The RX 5700 sequence launches in July, with extra data to come back at AMD’s Subsequent Horizon Gaming showcase on June 10th – which ought to embody extra data on particular merchandise, value factors, options and efficiency throughout a wider vary of titles.

AMD’s high-end third-generation Ryzen processors had been the spotlight of the present although, with Lisa Su unveiling three new fashions: the $329 Ryzen 7 3700X, the $399 Ryzen 7 3800X and the $499 Ryzen 9 3900X. All three use Zen 2 cores, providing twice the floating efficiency, twice the cache measurement and a major 15 per cent acquire in directions per clock (IPC) in comparison with AMD’s current-gen tech. Two mid-range Ryzen 5 CPUs had been additionally introduced. You’ll be able to see how the completely different fashions examine within the spec desk beneath.

Cores/Threads
Base/Increase Clock
TDP
Value

Ryzen 5 3600
6C/12T
three.6GHz/four.2GHz
65W
$199
Ryzen 5 3600X
6C/12T
three.8GHz/four.4GHz
95W
$249
Ryzen 7 3700X
8C/16T
three.9GHz/four.5GHz
65W
$329
Ryzen 7 3800X
8C/16T
three.9GHz/four.5GHz
105W
$399
Ryzen 9 3900X
12C/24T
three.8GHz/four.6GHz
105W
$499

Some great benefits of the 7nm course of and Zen 2 cores enable AMD to place their new chips aggressively. Su confirmed that the 3700X was higher than the Intel Core i7 9700Ok in Cinebench, whereas the 3800X provided the identical efficiency in PUBG because the Core i9 9900Ok.

The Ryzen 9 3900X, which was saved for the tip of the present, is a 12-core, 24-thread monster priced at $499. AMD benchmarks noticed it eclipse the Core i9 9920X in a Blender render by a hefty 14 per cent. The brand new Ryzen 9 chip has the identical variety of cores and threads as its Intel competitor, but performs higher (in keeping with AMD) and has a 60W decrease TDP. Contemplating that the 3900X additionally works on the far cheaper AM4 platform and the processor is half the value, that is fairly a feat. There could also be extra to come back too: the Ryzen 9 3900X makes use of two octo-core ‘chiplets’ with a pair of cores disabled on every die, so the potential is there for AMD to launch a 16-core/32-thread chip into the patron house. Famend tech leaker Apisak has already discovered engineering pattern specs for such a chip.

All 5 of the formally introduced AMD processors launch on Sunday, July seventh, exhibiting the corporate’s dedication to their seven-heavy branding.

AMD additionally devoted a while to its new X570 platform, which is represented by a exceptional 56 X570 motherboards on launch. Whereas the higher bandwidth afforded by PCIe four.zero is the standout characteristic, the chipset additionally helps as much as 40 PCIe lanes, 12 10Gbps USB ports and 14 SATA ports. Nevertheless, larger TDPs for these motherboards imply that they require energetic cooling, a uncommon sight certainly. The brand new third-gen Ryzen processors will even work in most (if not all) present AM4 motherboards.

In direction of the tip of the keynote, AMD demonstrated the additional bandwidth offered by PCIe four.zero on X570 motherboards by pitting a Ryzen 7 3800X and RX 5700 system in opposition to the present finest Intel/Nvidia pairing, the Core i9 9900Ok and RTX 2080 Ti. In 3DMark’s PCIe four.zero demo, Workforce Inexperienced managed simply 14fps whereas Workforce Purple hit 25fps. We’ll be intrigued to see the actual world benefits of PCIe four.zero in gaming – up till now, there hasn’t been a lot proof of high-end GPUs hitting PCIe limits.

Will probably be fascinating to see how Intel and Nvidia are in a position to struggle again in opposition to AMD, and we can’t have lengthy to attend – each firms are because of make bulletins at Computex over the subsequent few days, whereas AMD will reveal extra about its thrilling line-up at E3 subsequent month.



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