AMD Reveals Radeon Navi RX 5700 At E3 2019

At the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) “Next Horizon Gaming” livestream event at E3 today, President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the company’s next-generation PC gaming platform, bringing new levels of performance and efficiency and introducing powerful features for gamers everywhere, based on the new AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors.

The AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards are built on the new AMD RDNA gaming architecture to deliver superior visual fidelity, lightning-fast performance and advanced features to power the latest AAA and eSports titles. The new product family also includes the 50th Anniversary Edition AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics card that commemorates the company’s 50th anniversary by offering increased clocks and a luxurious gold accented shroud featuring Dr. Lisa Su’s signature.

The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors deliver leadership performance across gaming, productivity and content creation applications, offering more performance-critical on-die cache than ever before. Today, Dr. Su previewed the latest addition to the product family – the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor.

“We’ve made significant technology bets to push the envelope on high-performance computing and give gamers the hardware they need to power the experiences they want,” said Dr. Su. “Our industry-leading Ryzen 3000 Series desktop processors and Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards combine leadership design, performance, technology, and efficiency to provide the ultimate gaming experiences. From super-fast frame rates, to new levels of visual realism and image quality, or the ability to easily create, capture and share gaming experiences, PCs featuring our new Ryzen processors and Radeon GPUs offer exceptional performance and features for every gamer at every price point.”

“Seventy percent of PC gamers today are using three-year-old or older graphics hardware1 that lacks the necessary horsepower and capabilities to deliver fully immersive, high-fidelity and high-performance gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “Our new Radeon graphics cards with RDNA redefine what’s possible in 1440p gameplay, delivering stunning visuals, amazing performance and industry-leading features to take gaming experiences to the next level.”

Superior 1440p Gaming

The AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series graphics cards include several powerful new features and capabilities to deliver superior 1440p gaming experiences, including:

  • Ground-breaking RDNA gaming architecture – Built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, RDNA was designed to power the future of PC, console, mobile and cloud-based gaming for years to come. It features a new compute unit design optimized for improved efficiency, and a multi-level cache hierarchy designed to provide reduced latency, higher bandwidth and lower power. It also includes a streamlined graphics pipeline that is optimized for performance-per-clock and high clock speeds.
    Delivering up to 1.25X higher performance-per-clockand up to 1.5X higher performance-per-watt3 compared to the previous-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, RDNA provides the computational horsepower to enable thrilling, immersive gaming by enhancing explosions, physics, lighting effects and more, and by delivering fluid, high-framerate gaming experiences.
  • Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) – Restores clarity to in-game images that have been softened by other post-process effects. RIS combines with GPU uspcaling to provide sharp visuals at fluid frame rates on very high-resolution displays, and works across DirectX® 9, 12, and Vulkan® titles.
  • FidelityFX – An open-source developer toolkit available in the coming weeks on GPUOpen that makes it easier for developers to create high-quality post-processing effects that make games look beautiful while offering a balance of visual fidelity and performance. FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) that draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines. Developers plan to integrate CAS into a number of popular games, and Unity Technologies plans to integrate it into its real-time 3D development platform.
  • Radeon™ Anti-Lag – Optimized for eSports, Radeon™ Anti-Lag improves competitiveness by decreasing input-to-display response times by up to 31 percent4, delivering an experience similar to higher framerates.
  • Extreme refresh rates – RDNA enables DisplayPort™ 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC) to deliver extreme refresh rates, color depth and resolutions up to 8K HDR at 60Hz or 4K HDR at 144+ Hz on cutting edge displays, including the world’s first monitor to support DSC: the new ASUS Republic of Gamers 43-inch monitor previewing at E3. The new monitor is capable of delivering 4K HDR at 144Hz with a single DisplayPort™ 1.4 cable.
  • Largest gaming display ecosystem5  With over 700 supported monitors to choose from, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync™6 and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology7.

The 7nm Radeon™ RX 5700 XT, RX 5700 and the 50th Anniversary Edition Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics cards are the first gaming graphics cards to support the PCIe® 4.0 interface. Additional product specs include:

GPU Compute Units Stream Processors TFLOPS Memory (GDDR6) Base Clock Game Clock Boost Clock SEP
Radeon™ RX 5700 XT 50thAnniversary Edition 40 2560 Up to 10.14 8 1680 1830 Up to 1,980 $499
Radeon™ RX 5700 XT 40 2560 Up to 9.75 8 1605 1755 Up to 1,905 $449
Radeon™ RX 5700 36 2304 Up to 7.95 8 1465 1625 Up to 1,725 $379

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AMD Reveals World’s First 16 Core Gaming CPU at E3 2019 – Ryzen 9 3950X

At the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) “Next Horizon Gaming” livestream event at E3 today, President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the company’s next-generation PC gaming platform, bringing new levels of performance and efficiency and introducing powerful features for gamers everywhere, based on the new AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors.

