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AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su: high-end GPU market is 'very important to us'

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 7, 2020 09:11 pm CST

CES 2020 - AMD was swinging big at CES 2020 this year between unveiling its new Ryzen 4000 series mobile CPUs, crazy 64-core/128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor and the new mid-range Radeon RX 5600 XT. But what about Big Navi, aka Navi 21 and the high-end enthusiast graphics card market?

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Thousands of gamers and Radeon fans were thirsty for something -- anything -- to be said about AMD's return to the high-end graphics card market. AMD didn't say anything officially during its CES 2020 keynote, but AMD CEO Dr. Lisu Su sat down for a media Q&A round table and was asked the heavy questions.

AnandTech has it laid all out for your viewing pleasure, with a question from Gorgon Ung from PC World asking: "Do you think that AMD has to have a high-end competitor in the discrete graphics market?". Lisa replied: "[laughs] I know those on Reddit want a high-end Navi! You should expect that we will have a high-end Navi, and that it is important to have it. The discrete graphics market, especially at the high-end, is very important to us. So you should expect that we will have a high-end Navi, although I don't usually comment on unannounced products".

Xbox Series X new die shot teases beautiful AMD custom 7nm APU

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 7, 2020 05:00 am CST

It must be the day to show off the semi-custom APUs for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X console, with Senior Director of Hardware at Xbox, David Prien, teasing some gorgeous Xbox Series X APUs.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer updated his Twitter profile picture in the last 24 hours with a photo of the Xbox Scarlett APU, but the image wasn't perfect. Prien trumped him, throwing up a picture of 7 different Xbox Series X APUs in a tray, and I don't think I've seen anything more beautiful.

The new Xbox Series X console will be powered by a semi-custom chip using Zen 2-based CPU cores and a new RDNA2-based GPU from AMD with hardware ray tracing abilities. The new Xbox Scarlett APU will be made on the 7nm node and will power the next-gen Xbox Series X console when it launches in Q4 2020.

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AMD adds new tier system to its FreeSync display tech

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 09:27 pm CST

CES 2020 - AMD expanded on its FreeSync display technology at CES 2020, adding a new tier system to the range that sees the introduction of FreeSync Premium and FreeSync Premium Pro.

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The new FreeSync Premium and FreeSync Premium Pro displays will be two new tiers above the regular FreeSync tier, which will be a new baseline for laptops and desktop monitors. What AMD will be adding with FreeSync Premium is that it will be a minimum 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and low framerate compensation (LFC).

AMD's flagship FreeSync Premium Pro monitors will have the same minimum 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and LFC -- but will add in HDR technology. FreeSync Premium Pro is what AMD used to call FreeSync 2 HDR -- but a new dab of paint has been applied. FreeSync Premium is the new entry here, while AMD is just getting their FreeSync branding into a better firing line starting 2020 off with a bang.

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Intel DG1 discrete graphics card teased at CES 2020

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 08:23 pm CST

CES 2020 - Intel teased its DG1 discrete graphics card at CES 2020, running Destiny 2 during its CES 2020 keynote presentation.

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We don't know if it was a real-time demo running at the show, or a pre-recorded clip just yet -- but I'm going with the latter. Intel teased that its DG1 discrete GPU is running, showing off a quick less-than-30-second video of a game running on Intel's new DG1 discrete GPU. Intel showed off the DG1 demo right after talking about its new Tiger Lake architecture, coming later in 2020 on 10nm.

Intel showed off the new DG1 graphics card (I'm guessing in prototype form) running Destiny 2 -- but at an unknown resolution, detail level, or frame rate. Literally nothing to go by at all, just a demo from a mysterious 'DG1'. Did Intel just have another water chiller moment at CES 2020?

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT announced, starts at $279

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 04:40 pm CST

CES 2020 - AMD didn't really make its new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card a big surprise, but now it's official and the latest member of the Navi graphics card family is here and priced at $279.

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AMD's new Radeon RX 5600 XT features a Navi 10 GPU with 2304 cores, 6GB of GDDR6 at 12Gbps on a 192-bit memory bus. The Navi 10 GPU in reference form has its GPU clocked at 1130/1375/1560MHz for base, game, and boost clocks respectively. The GDDR6 will have 288GB/sec bandwidth at its disposal.

