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09:45 12/06/2019 |

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Advanced Micro Devices unveils a new 7-nanometer, 16-core Ryzen 3 processor and a 7-nanometer Navi graphics processing unit

(Tech) It’s been a good week for AMD, considering on Sunday Microsoft announced that AMD’s processor and graphics chips would be used in Project Scarlett, which is Microsoft’s new game console coming in the holidays of 2020.



The Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores, 32 threads, 4.7-GHz boost frequency, 3.5 GHz base frequency, and 72 megabytes of cache. It runs on 105 watts and will be shipping in September, Su said. And she said it is competitive with the competing Intel i9-9900K processor at less than half the price of what Intel is charging.

Meanwhile, AMD also unveiled its Radeon RX 5700 Series, which uses the RDNA graphics architecture. In the meantime, AMD is now poised to ship both 7-nanometer graphics processing units (GPUs) and processors in the coming months. The company showed how the latest AMD processor could run Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 better than Intel’s competing chip.

AMD’s chips are targeting all parts of gaming - cloud gaming via data center hardware, PC gaming, and console gaming. AMD also recently partnered with Samsung to move into mobile markets. AMD’s chips will power Google’s Stadia infrastructure for cloud gaming, and AMD’s chips will be the heart of the upcoming PlayStation 5 from Sony.

AMD said that the Navi-based Radeon 5700 Series has 50% better performance per watt than the previous AMD Vega graphics architecture. It uses the RDNA graphics core architecture.

The new Navi-based designs have a streamlined graphics pipeline, said Scott Herkelman, general manager of the Radeon graphics chip business at AMD.


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