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Updated 7/5/2019 @ 11:14pm AMD has officially confirmed the updated pricing posted in our original article below. AMD was sittin' pretty with its Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards which were first announced back in early June. At the time, they were billed as value-priced alternatives to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2070 with starting prices of $379. However, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and GeForce RTX 2070 Super launches have completely upset AMD's big Navi debut. The Super cards are offering anywhere from a 10 percent to 20 percent performance boost over their predecessors at competitive price points (read the HotHardware review here). In other words,... Read more...
Sony took the unprecedented step of spilling the beans on quite a bit about of information regarding its upcoming PlayStation 5 console more than a year ahead of its official release. In an April interview, Sony revealed that the PS5 will be powered by a 7nm AMD Ryzen 3000 processor along with a 7nm Radeon Navi GPU. We were also made privy to the fact that an ultra-fast SSD will be used for game storage. Now, a fresh leak claims to have more specific information on the hardware that will be going inside the PS5. We'll have to take all of this information with a healthy dose of salt, but it's not too far outside the realm of possibility. For starters, it's claimed that there will... Read more...
If you're looking to purchase a new Ryzen processor or a Radeon graphics cards, we've got some good news for you today. AMD has partnered up with Microsoft to gift customers 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of qualified hardware. Xbox Game Pass has been available for quite some time for the Xbox One, but only recently at E3 did Microsoft announce that the service would be available for Windows 10 PCs. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 100 games that you can play on your PC, including popular titles like Gears 5. Currently, the following AMD Ryzen processor are eligible for the promotion: Ryzen 7 2700X Ryzen 7 2700 Ryzen 5 2600X Ryzen 5 2600 Ryzen 5 2600E Ryzen... Read more...
In just a few more days, AMD and its OEM partners will begin selling new Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards (Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700) based on the company's 7-nanometer Navi GPU architecture. As retail availability draws closer, we are starting to see leaked press renders of the new cards, including ones from AMD's hardware partners. We have already posted leaked images of the retail packaging for AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards, including images of the gold-trimmed 50h Anniversary Edition models. The same source for those shots has also uploaded a bunch of press renders of various OEM models. You can see two of them in the image above—both are... Read more...
AMD is launching its next-generation Navi family of mid-range Radeon consumer gaming cards on July 7th, and we already know quite a bit about the cards. We've seen them from just about every angle and we know all about the specs for the three members of the family along with how much they'll cost. One of things that we hadn't see until now is the retail packaging for the cards. However, thanks to momomo_us, we have some excellent looks at the retail packaging for all of the cards: Radeon RX 5700, Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition. The Radeon RX 5700 comes in a relatively staid box that opens from the end and slides out. The card itself is nestled... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD announced the first consumer graphics cards based on its new 7nm Navi architecture. AMD has already stated that its first-party Radeon RX 5700 cards will begin shipping on July 7th, and they will be going to head-to-head with lower entries in NVIDIA's GeForce RTX family. What wasn't made clear during AMD's presentation in Los Angeles is when we'll see the first custom Radeon RX 5700 cards from third-party partners. The usual suspects were nowhere to be found in AMD's presentation, but we're now hearing what the likely timetable is for these custom boards. Fudzilla's little birdies have been whispering in its ear, and it's alleged that the first custom... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks Podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about AMD's Zen 2 architecture, its Ryzen 3000 series CPU and 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, the upcoming Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series, WD's Black SN750 Heatsink NVMe SSD, Netgear's Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 router, the fabulous OnePlus 7 Pro and more! Show Notes: 05:15 - AMD Zen 2 Architecture Explored: What Makes Ryzen 3000 So Powerful 14:40 - AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Drops 16-Core, 32-Thread Zen 2 Bombshell On PC Gaming Market 16:17 - AMD Unveils Navi RDNA Architecture: Under The Hood Of Radeon RX 5700 28:20 - WD Black SN750 NVMe Heatsink SSD Review: Speedy And Cool 35:05 - Netgear Nighthawk AX8... Read more...
AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards is based on the AMD’s new Navi GPU architecture, which features a totally new compute unit design infused with “RDNA”, or Radeon DNA. For the past few generations, AMD’s GPUs have leveraged GCN-based, or the company's Graphics Core Next, compute units. GCN served AMD well for a number of years and is well-suited for a variety of workloads, but with the Radeon RX 5700 series and Navi, AMD wanted to update is microarchitecture and GPU line-up with Compute Units that have been fully re-tooled for gamers. With RDNA, AMD wanted to create the fundamental building block of a CU that could scale from a few watts, all the way... Read more...
AMD has a lot to prove with it next-generation Navi graphics architecture. While the company got its feet wet with a new 7nm process node with the Radeon VII, that was a refresh of its Vega architecture (Vega 20). Navi plots a new path forward with Radeon DNA (RDNA) architecture, which promises faster clock speeds, excellent gaming performance and lower power consumption. The first entry into this new RDNA family is the Radeon RX 5700 XT, which will be the world's first PCIe 4.0 graphics card. It comes with a total of 40 compute units and 2560 stream processors. The base GPU clock is listed at 1605MHz, while the max boost clock is rated for 1905MHz. Slotting in between those goal posts... Read more...
AMD has had an exciting past few weeks. The company unveiled its third-generation Ryzen 3000 processor at Computex 2019 alongside its Radeon RX 5000-Series Navi graphics cards. AMD's showing was impressive enough for investors to juice the stock by nearly 10 percent following Lisa Su's Computex keynote. On Thursday, AMD surged another 7.86 percent, taking its stock to $31.82 by close of day. The stock has jump over 14 percent in the past week and is up over 40 percent since the start of the year. So, what exactly was the cause of Thursday's performance boost? Well, Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore admitted that his bearish outlook on AMD had "obviously been the wrong call."... Read more...
 In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about Intel's hot new 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Intel's wild and crazy Odyssey 2035 GPU concepts, AMD's Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs, and Dr. Su's other announcements from her Computex keynote address, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx benchmarks, and Google's totally affordable Pixel 3a XL Android phone! Show Notes: 08:10 - Intel 10nm Ice Lake Architecture And Project Athena Laptops To Drive Exciting New Mobile PC Experiences 28:18 - Ice Lake-U Gen11 Performance Data Shows Intel Leaving AMD's Integrated Vega Graphics Behind 36:58 - Intel Odyssey Futuristic 2035 GPU Collection Is Totally Wild, Driver Advancements, Game Updates... Read more...
More details on upcoming products are coming out of Computex, which began with a keynote by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su on Monday, and runs through Saturday, June 1. AMD kicked things off with a bang—the Sunnyvale chip designer announced its Ryzen 3000 series lineup based on Zen 2, and formally introduced the world to Navi. We expect more details on the latter to be revealed at E3 next month, but in the meantime, some images of the first Navi-based graphics cards are starting to appear. In case you missed it, AMD announced that Navi's compute units are designed around a new RDNA (Radeon DNA) architecture, taking the place of the older GCN design. AMD says the entire graphics pipeline is optimized... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage at Computex to kick off the show’s initial international press conference, during what was the company’s very first ever opening keynote address for this venue. Of course, AMD participates in Computex every year because it is such an important event for the PC ecosystem as a whole, but during its 50th Anniversary year, it was the first time AMD was invited to actually open up the show with a keynote address – and Dr. Su took full advantage of the opportunity. Su discussed AMD’s next-generation EPYC enterprise processors, codenamed Rome, demoed Navi, its future-generation Radeon GPU architecture, and disclosed some details regarding... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know that Q3 is shaping up to be a big launch period for AMD. The company has confirmed that it will launch third-generation Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, second-generation EPYC server processors and Radeon RX Navi consumer GPUs.  Of those products, we know the least about Radeon RX Navi, which means that speculation has been running rampant in the months leading up to the official reveal. With the launch window closely approaching (as early as next week according to recent reports), we've had to decipher a lot of information regarding Navi. One of the more recent rumors zeroed in on a $330 price tag for the alleged... Read more...
