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AMD Launches the 7nm Gaming Platform

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Today, AMD has announced the global availability of its new leadership PC gaming platform based on AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors, as well as AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Processors with Radeon Graphics (APUs). Together, these offerings take gaming performance, immersive experiences, and visual fidelity to new heights.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards redefine what is possible in 1440p gaming. Built on the ground-breaking all-new AMD RDNA gaming architecture and 7nm process technology, the new graphics cards deliver superior visual fidelity, lightning-fast performance and advanced features to power the latest AAA and eSports titles. Starting today, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards are available on AMD.com and from leading etailers and retailers for $399 and $349 USD SEP, respectively, and the 50th Anniversary Edition Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card is available while supplies last for $449 USD SEP from AMD.com and JD.com.

With up to 12 cores and 24 threads now available, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors are another powerful demonstration of the technology leadership of AMD, delivering the first high-performance 7nm processors in consumer desktop PCs. Building on the legacy of high-performance “Zen” architectures, the “Zen 2” microarchitecture incorporates enhancements that deliver a significant IPC uplift of an estimated 15 percent generationally for faster gaming and content creation. Beginning today, 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors, including the new Ryzen 3000 Series Processors with Radeon Graphics, are available globally at leading etailers and retailers starting at just $99 USD SEP.

“We are proud to deliver our newest AMD Radeon graphics cards and AMD Ryzen processor products to create the ultimate PC gaming platform with leadership performance at every price point,” said Dr. Lisa Su, President, and CEO, AMD. “AMD is committed to driving innovation and competition across the computing and graphics markets to give PC enthusiasts, gamers and creators incredible experiences and unmatched value.”

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards harness the RDNA gaming architecture, which was built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, and designed to power the future of PC, console, mobile, and cloud-based gaming. The new RDNA architecture supports high-speed GDDR6 memory, provides PCIe 4.0 support, and provides up to 1.25X higher performance-per-clock and up to 1.5X higher performance-per-watt over AMD’s previous Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, enabling hyper-realistic, ultra-responsive and high-framerate gaming experiences.

The newest Radeon graphics cards offer powerful new features to elevate 1440p gaming, including:

  • Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) – Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by other post-process effects in DirectX 9, 12, and Vulkan titles. When paired with Radeon GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on very high-resolution displays.
  • FidelityFX – Offers an open-source toolkit for game developers with high-quality post-process effects to help make games look beautiful while offering an optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines.
  • Radeon Anti-Lag – Optimized for eSports, improves competitiveness by decreasing input-to-display response times by up to 31 percent.
Model Compute Units Stream Processors TFLOPS GDDR6 (GB) Base Clock (MHz) Game Clock (MHz) Boost Clock (MHz) SEP(USD)
50th Anniversary Edition Radeon RX 5700 XT 40 2,560 Up to 10.14 8 1,680 1,830 Up to 1,980 $449
Radeon RX 5700 XT 40 2,560 Up to 9.75 8 1,605 1,755 Up to 1,905 $399
Radeon RX 5700 36 2,304 Up to 7.95 8 1,465 1,625 Up to 1,725 $349

Built on power-efficient 7nm-based processors, the new 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors enable ultimate performance, power efficiency, and core counts across single-thread and multi-thread workloads, offering:

  • Elite gaming performance – With higher clock speeds, more performance per clock, and larger L3 cache than the previous generation, plus new synergies with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors enable more powerful and smoother gaming experiences across 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
  • Winning content creation performance – For content creators,3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors enable a commanding performance advantage over the competition in rendering, encoding, color grading, and more.
  • Cooler and quieter PC experience – 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors offer supreme performance with highly energy efficient operation, enabling up to 58% better performance-per-watt on Ryzen 9 Processors and up to 30% better performance-per-watt on Ryzen 7 Processors — all while running in a highly efficient, low-power envelope — than the competition.
  • Overclocking made simple – Like all AMD Ryzen Processors, 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors are fully multiplier and voltage unlocked. New Precision Boost Overdrive with Automatic Overclocking can deliver even higher performance on 3000 Series Ryzen 5, 7, and 9 processors by communicating with the user’s motherboard and increasing the maximum clock frequency by up to 200MHz at the touch of a button. A new and improved AMD Ryzen Master Software utility is also available, including a redesigned user interface and many new features, offering users an easy way to squeeze every drop of performance from their AMD Ryzen Desktop Processor.

