E3 hasn’t been just for games for a while. Though video games have been the focus till now, companies like AMD are currently focusing on the platform where we play on, which is sometimes crucial to what we play. The company today announced a whole line of new CPUs and GPUs which are intended to make gaming better.
Well, what’s the thing both have in common? They run on 7nm, and do you know what it is?
Processor makers like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm have been talking a lot about nanometers over the past few years. The nanometers specifically refer to the die size of their processors. Obtaining accompanying boost, performance, and energy efficiency, and the ability to shrink die sizes yearly has been more difficult, therefore every nanometer has started to count.
Design of this new chipset has been heralded as a significant breakthrough in scalability and driving performance, especially as it becomes tough to build large silicon with high frequencies on extremely small process nodes. Today AMD went into more detail about the ZEN 2 core, providing justification for the +15% clock-for-clock performance increase over the previous generation.
To be clear, this isn’t the first time AMD released a 7nm chipset. It launched the Radeon VII, which is a 7nm GPU, back in January. The new 5700 and 5700XT are based on the brand new RDNA architecture that would also be appearing in the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles next year.
AMD ‘Matisse’ Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs
|Ryzen 9||3950X||16C||32T||3.5||4.7||8 MB||64 MB||16+4+4||3200||105W||$749|
|Ryzen 9||3900X||12C||24T||3.8||4.6||6 MB||64 MB||16+4+4||3200||105W||$499|
|Ryzen 7||3800X||8C||16T||3.9||4.5||4 MB||32 MB||16+4+4||3200||105W||$399|
|Ryzen 7||3700X||8C||16T||3.6||4.4||4 MB||32 MB||16+4+4||3200||65W||$329|
|Ryzen 5||3600X||6C||12T||3.8||4.4||3 MB||32 MB||16+4+4||3200||95W||$249|
|Ryzen 5||3600||6C||12T||3.6||4.2||3 MB||32 MB||16+4+4||3200||65W||$199|
According to AMD, the RX 5700RT has a die that’s half the size of the last generation’s Vega 64. It has a double-digit better performance on four of the ten games tested, while single-digit improvements on the other six. All being only $30 more.
Today, AMD also spoke a lot about the third generation Ryzen processors it announced in May. This Ryzen processor might confuse you all since its based on a new architecture, Zen 2, which is the 3rd generation of Zen and not the 2nd. Thus, by repeatedly watching or reading about AMD products, all the newcomers are very much eager to operate these new-gen consoles.