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AMD reveal details on Ryzen 9 3950X and Radeon RX 5700 at E3

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News out of E3 to start the day with, as AMD gave out a lot more details on more exciting hardware coming with the third-generation Ryzen 9 and the Radeon RX 5700.

Let's start with the specifications of their new GPU, the 7nm Radeon RX 5700 which will come in three different models. This is the GPU that will be using their brand new "ground-breaking" RDNA "gaming" architecture and they will be the first to support PCIe 4.0.

  • Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition
    • 40 compute units, 2,560 stream processors, up to 10.14 TFLOPS, 8GB GDDR6, 1,680MHz base clock + 1,830MHz "game clock" and up to 1,980MHz boost. Price around $499.
  • Radeon RX 5700 XT
    • 40 compute units, 2,560 stream processors, up to 9.75 TFLOPS, 8GB GDDR6, 1,605MHz base clock + 1,755MHz "game clock" and up to 1,905MHz boost. Priced around $449.
  • Radeon RX 5700
    • 36 compute units, 2,304 stream processors, up to 7.95 TFLOPS, 8GB GDDR6, 1,465MHz base clock + 1,625MHz "game clock" and up to 1,725MHz boost. Price around $379.

All of which are expected to be available on July 7th.

To go along with that AMD also announced FidelityFX, an open-source developer toolkit that will be up in "the coming weeks" on GPUOpen. AMD say this will make it easier for game developer to make high-quality post-processing effects while balancing performance and looks. This will include "Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS)" to give detail to low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts and Unity will be integrating it.

AMD also revealed their latest 3rd generation Ryzen 9 and it sounds like quite the monster with a ridiculous 16 cores:

  • Ryzen 9 3950X
    • 16/32 cores and threads, 105W TDP, 4.7GHz boost and 3.5GHz base. Price around $749 and it's launching in September.

That's in addition to the previously announced Zen 2 Ryzen 3 models that will be launching next month on July 7th.

You can find those details and more here.

Considering the pricing level and the performance they offer there, it's quite likely my next machine will have an AMD CPU. This is the first time I am truly considering doing it since my early days of computing! Probably not the Ryzen 9 3950X though, more likely the reasonably priced Ryzen 9 3900X which is still a beast.

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mylka 11 June 2019 at 5:08 pm UTC
Brisse
mylkathey also say it is for 1440 and 4K gaming, but they only have 8GB VRAM.

8GiB is plenty. I've only got 4GiB, and while it is sometimes borderline, it's still fine for 1440p.

for now. but what about games in 2 years?
a 2070 with 8GB for assassins creed in 4K is on its edge
also it would be a selling point. nvidia still has ray tracing and DLSS

navi benchmarks and prices didnt blow my mind and its not like i can say, that my next card will be an AMD again
TimeFreeze 11 June 2019 at 6:15 pm UTC
No matter how good the Hardware will get. I will use my trusty PC till it dies!
x_wing 11 June 2019 at 7:03 pm UTC
mylkanavi benchmarks and prices didnt blow my mind and its not like i can say, that my next card will be an AMD again

If you meant for the leaked benchs, those showed that it was slightly better than a 2070. And as the 2070/80 GPU have 8GB of VRAM, there isn't much to choose from both sides in the end (or we have to accept that in two years you will get the same problem on both sides -- still, I disagree with this). By the way, if RT is the selling point, forget about 4K gaming.

Anyway, if you want to game at 4k, you should go for whatever gives you the best performance, so 2080 Ti may be the only real option for now.
jarhead_h 12 June 2019 at 4:20 am UTC
DedaleNo one here spooked by the fan on X570 motherboards ? (And their prices)

Are you kidding? I just added an 850 watt PSU to my Amazon shopping cart and I'm pulling the trigger Friday. In August I'm buying the ASUS Crosshair 570, whatever 32GB DDR4 quad channel kit is recommended, the 12 core Ryzen 9, a PCIE4.0 1TB NVME, and a few months later I will be topping it off with one of these 5700XTs and an 1440p 32in LG Qdot monitor. This will be my first completely new rig in ten years. My first time in ten years not stuck at 1080p 60hz because I'm using a TV. My first time in ten years that I'm not using an AMD platform PC strictly because it's the only one I can afford but instead because it just plain kicks ass. And I'm upgrading from a PhenomII 960T in a socket AM3 mobo(not even AM3+), so I'm actually going to notice THE DIFFERENCE.