Additionally, with the release of the 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors, AMD designed and unveiled the new X570 chipset for AMD Socket AM4, enabling the world’s first platform with PCIe4.0 support for consumers. Unique support for PCIe 4.0 paves the way for new classes of high-performance graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more. With over 100 AM4 motherboards currently in the market, our partners are expected to introduce an additional 50+ models with the new AMD X570 chipset to complete the widest selection of launch motherboards in AMD history.

Together, the 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processor family with a X570 motherboard enable more high-speed ports and lanes than any other mainstream socket – a truly enthusiast-worthy solution.

3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors Cores/
Threads
TDP (Watts) Boost/Base Freq. (GHz) L2 + L3 Cache (MB) PCIe 4.0 Lanes (processor + AMD X570) SEP (USD)
Ryzen 9 3950X 16/32 105 4.7/3.5 72 44 (36 useable) Available September 2019
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 105 4.6/3.8 70 44 (36 useable) $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16 105 4.5/3.9 36 44 (36 useable) $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 65 4.4/3.6 36 44 (36 useable) $329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 95 4.4/3.8 35 44 (36 useable) $249
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 65 4.2/3.6 35 44 (36 useable) $199

AMD also announced availability of the Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Processors with Radeon Graphics, armed with higher CPU and graphics clock speeds than its prior generation of processors, plus new driver features like Radeon Anti-Lag. Offering best-in-class graphics performance; smooth framerates for 1080p gamers; 4K HDR streaming capabilities; and Radeon FreeSync support, the latest generation of AMD Ryzen Processors with Graphics are ideal for affordable gaming rigs, SFF PCs, HTPCs, and other unique builds.

Ryzen 3000 Series Processors with Radeon Graphics Cores /
Threads
TDP (Watts) Boost/Base Freq. (GHz) Graphics (Graphics Clock) L2 + L3 Cache (MB) SEP1 (USD)
Ryzen 5 3400G 4/8 65 4.2/3.7 Radeon RX Vega 11 (1400 MHz) 6 $149
Ryzen 3 3200G 4/4 65 4.0/3.6 Radeon Vega 8 (1250 MHz) 6 $99

AMD is also offering the Xbox Game Pass for PC, providing complimentary, three-month access to Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards, AMD Ryzen 3000 Series processors, and other select AMD products from participating retailers.

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CORSAIR Adds Two New Products to its VENGEANCE RGB DDR4 Memory Lineup

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CORSAIR has today announced two new high-performance additions to its famed VENGEANCE DDR4 lineup: CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB RT and CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB RS. Initially available in frequencies up to 4,600MHz and kits up to 256GB for VENGEANCE RGB RT, and frequencies up to 3,600MHz and kits up to 128GB for VENGEANCE RGB RS, both ranges feature a striking new design, showcasing dynamic, panoramic RGB lighting atop reimagined modern heat spreader profiles, for eye-catching modules that befit bold PC builds. Beneath the stylish exteriors, VENGEANCE RGB RT and VENGEANCE RGB RS continue the CORSAIR legacy for performance and quality, with tightly screened memory chips optimized for peak performance and overclocking potential, all backed by a lifetime warranty.

Specially optimized for AMD DDR4 motherboards, VENGEANCE RGB RT ensures lightning-fast response times and maximum bandwidth, with the looks to match. Ten individually addressable RGB LEDs are encased in a panoramic light bar that provides unobstructed wraparound illumination, for fantastic RGB lighting from any viewing angle.

Available in gunmetal and white color variations, the module’s distinctive dual-tone solid aluminum heat spreader efficiently conducts heat away from your system. When fitted to compatible AMD motherboards, VENGEANCE RGB RT automatically configures to the maximum supported speed of your system, delivering faster load times, multitasking, and more, all without any tinkering in BIOS. Whether you’re an experienced PC builder or a first-timer, VENGEANCE RGB RT combines stunning looks and great performance, with simple AMD-friendly compatibility.

VENGEANCE RGB RS features an impressive performance on both Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboards. Six individually addressable RGB LEDs are incorporated in their own panoramic light bar, smoothly diffusing RGB lighting for vivid preset or custom lighting effects. An aluminum heat spreader efficiently disperses heat during even the most strenuous tasks, so you can push your memory to the limits without breaking a sweat. VENGEANCE RGB RS also supports Intel XMP 2.0, activating higher frequencies and performance with simple one-setting installation and setup.

Both VENGEANCE RGB RT and RS continue the legacy of high-frequency performance and reliability for which CORSAIR memory is world-renowned. Utilizing a custom PCB for high signal quality and stability, each memory chip is carefully screened and selected for performance and overclocking potential. Both modules’ RGB lighting is massively customizable through CORSAIR iCUE software and can be synchronized with all iCUE-compatible devices throughout your setup for stunning lighting effects across the iCUE ecosystem. For remarkable DDR4 performance in a striking new design, VENGEANCE RGB RT and VENGEANCE RGB RS will visualize, synchronize, and mesmerize.