AMD also previewed the ultimate member of the new 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor family, the flagship AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor. With 16 cores and 32 threads running up to 4.7GHz, the leadership CPU has already set multiple performance records. With the aid of liquid nitrogen, the AMD Ryzen Overclocking Team managed to push the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor to 5.375 GHz, achieving record-setting performance with a Cinebench R20 multi-thread score of 12,167. The Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor now holds the crown in two important dimensions: highest performance for any 16-core processor and highest performance in a mainstream CPU socket. A new and improved AMD Ryzen™ Master Software utility was also revealed, including a redesigned user interface and new enthusiast-first overclocking features9, offering users an easy way to squeeze every drop of performance from their AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor powered system.

 

MODEL CORES/
THREADS
TDP10 (WATTS) BOOST/BASE FREQ. (GHZ) L2 + L3 CACHE (MB) PCIE®4.0 LANES (PROCESSOR+AMD X570) SEP11(USD) EXPECTED AVAILABILITY
Ryzen™ 9 3950X CPU 16/32 105W 4.7/3.5 72 44 $749 September, 2019

AMD Releases Adrenalin 19.5.1 Optional Drivers For Radeon Graphics Cards

AMD has released the Adrenalin 19.5.1 Optional drivers for its Radeon graphics cards, available for download on their website. You can read the full release notes below:

Support For

  • RAGE®2
    • Up to 16% performance gains with AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1, on an AMD Radeon™ VII.RS-295
  • Windows®10 May 2019 Update
  • Instruction Tracing for Radeon GPU Profiler 1.5.X

Fixed Issues

  • Performance metrics overlay may experience intermittent flicker when playing back protected content with this feature enabled.
  • DOOM™ may experience an application hang during launch on AMD XConnect™ Technology system configurations.
  • Radeon Software installation may fail or get stuck at 33% when installing on AMD Radeon HD 7970 system configurations.
  • Some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products may experience a system hang when hot plugging 8K displays.
  • AMD Radeon VII may fail to apply Radeon Settings video profiles to video playback.
  • HTC VIVE™ devices may experience connection or detection issues by the OS or SteamVR™.
  • System instability may be experienced on ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 laptop when a wireless display is connected.
  • Stuttering or frame drop may be experienced when playing back DivX interlaced content in the Windows® Movies & TV application.
  • Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may experience higher than expected memory clocks at idle or desktop with multi-display system configurations.
  • Some system configurations may not be able to set 10-Bit color in Radeon Settings when the connected display is set to 4K 60hz.
  • Enhanced Sync may fail to enable on Radeon FreeSync enabled displays in DirectX®9 API games on game first launch.
  • AMD Link may experience intermittent authentication issues. An update of the AMD Link application is also required.
  • Some games may experience texture flickering or corruption on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products when using the Vulkan™ API.

Known Issues

  • Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other content to Facebook™ is currently unavailable.
  • ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU connection issues with devices disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
  • World War Z™ may experience an application hang after extended periods of play.
  • AMD Radeon VII may experience screen flicker in multi display setups on desktop or while applications are running.
  • Performance metrics overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • HDR Video may freeze or have corruption during playback when using Movies and TV Application with some Ryzen APUs.

AMD Radeon RX 640 and RX 630 Cards Spotted In Latest Graphics Drivers

AMD’s Navi graphics cards may on the way, but that doesn’t mean that the red team is done with the older architectures. TPU Forums user Just Some Noise spotted the Radeon RX 600 series cards in the new Adrenaline drivers. Interestingly, these are based on the Polaris architecture, like the RX 400 and the RX 500 series.

The two models, namely the RX 640 and RX 630 are present in the Adrenaline 19.4.3 drivers released recently. At first glance, it would be logical to assume that these are a part of the upcoming Navi line-up, but unfortunately, that is not the case.

The RX 640 shares the same device ID as the RX 550X, while the RX 630’s device ID is the same as the RX 540X. This could be another Polaris refresh like AMD did with the RX 500 series. This does fly in the face of the rumours that AMD would be releasing a Vega based GPU in the time leading up to the Navi launch. But on the other hand, if AMD is bringing more cards to the Polaris range, there’s nothing stopping them from giving the Vega graphics cards the same treatment. After all, people were looking forward to a more affordable, 8GB version of the Radeon VII.

