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AMD tease two dates in October for Zen 3 and RDNA 2

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Are you ready for the next generation of AMD processors and graphics? Well, AMD have two events planned in October so it's time to get excited again.

We don't know exactly what they will announce, as they've only just given us the dates. For Zen 3 their new CPU architecture we're getting something on October 8, and for RDNA 2 their new GPU architecture some event is happening on October 28. Quite a while to wait on both counts, which is a little surprising.

Source - AMD Gaming Twitter, teasing that "A new era of leadership performance across computing and graphics is coming. The journey begins on October 8.".

NVIDIA only just recently announced the RTX 30 series, with them due to release this month so AMD are running quite behind here overall. We knew they were both due to be properly announced this year though, and with the pandemic it probably hasn't been easy for any vendor to keep to their schedules.

This is all especially exciting though! On the CPU side, because AMD are continuing to be extremely competitive on both price and performance while Intel are struggling with smaller processing nodes. So AMD coming back again, with another push forwards is going to be fun to see. On the GPU side though, is where things get even more interesting, partly because this will bring Ray Tracing as well. Having all PC GPU vendors with Ray Tracing should bring it forwards, especially with Intel's new Xe-HPG GPUs coming next year too also with Ray Tracing.

What are you hoping for? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments.

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CatKiller 10 Sep
Quoting: The_Aquabatwhat a coincidence this post gave the bad Mojo to my 5600xt, I swear it was rock stable for 1 month, now I got a Green Screen Of Death. Searched on google seems a fairly common issue, mostly happening on windows. To be honest I experienced this Green Screen of Death before, but only while overclocking, I thought it was only a normal overclocking issue that every gpu has when pushing clocks and voltages (to be fair polaris also had some issues when overclocking). So the culprit might have something to do with clocks or voltage, but this time I was not overclocking just watching a youtube video.

That means that your framebuffer is full of 00FF00. Another failure mode is when your framebuffer is full of FF00FF (magenta).
Hori 10 Sep
I don't expect AMD to come too close to Nvidia levels of performance (they'd need to make too big a jump over their last generation), but I do expect great improvements compared to their last gen.
And hopefully, the next generation after this we will finally see some real competition between the two.
But yeah... in the GPU space, AMD still has a lot of catching up do to.

But who knows... they might surprise us. Anything's possible I suppose.

They pretty much won in the CPU market so they can focus more on the GPU in the future. But here they actually it's gonna be more difficult since, unlike Intel, Nvidia hasn't stopped innovating and improving while they were dominating the market. Intel was an easy target but this one is a completely different story.
Excepting arrogance and price increases, Nvidia hasn't suffered much from complacency due to holding a monopoly, so we'll have to see how well AMD handles this opponent.
dr_jekyll 10 Sep
Will be interesting to see the price tags, esspecially for the GPUs, because there had to be a reason Microsoft picked it for the new XBox, so I hope both performance and price will be good.
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