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Intel Intros New High-Performance Graphics Brand Called Intel Arc

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Intel has revealed the brand for its upcoming consumer high-performance graphics products: Intel Arc. The Arc brand will cover hardware, software and services, and will span multiple hardware generations, with the first generation, based on the Xe HPG microarchitecture, code-named Alchemist (formerly known as DG2).

Intel also revealed the code names of future generations under the Arc brand: Battlemage, Celestial and Druid. “Today marks a key moment in the graphics journey we started just a few years ago. The launch of the Intel Arc brand and the reveal of future hardware generations signifies Intel’s deep and continued commitment to gamers and creators everywhere. We have teams doing incredible work to ensure we deliver first-class and frictionless experiences when these products are available early next year,” said Roger Chandler, Intel vice president and general manager of Client Graphics Products and Solutions.

Intel Xe is a scalable graphics and compute architecture designed to deliver exceptional performance and functionality spanning integrated to discrete and data centers to supercomputers. Upcoming Intel Arc Graphics products are based on the Xe HPG microarchitecture, a convergence of Intel’s Xe LP, HP and HPC microarchitectures, that will deliver scalability and compute efficiency with advanced graphics features.

The first generation of Intel Arc products, code-named Alchemist, will feature hardware-based ray tracing and artificial intelligence-driven super sampling, and offer full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate. Intel’s long-term vision is to bring frictionless gaming and content creation experiences to gamers and creators worldwide, giving them innovation and choice in hardware coupled with open and accessible software tools. Alchemist products will arrive in the first quarter of 2022.

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Kingston’s FURY Range of Memory Products Start Shipping

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Kingston FURY, a division of Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., announced today it has begun shipping its high-performance memory: Kingston FURY Renegade, Kingston FURY Beast, and Kingston FURY Impact. Enthusiasts and gamers can give their systems the upgrade they need and want with modules in DDR4 RGB, DDR4 non-RGB, and DDR3.

Perfect for the gamer who wants cutting-edge performance, Kingston FURY Renegade DDR4 RGB allows you to crank up your frame rate, keep your streams broadcasting smoothly, and plough through your highlight reel editing. Offering speeds up to 4600MHz2 paired with quick CL15-CL19 latencies. The dynamic RGB lighting utilises Kingston FURY’s patented Infrared Sync Technology to provide smooth, synchronised lighting effects. With its own aggressive, stylish black heat spreader and matching black PCB Kingston FURY Renegade DDR4 also provides ultra-fast speeds up to 5333MHz, paired with quick CL13-CL20 timings.

Both are Intel XMP certified with profiles that are optimised for Intel’s latest chipsets – just select the hand-tuned profile in your BIOS and you’re ready to strike fear in the hearts of your foes. Available in single module capacities of 8GB – 32GB and kits of 2, 4, and 8 with capacities up to 256GB. Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 RGB and Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 provide powerful performance boost for gaming, video editing, and rendering with speeds up to 3733MHz and CL15–19 latencies.

Those looking for a cost-efficient upgrade will have the option of the smooth and stunning lighting effects of Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 RGB. Available in single module capacities of 8GB–32GB and kit capacities of 16GB–128GB. Or the stylish low-profile heat spreader design of Kingston FURY Beast DDR4, available in single module capacities of 4GB–32GB, and kit capacities of 8GB–128GB. Both feature Plug n Play automatic overclocking at 2666MHz and are Intel XMP ready and ready for AMD Ryzen DDR3 kits also available.

Fully equip your notebook or small form factor machine with Kingston FURY Impact SODIMM to minimise system lag and open up a world of detail. Intel XMP ready and ready for AMD Ryzen in capacities up to 64GB, Plug N Play Kingston FURY Impact DDR4 auto overclocks to the highest frequency published, up to 3200MHz, to support Intel and AMD’s latest CPU technologies. Install the sleek black PCB for a hassle-free boost, no need to tinker with the BIOS and still run cool, quiet, and efficiently, thanks to Kingston FURY Impact DDR4’s low 1.2 voltage. DDR3 also available at speeds up to 1866MHz.

“We’re happy to continue to provide the same great high-performance memory and customer service that gaming and PC enthusiasts have come to expect from us, now through Kingston FURY,” said Iwona Zalewska, DRAM business manager, Kingston EMEA. “Whether you’re contemplating a simple budget-friendly upgrade or ready to max out your system’s capabilities for the ultimate gaming experience Kingston FURY has the products for you.”

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