Another possibility is that the lower end of AMD’s upcoming graphics card will use the Polaris architecture, and the higher end GPUs will be reserved for Navi. If this is indeed the case, I would’ve loved to see AMD going with at least Vega for the entry level graphics, but who knows what the company has in store for gamers? Maybe they’ll just go Navi all across the board. A boy can dream, right?


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AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Will Support Up To 5000 MHz DDR4 RAM

There’s more Ryzen 3000 news for AMD fans! According to Yuri Bubily, the developer of DRAM calculator of Ryzen processors, the upcoming 7nm Zen 2 based CPUs will support up to 5000 MHz of DDR4 memory.

In a Twitter post, Yuri said,”I think it’s time to start The maximum value of the frequency of RAM Zen 2 generation is 5000 MHz mode UCLK == MEMCLK / 2.”

One thing to note, however, is that this is the highest clock speed Ryzen 3000 can support, and even then not all parts may be able to attain it. Extreme overlockers may be able to achieve it using some of the non-conventional methods but most consumers aren’t extreme overclockers.

In any case, it’s great to see support for such high memory frequency coming to Ryzen, even though it may not achievable by everyone. Well, who knows? Maybe someday.

ASUS And ASRock Confirm AMD Ryzen 3000 Support On Existing AM4 Motherboards

Recently, we learned that MSI had confirmed that they will be supporting AMD’s upcoming 7nm Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 processors on the existing AM4 motherboards. The company said they’ll be releasing BIOS updates to ensure backwards compatibility for the new CPUs with the 300 and 400 series boards.

Other brands seem to be following suit, with ASUS and ASRock announcing that they’ll also be supporting Ryzen 3000 on existing motherboards. The new BIOS updates for ASRock motherboards will be available this month, which is pretty much in tune with the expectations that AMD will be revealing the Ryzen 3000 processors at Computex.

X470 ChipsetBIOS Version
X470 Taichi UltimateP3.30
X470 TaichiP3.40
Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4P3.40
X470 Master SLI/acP3.40
X470 Master SLIP3.40
Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/acP3.30
B450 ChipsetBIOS Version
Fatal1ty B450 Gaming K4P3.30
B450 Steel LegendP2.10
B450 Pro4P3.30
B450M Steel LegendP2.10
B450M Pro4-FP1.40
B450M Pro4P3.30
B450M-HDV R4.0P2.30
B450M-HDVP1.80
Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/acP3.40
X370 ChipsetBIOS Version
X370 TaichiP5.60
Fatal1ty X370 Professional GamingP5.40
Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4P5.40
Fatal1ty X370 Gaming XP5.50
X370 Killer SLI/acP5.40
X370 Killer SLIP5.40
X370 Pro4P5.80
X370M Pro4 R2.0P1.30
X370M Pro4P5.80
X370M-HDV R4.0P2.00
X370M-HDVP1.80
Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/acP5.70
B350 ChipsetBIOS Version
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4P5.80
AB350 Pro4P5.80
AB350M Pro4P5.90
AB350M Pro4-FP1.20
AB350M Pro4 R2.0P1.40
AB350M-HDV R4.0P2.00
AB350M-HDV R3.0P3.10
AB350M-HDVP5.90
AB350MP5.10
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/acP5.70
A320 Chipset*
*Supports AMD Next-Gen Ryzen series APU only.
BIOS Version
A320M Pro4 R2.0P1.30
A320M Pro4-FP1.10
A320M Pro4P5.90
A320M-DVS R4.0P1.70
A320M-DVS R3.0P3.10
A320M-DGSP5.80
A320M-HDV R4.0P1.90
A320M-HDV R3.0P3.10
A320M-HDVP5.80
A320M-ITXP5.60
A320TM-ITXP3.10

Specs For 16 Core/32 Thread Ryzen 3000 CPU Leaked

AMD’s Lisa Su will be giving the opening keynote at Computex 2019, where the company is expected to reveal their next gen Ryzen 3000 processors. These will be based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture. As we approach the announcement, it’s only normal to expect some leaks about the upcoming CPUs, and the situation doesn’t look disappointing.

Prominent leaker TUM_APISAK has posted the specs of what we think is the flagship Ryzen 9 3800 (or 3800X), with 16 cores and 32 threads. According to the Twitter post, the processor will have a base clock of 3.2 GHz and will boost up to 4.2 GHz. This mostly confirms that there will be a consumer grade Ryzen processor with 16 cores, even though the exact specs might be a little lower or higher.