Raja Koduri, former head of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, left the building last year and joined Intel, leaving behind a giant question mark looming over AMD's future graphics endeavors. We will start to get some answers beginning with Navi. Ahead of Navi's launch, one of AMD's main board partners shared some information about pricing and performance. Navi is expected to be announced either at Computex this month, or at the Next Horizon Gaming event during E3 in June, with products slated to ship in the third quarter of this year. As such, full details are just around the corner. In the meantime, a product manager and PR director for Sapphire spoke to the press in China about AMD's upcoming... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's incoming crop of 7nm products, we have been bombarded with an abundance of riches with regards to credible Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) leaks. However, the Radeon Navi leaks haven't been as forthcoming. Luckily, we've got some fresh info for you today courtesy of unreleased hardware sleuth TUM_APISAK. TUM_APISAK has uncovered two separate Radeon Navi engineering samples, one of which features the device ID 731F:C1. According to the readout given by 3DMark, the card sports a GPU clock of 1GHz and 8GB of memory clocked at 1.25GHz. If we assume GDDR6 memory, which is expected for Navi products, we're looking at an effective clock rate of 10GHz and total bandwidth of 320GB/sec.... Read more...
It is going to be an interesting second half of the year for AMD, and the technology sector in general. AMD is getting ready to announce new Ryzen 3000 series desktop CPUs based on its third generation Zen 2 architecture, along with an accompanying X570 chipset. It's also planning to finally launch its Navi GPU architecture. Both will be points of discussion at the upcoming Hot Chips symposium. AMD is listed on the docket for Hot Chips: A Symposium on High Performance Chips, scheduled to run from August 18-20, 2019. It takes place at The Memorial Auditorium at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Monday, August 19 is when AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will hold the symposium's first keynote, which... Read more...
AMD has not been secretive of its plans to launch third generation Ryzen CPUs for the desktop, including 12-core and 16-core processors, and debut its Navi GPU architecture, both before the end of the year. Nevertheless, pending launches this summer can now be considered confirmed—during its annual meeting with shareholders, AMD revealed that both Zen 2 and Navi will be available in the third quarter. "In gaming, we successfully returned to the high-end market with the launch of our Radeon™ VII GPU in February 2019 and we are on track to introduce our next-generation “Navi” GPUs for the mainstream market later this year," AMD states on its 10-K filing. In addition to that... Read more...
It's going to be an exciting 30 days or so for those that are firmly in the AMD camp with respect to gaming hardware. Later this month at Computex 2019, AMD is expected to launch its 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family of processors. Today, AMD confirmed that it will be hosting a "Next Horizon Gaming" at E3 2019 next month. The event is scheduled to take place on June 10th at 6pm EST and will be live streamed for those that won't be in attendance at the show. AMD is being rather tight-lipped about the announcements that will be made during the event, but all signs are pointing towards us learning some significant details on the upcoming 7nm Navi architecture that will be... Read more...
It is 100 percent factual that blood cannot be squeezed from a turnip, no matter how strong your arms and grip might be. However, AMD can (and apparently will) squeeze more life out of its Polaris GPU architecture as it readies new 7-nanometer Navi GPUs, which could possibly make an appearance in a few weeks during Computex. Or maybe not. AMD has said it plans to talk about Navi at Computex, though it is not yet clear if that means a formal launch is right around the corner, or still off in the distance a bit. Either way, we fully anticipate AMD launching its next-generation Ryzen 3000 series desktop CPUs based on Zen 2 at Computex. That is a discussion for a different article, though. As it... Read more...
AMD has already confirmed that the first 7nm Navi-based GPUs will begin shipping in the coming months, which has many gamers excited. "We are well-positioned to grow GPU revenue in the second quarter and through the second half of the year as we expect to introduce our first 7-nanometer Navi gaming GPUs in the third quarter," said AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su during last week's earnings call. Now we're beginning to hear some additional [alleged] leaked details about one of the first members of the incoming Navi family. The rumored Radeon RX 3080 XT will be based on Navi 10 and will reportedly come equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. Other reported specs include a total of 56 compute units and a TDP... Read more...
When Sony releases its PlayStation 5 console in 2020 (or whenever), it will not be edible. We are not expecting it to be, anyway. However, it will contain a "special sauce" whipped up by AMD, in the form of a custom system-on-chip (SoC) based on the company's upcoming Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures. AMD is understandably excited about the PS5. The company has a stranglehold on the high-end console market, and major console launches are a bit of a big deal—they only come around once every few years for Sony and Microsoft, in between which are less exciting incremental upgrades, like the PlayStation 4 Slim and Xbox One S. As we have already covered, the PS5 represents a major advancement... Read more...
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