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Two big bits of AMD news to share with you this morning, as they appear to be going from strength to strength as a company.

Firstly, this week their financial reports went out and their strong growth has continued. The latest results cover the fourth quarter of last year and the annual results, on the whole they're doing well with around a 50% increase when compared with Q4 in 2018. For 2019 as a whole, they were up about 4% on revenue compared with 2018.

During the conference call following the report, AMD CEO Lisa Su announced (~42:10) that "So in 2019, we launched our new architecture in GPUs. It's the RDNA architecture, and that was the Navi-based products. You should expect that those will be refreshed in 2020, and we'll have a next-generation RDNA architecture that will be part of our 2020 line up.". Su stated that more will be detailed about them "at our financial analyst day" which should be in March. Once the info is out, we will let you know.

A strong AMD is good news for the industry, since it helps keep both Intel and NVIDIA in check on prices and keeps them all pushing technology forwards. It's also great to see AMD aren't slowing down on pushing out more advanced hardware, especially powerful GPUs to compete with NVIDIA.

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Could my dream finally come true. And AMD GPU which is stronger as my GTX 1080? *-*
kean 30 Jan
How is the driver support? I am planning to upgrade my CPU and GPU (1600 and 1060) to a 3600/3600x and 5600XT. I had issues in the past with my RX 480, but never with the 1060. Would you recommend switching back to AMD?
Eike 30 Jan
Quoting: keanHow is the driver support? I am planning to upgrade my CPU and GPU (1600 and 1060) to a 3600/3600x and 5600XT. I had issues in the past with my RX 480, but never with the 1060. Would you recommend switching back to AMD?

Opinions vary on this. :D

It's like asking which distribution is the best, just with two sides instead of a dozen. ;)

(My experiences with the Nvidia driver are very good. Can't say anything about the AMD side of things.)


Last edited by Eike on 30 January 2020 at 12:44 pm UTC
Zlopez 30 Jan
Quoting: keanHow is the driver support? I am planning to upgrade my CPU and GPU (1600 and 1060) to a 3600/3600x and 5600XT. I had issues in the past with my RX 480, but never with the 1060. Would you recommend switching back to AMD?

The AMD GPU drivers are now part of the kernel, I'm running on AMD RX 590 and don't have any issue at all.
Quoting: keanHow is the driver support? I am planning to upgrade my CPU and GPU (1600 and 1060) to a 3600/3600x and 5600XT. I had issues in the past with my RX 480, but never with the 1060. Would you recommend switching back to AMD?

I wouldn't do that, the 5600XT had a very bad launch. You don't know if you will get the card previous vBios or the new one, with higher clocks. Also have in mind that the card only has 6Gig of ram and with the new console generation the vRAM requirements are going to increase, so at least search for an 8 gig card.
If i were you a would wait to see new launches, the card can hold a little longer and also the cpu.
Nvidia also has a new architecture, that will mean that previous generations will drop in price to clear inventory, so you can pick a 5700/2070 with the money of a 5600/2060.


Last edited by somebody1121 on 30 January 2020 at 12:42 pm UTC
Nanobang 30 Jan
I've been discussing my decision to move to an AMD CPU over on the GoL forum, so this is well timed. Kinda feels good to think I'm part of a greater movement to AMD :) . I have to mention, too, how exciting it was to see Ubuntu specifically mentioned as being supported by AMD CPUs/mobos in several of the descriptions. Never ever saw that in all my years with Intel ... it felt cool.
dubigrasu 30 Jan
Good, good. Lower prices for Nvidia cards, or better AMD cards, I'll take that with both hands.
Quoting: keanHow is the driver support? I am planning to upgrade my CPU and GPU (1600 and 1060) to a 3600/3600x and 5600XT. I had issues in the past with my RX 480, but never with the 1060. Would you recommend switching back to AMD?

My partner's Rx Vega 56 has some driver issue that causes it to hang the system due to a bug with undervolting at high load. We applied some kernel workarounds to fix it, and ordered a bigger PSU so it won't need to undervolt. So, I guess there are issues, but in general it performs very well.
ATFx 30 Jan
Quoting: Vortex_AcheronticCould my dream finally come true. And AMD GPU which is stronger as my GTX 1080? *-*
I am very certain they have done that :) https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RX-5600-XT-New-vBIOS-Plus-ACO). AMD is doing a hammering of a great job on the Linux side of things for once. Alongside Valves help as well.
kean 30 Jan
Quoting: somebody1121
Quoting: keanHow is the driver support? I am planning to upgrade my CPU and GPU (1600 and 1060) to a 3600/3600x and 5600XT. I had issues in the past with my RX 480, but never with the 1060. Would you recommend switching back to AMD?

I wouldn't do that, the 5600XT had a very bad launch. You don't know if you will get the card previous vBios or the new one, with higher clocks. Also have in mind that the card only has 6Gig of ram and with the new console generation the vRAM requirements are going to increase, so at least search for an 8 gig card.
If i were you a would wait to see new launches, the card can hold a little longer and also the cpu.
Nvidia also has a new architecture, that will mean that previous generations will drop in price to clear inventory, so you can pick a 5700/2070 with the money of a 5600/2060.

That is not a problem for me, I have 70+ AMD cards for mining, I have no issue with BIOS tinkering :D Only the driver issues I had in the past.
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