In Los Angeles died down CES 2020 — the largest exhibition of digital technologies that will become available to regular consumers. The star of the conference, of course, was AMD. The company introduced mobile and HEDT processors Ryzen, new graphics card and the technology of SmartShift — through dynamic control of the frequencies of the GPU and CPU it will enhance the performance of mobile systems in games. And now — more.
In the network there were already rumors about the decision, known as Renoir. It appeared to be a new mobile processor Ryzen 4000, which are based on considerably modified the architecture of Zen 2. New items will get integrated graphics and Vega will be built for 7-nm process. Professionals AMD managed to increase the energy efficiency of chips, but do not forget about the power, which will grow by about 20% compared to previous models Ryzen. The manufacturer did not miss the opportunity to compare its development with the counterparts from Intel: new bypasses even the desktop i7-9700K.
Processors will be presented in two versions — 4000U and Ryzen Ryzen 4000H. Chips the first series features high energy efficiency for use in the smallest mobile systems. The second will offer owners maximum capacity by four, six and eight cores and integrated graphics for five to eight cores. Detailed specifications of the models you can see in the image below.
The first notebooks based on the updated mobile series of processors from AMD will be released in the first quarter of 2020.
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Another new AMD became Ryzen Threadripper 3990X — the most powerful chip for high-performance systems for content-makers. Monstrous processor offers 64 cores and 128 threads with frequencies from 2.9 GHz to 4.3 GHz with a power consumption of 280 watts, the same for all Threadripper the current generation. The device is compatible with all platforms TRX40 that are suitable for the previously released models Threadripper. Interestingly, 3990X compatible with normal four-channel DDR4 memory.
Clearly the ratio of productivity to money shown in the image below. Ryzen Threadripper 3990X coped with the three-dimensional rendering of the scene faster than a set of two Xeon Platinum, which are 5 times more expensive.
Radeon 5600 XT
Another confirmed rumor is the new AMD, aimed at the medium budget segment. It is built on GPU-based Navi with the architecture of the RDNA of the first generation. 36 compute units provide 2304 streaming process — the values similar to the older RX 5700. In this case the clock frequency of the graphics processor 5600 XT is reduced to 1375 MHz in normal mode and up to 1560 MHz when overclocking (vs 1625 and 1725 MHz Radeon 5700).
In addition, the new device AMD has 6 GB of memory standard GDDR6 bandwidth 288 GB/s. Such parameters allow Radeon 5600 XT to compete with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti — new product slightly ahead of a competitive solution at the same price of $279. Accordingly, 5600 TX superior and Junior solutions GeForce — 1660 1660 and Super, leaving far behind the GeForce GTX 1060. Perhaps, in the near future, this course will change AMD’s competitive pricing policy.
Radeon 5600 XT will go on sale on January 21.
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New technology solution allows AMD to increase performance in games due to the interaction of the CPU and GPU. If the whole mobile system is based on products of the company, SmartShift will be able to dynamically control the distribution of clock frequencies, optimally sorting the load between the chips.
Ultimately, this gives about 10% extra performance in games, that can be a determining factor when choosing a mobile solution. In addition, SmartShift allows to increase the duration of the laptop without additional charge. The first device that uses the SmartShift will be Dell G5 SE — it will go on sale in the second quarter of 2020 at a price of $799.
Promises interesting new products?
Dr. Lisa su promised that in 2020, AMD will present more than 20 new products. We, of course, waiting announced back in 2019 «flagship Navi» — video card for maximum configuration chip with the architecture of the RDNA that is able to compete with the GeForce RTX 2080 2080 and Ti. However, the timing of the long-awaited announcement is not reported. In addition, it is still unclear whether or not «big Navi» hardware accelerated ray tracing, or it will happen later, in other cards. General Director of «red» and noted that AMD are waiting for a mass release of games with support for DXR, but it will not begin before the release of next-generation consoles at the end of 2020.