The new Radeon RX 5600 XT will require just a single 8-pin PCIe power connector with a 150W TBP (total board power), with AMD tapping its RDNA1 architecture, PCIe 4.0 interface, and made on the fresh 7nm node. There are plenty of custom Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards on the way from SAPPHIRE, MSI, XFX, ASUS, and others.

Watch AMD's CES 2020 keynote presentation right here

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 04:01 pm CST

CES 2020 - AMD is about to kick off its CES 2020 press conference, with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to take the stage and blow us all away for another year of Team Red domination.

You can watch it all with the world right here in the above video, where we should see a bunch of new announcements and products including the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X workstation CPU, and mid-range Navi-based Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card among other products.

We should be introduced to some kick ass stuff during the press conference, so be sure to tune in -- it's just started!

NVIDIA CES 2020 Game Ready Driver: packed to the RTX brim of goodies

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2020 07:00 am CST

CES 2020 - NVIDIA has unleashed a special new CES 2020 labeled driver, with the new CES 2020 Game Ready Driver including a bunch of new features and adding performance to the latest AAA games.

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The new driver includes a slew of new features that see NVIDIA starting off 2020 with a bang, helping out RTX ray tracing and LSS support for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, as well as a new VRSS feature that taps Turing's Variable Rate Shading technology to improve image quality in VR games -- something I'll be testing next week. The full feature list of NVIDIA's new CES 2020 Game Ready Driver:

  • A new Max Frame Rate setting in the NVIDIA Control Panel to help save power, reduce system latency, and more.
  • VRSS feature that uses Turing's Variable Rate Shading to improve image quality in VR games
  • A new Freestyle split-screen filter lets you showcase screenshots or videos in a side-by-side or even a blended fashion.
  • An update to the Image Sharpening filter that lets users enable GPU scaling without image sharpening, and even supports custom resolutions.
  • Adds support for an additional 8 G-SYNC Compatible displays. Adding these to the previously mentioned 2020 LG OLED TVs brings the total number of G-SYNC Compatible displays to 90.
  • And more

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ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming: fastest custom RX 5600 XT?

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2020 05:24 am CST

ASRock is coming out swinging with its own leaks on their custom Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, that the company will be calling their RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3.

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The new ASRock RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 is a factory-overclocked Radeon RX 5600 XT, offering up the Navi 10 at its fastest GPU clocks yet (before it's even announced) at 1355, 1560, and 1620MHz boost GPU clocks respectively. It still has 6GB of GDDR6 at 12Gbps on a 192-bit memory bus, all powered with a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

ASRock is using a smaller PCB here with its RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3, at just 29cm -- but the card has a larger cooling system that runs right over the PCB. I'd love to see a custom version of this with the cooler running up to the edge of the PCB for smaller, mITX gaming PCs powered by the ASRock RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 graphics card.

XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO STAGING leaked, looks great

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2020 04:36 am CST

Today is the day of custom Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards leaking, with our first look at the custom MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT MECH (and MECH OC) models but now we're getting a look at XFX's own custom RX 5600 XT.

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XFX's upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO STAGING has a strange name, and I seriously do not know why it's called this. The original THICC branding was kinda cool as a tongue-in-cheek thing, but PRO STAGING? Yeah, I don't know. The new XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO STAGING has factory overclocking at up to 1460MHz in game mode, but we don't know anything more about its boost clocks.

We should see the XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO STAGING coming in faster than MSI's second-best RX 5600 XT MECH OC (the GAMING series will beat the MECH series). But XFX's new card will also include the same 6GB GDDR6 at 12Gbps on a 192-bit memory bus.

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MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT MECH series teased, dual-fan design at play

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2020 04:00 am CST

AMD is expected to unveil its new Navi 10-based Radeon RX 5600 XT grapphics card at CES 2020 in the next couple of days, but now we have some leaks from MSI's new MECH range of cards.

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MSI's upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT MECH graphics cards have been leaked, with teh MECH series cards finding their place just under the flagship GAMING series. MSI's upcoming cards will come in two SKUs with an OC and non-OC model in the upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT MECH graphics cards.

The overclocked RX 5600 XT MECH OC graphics card has 1185, 1420, 1600MHz GPU clocks for base, game, and boost mode respectively. The non-OC version of the RX 5600 XT will have its Navi 10 GPU clocked at 1130, 1375, and 1570MHz for base, game, and boost clocks respectively. Both models include 6GB of GDDR6 memory at 12Gbps on a 192-bit memory interface and a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, with a TDP that should find itself at 150W or so.

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