AMD at Computex 2019 – Dr Lisa Su, AMD President and Chief Executive Officer, delivered the inaugural keynote presentation, demonstrating high-performance 7nm-based computing and graphics products that will bring new levels of performance, features, and experiences for PC gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators.
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
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
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.
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