AMD at Computex 2019 – Dr Lisa Su, AMD President and Chief Executive Officer, delivered the
AMD at Computex 2019 made the following announcements:
- Zen 2 – The new Zen 2 core, powering the next-generation AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors, widely outperforms the historical generational performance improvement industry trend, delivering 15% more IPC, and features significant design improvements including larger cache sizes and a redesigned floating-point engine.
- 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop family – The new line-up of 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors introduces a new category of Ryzen 9 desktop processor with the flagship 12 core/24 thread Ryzen 9 3900X. The family is rounded out with 8 core Ryzen 7 models and 6 core Ryzen 5 models, and all 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors are supported by the world’s first PCIe 4.0 readiness.
- AMD X570 chipset – The world’s first PCIe 4.0 supported X570 chipset for socket AM4 offering the broadest ecosystem readiness in AMD history, with over 50 new motherboard models as well as PCIe 4.0 storage solutions.
- RDNA gaming architecture and AMD Radeon RX 5700-series – RDNA, the next foundational gaming architecture designed to drive the future of gaming, delivers incredible performance, power, and memory efficiency in a smaller package compared to the previous generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. RDNA will power the upcoming 7nm Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards, which feature high-speed GDDR6 memory and support for the PCIe 4.0 interface.
- Datacenter updates – A demonstration of a 2nd Gen AMD EPYC server platform showed a 2nd Gen EPYC-based processor outperformed two Intel Xeons by more than 2x on the NAMD benchmark. Additionally, AMD and Microsoft Azure announced the achievement of previously unobtainable levels of performance for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using an Azure HB cloud instance running on a 1st Gen AMD EPYC-processor-based system.