I MIGHT have to recycle a Samsung 840 EVO SSD until some company can get a reliable PCIE4.0 NVME out. BooHoo. II have decided to postpone upgrading to 4K until bare minimum Summer 2020 because the industry just doesn't have that ready yet, either on the GPU side or the monitor side. I haven't decided on the distro yet. I'm torn between PopOS and Fedora30, with F30 being what I'm using right now.

Going to need this machine to edit video for a Youtube channel. Also, I couldn't believe it, but a few of those trailers from E3 other than DOOM Eternal looked like they might be worth trying, especially the stuff from SquareEnix.

So the first thing that I'm going to do is install Mankind Divided, Arkham Knight, Sniper Elite 3+4, the New Wolfensteins, FFX/X-2, and anything else that I haven't installed yet due to some hardware limitation that delivers a completely subpar experience.


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crt0mega 12 June 2019 at 6:47 am UTC
jarhead_hAre you kidding? I just added an 850 watt PSU to my Amazon shopping cart and I'm pulling the trigger Friday. In August I'm buying the ASUS Crosshair 570, whatever 32GB DDR4 quad channel kit is recommended, the 12 core Ryzen 9, a PCIE4.0 1TB NVME, and a few months later I will be topping it off with one of these 5700XTs and an 1440p 32in LG Qdot monitor. This will be my first completely new rig in ten years. My first time in ten years not stuck at 1080p 60hz because I'm using a TV. My first time in ten years that I'm not using an AMD platform PC strictly because it's the only one I can afford but instead because it just plain kicks ass. And I'm upgrading from a PhenomII 960T in a socket AM3 mobo(not even AM3+), so I'm actually going to notice THE DIFFERENCE.

I MIGHT have to recycle a Samsung 840 EVO SSD until some company can get a reliable PCIE4.0 NVME out. BooHoo. II have decided to postpone upgrading to 4K until bare minimum Summer 2020 because the industry just doesn't have that ready yet, either on the GPU side or the monitor side. I haven't decided on the distro yet. I'm torn between PopOS and Fedora30, with F30 being what I'm using right now.

Going to need this machine to edit video for a Youtube channel. Also, I couldn't believe it, but a few of those trailers from E3 other than DOOM Eternal looked like they might be worth trying, especially the stuff from SquareEnix.

So the first thing that I'm going to do is install Mankind Divided, Arkham Knight, Sniper Elite 3+4, the New Wolfensteins, FFX/X-2, and anything else that I haven't installed yet due to some hardware limitation that delivers a completely subpar experience.

Sounds like an awesome setup, especially when you finally get your hands on that PCIe 4.0 SSD
jarhead_h 12 June 2019 at 12:16 pm UTC
crt0megaSounds like an awesome setup, especially when you finally get your hands on that PCIe 4.0 SSD

Companies that have announced so far include Gigabyte, PNY, Cosair. Others might join in by August.
buono 12 June 2019 at 12:54 pm UTC
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@jarhead let us know in the forums how you get on with the build. There must be plenty of us looking to upgrade in the next couple of months (I'm beginning to get the itch again. )and a little feedback of linux performance would be great. Good luck!
mylka 12 June 2019 at 3:31 pm UTC
jarhead_h
DedaleNo one here spooked by the fan on X570 motherboards ? (And their prices)

Are you kidding? I just added an 850 watt PSU to my Amazon shopping cart and

i dont think you need 850 watt for this setup

i had an AMD Phenom II and an OC r9 280x. both sucked power like crazy and i just have 530 watts
AMD is way economical now!

now i got an i5 and a rx580 and still the 530w psu does its work

and i am sure it will be enough for my next PC, unless it dies.
jarhead_h 13 June 2019 at 12:36 am UTC
mylka
jarhead_h
DedaleNo one here spooked by the fan on X570 motherboards ? (And their prices)

Are you kidding? I just added an 850 watt PSU to my Amazon shopping cart and

i dont think you need 850 watt for this setup

i had an AMD Phenom II and an OC r9 280x. both sucked power like crazy and i just have 530 watts
AMD is way economical now!

now i got an i5 and a rx580 and still the 530w psu does its work

and i am sure it will be enough for my next PC, unless it dies.


I might add a second graphics card and will probably convert the whole thing to liquid cooling at some point. Always better to have more than you need.
Brisse 13 June 2019 at 12:45 am UTC
jarhead_hI might add a second graphics card and will probably convert the whole thing to liquid cooling at some point. Always better to have more than you need.

Perfectly legit excuse if you need a second card for compute. I have 750W for the same reason and I did have two Fury's for a while even though I'm back to one now. Forget using multi-GPU for gaming though. It's beyond useless.
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