The rumour also lists the X570 chipset for motherboards, although brands like MSI have already confirmed that they will be releasing BIOS updates to support the Ryzen 3000 processors on the current 300 and 400 series motherboard. It’s always advisable to take all the rumours. . .not too seriously, but TUM_APISAK also mentions that he might be sharing an image of the CPU soon, so there’s more exciting stuff on the way!

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AMD Navi RX 3080 Will Compete With RTX 2070, Price Starting at $330 (RUMOUR)

AMD is working hard on their Navi GPU range, but we haven’t really heard anything about the specs or release date officially. But that hasn’t stopped the rumour will, diligently generating buzz around the red team’s highly anticipated graphics cards. And if the latest string is to be believed, the Navi may just be the NVIDIA competitor we’ve all been waiting for.

We have the expected specs of the GPUs, thanks to AdoredTV. According to the speculations, the top-tier Navi GPU will be the RX 3080 (probably going in line with the Ryzen 3000 series) with 56 CUs, and will compete with the RTX 2070. The catch? The expected price point is only $330. To put things in perspective, the RTX 2070 Founder’s Edition costs $599, meaning the RX 3080 can potentially compete with it at almost half the price. Apart from that, the GPU is expected to have a TDP of 200W.

There are more rumours regarding the GPUs as well. For instance, AMD is expected to release a flagship Navi 20 based GPU with 64 CUs at a price of $500, while there will be two Navi 12 based entry level GPUs, starting with a TDP of 75 W and a $140 price tag. But this news doesn’t come from official sources, so as always, it’s best to take it as such.

Navi is supposed to mark a huge leap for AMD in the graphics market. We saw the company move to 7nm with the Radeon VII, and Navi will base the entire line-up on the same. As we learned earlier, AMD will finally ditch HBM and move forward with GDDR6 memory with Navi. As for the release date, the cards are expected to show up this year, but there have been delays before, so we can’t be sure. Nevertheless, stay tuned for further updates.

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AMD Expected To Release Next Gen 7nm+ GPUs by 2020

At a recent investor’s meeting, AMD revealed the roadmap for their upcoming products for both their processor and graphics families. While the red team is expected to release their highly anticipated 7nm Navi GPUs later this year, it looks like the company’s already working on the next big thing.

According to the slides, AMD will finally be moving on from the GCN architecture we’ve seen in the Vega and Polaris cards and switch to what the rumours are calling “Arcturus”, based on the 7nm+ process.

Earlier, at CES 2019, AMD revealed the world’s first 7nm GPU, the Radeon VII. It was the 2nd gen Vega response to NVIDIA’s Turing based RTX 2080, and while we wait for the Navi cards to show up, there are speculations about more Vega GPUs to be revealed leading up to the Navi launch.

AMD also had some exciting news to share about the Ryzen CPU range. We know that Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 processors are going to be revealed soon (maybe at Computex later this month), but it doesn’t end there. According to the presentation, 7nm+ based Zen 3 chips are already on track for production, while the company is busy working on Zen 4. Who knows, we may get to see Zen 3 by as soon as end of 2020, maybe 2021.

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Future of the Mad Box In Jeopardy As Investors Pull Out After Stadia Announcement

You remember the Mad Box, the mad gaming console from Slightly Mad Studios, the makers of Project Cars? It’s the same console that the company claimed would be able to power VR at 60 FPS per eye, or as they put it, 120 FPS overall. Not only that, but the concept design is killer as well. I mean, just look at this bad boy (or mad boy, if you will).

The whole thing kinda too big to be true to begin with. And thanks to Google’s Stadia, we may never get to see that apparent beast. Apparently, two major investors have gotten cold feet and backed out of Mad Box, according to Nathan Bell, the online marketing director for Slightly Mad Studios.

Even when the console was first announced, its feasibility was questioned, with the current console market players already involved in heavy competition. With Sony’s PS4 doing incredibly well, Nintendo focusing on both home consoles and handheld segment with the Switch and the Xbox One X being the most powerful console in the market, there have been speculations whether there’s more room for such a device. And that’s without considering Microsoft’s investment in more studios and the specs being touted by Sony for the PS5. Needless to say, the Stadia seemed like the least of Slightly Mad’s worries when they announced the Mad Box.

But this development does raise a good point in the light of the future of gaming. It’s become apparent that anyone who doesn’t already have a hold in the market will find it extremely difficult to try something new, but with Google’s push towards streaming and future becoming increasing digital in terms of how people buy games, what can we expect from future consoles?

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