AMD RDNA

AMD announced RDNA, a brand new GPU architecture for gaming . GCN will continue for some graphics products but the new architecture will be employed in new cards down the road.

AMD said the new RDNA offers Higher IPC, new multi-level cache hierarchy, new design pipeline. Reports 1.25x IPC, 1.5 performance/clk. AMD said it will be branded as RX 5000 family in tune for the 50th anniversary of AMD’s establishment.

The first new AM4 processors will be the $329 Ryzen 3700X, an eight-core, 16-thread 3.6GHz base, 4.4GHz max, component, with 36MB total cache and 65W TDP. Or there’s the beefier $399 3800X, again eight cores, 16 threads, but clocked at 3.9GHz base, 4.5GHz max, again 36MB total cache, and a higher TDP of 105W. The 3800X was shown at Computex with up to 40 lanes of PCIe 4.0.

Third-generation Ryzen chips are due to go on sale July 7. That’s 7nm on 7/7. Specs are here.

  • Ryzen 5 3600 6C/12T 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W 32MB L3 Cache 
  • Ryzen 5 3600X 6C/12T 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W 32MB L3 Cache 
  • Ryzen 7 3700X 8C/16T 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W 32MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 7 3800X 8C/16T 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W 32MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 9 3900X 12C/24T 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W 64MB L3 Cache

AMD mobile and desktop processors are now available in Lenovo, HP and Dell. Intel shortgages have made more markets for AMD available.

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