This is our live blog for AMD’s E3 presentation. You can watch it yourself at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxPBXNuX6Xs
Conference is over, thanks everyone for reading.
That pretty much wraps it up for us.
Ryzen 3000 and Navi launch on the 7th of July...yes a Sunday.
Lisa wraps up the conference, summarizes Navi and Ryzen product lines.
$749, even more than the $699 I speculated on after Computex...
Coming this September, MSRP $749.
Ryzen 9 3950X
16 Cores. 4.7GHz boost at 105W.
4.7 GHz boost, 3.5 base, 72 MB cache, 105 watt TDP.
3950X, world's first 16 core CPU for gaming.
Now the 16-core comes...?
"Beyond 12 cores"
Wait, one more CPU.
This adds quite a lot of validity to the leaked information I had.
MSRP of $499.
Slightly higher clock speed than the 5700 XT, about 100 MHz across the board.
5700 XT 50th anniversary edition.
No, one more GPU.
One last thing...
A surprise at the end?
Lisa Su Superhero...available to buy on the Radeon store? 😀
Geoff presents Lisa with a super hero action figure, has great meme potential.
AMD emphasizes the importance of software and hardware working together.
Lisa Su comes back on stage to wrap up.
Breakpoint seems to have extremely impressive lighting, though they didn't mention it.
Breakpoint to use Async compute.
You probably noticed but I gave up after the Navi stuff 😛
Breakpoint is optimized for Navi and Ryzen.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is another AMD partnered title.
Ubisoft CEO Yves talks about partnership with AMD.
Ubisoft's founder comes on stage.
Unity's new features to come in Fall 2019.
Unity talks about resolution upscaling and improving visual quality.
Unity worked closely with AMD on Navi.
Emphasis on lightning quality again.
AMD gives Unity more leeway with Ryzen and Navi.
More features coming to Unity to improve graphics.
Unity VP talks about greater adoption of the engine over time.
AMD's partner Unity engine to get some discussion.
Gearbox and AMD have signed a multi year agreement for development on AMD hardware.
Randy Pitchford did a better job at selling FFX than the AMD guys.
FidelityFX to be in Borderlands 3, emphasis on no "sacrifice of performance", rapid packed math returns.
Borderlands 3 to have HDR for better colors.
Borderlands 3 has high quality lighting techniques.
Randy talks about how Borderlands 3 "takes advantage of Ryzen and Navi"
Randy Pitchford comes on stage to talk about Borderlands 3.
Xbox and PC no longer need to choose between 4K and 60 FPS, can choose both.
FreeSync is on Xbox and PC which is good for gaming.
AMD's ubiquity allows for easier optimization and more time used on making the game better.
Gears 5 will have cinematics and gameplay in the same space, same visuals and quality.
Everything shown on stage is in engine rendered on Navi.
Delivering the "best experience on AMD"
PC version of Gears 5 has better graphics, HDR, UW resolution, better lighting, better shaders, etc. Optimized for PC gaming.
Discussion starts to move on to visuals and tech.
No technical details as of yet, mostly gameplay discussion.
On stage to talk about Gears 5.
The Coalition devs come on stage.
Gears 5, Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon.
Montage of games and engines AMD is partnering with.
Geoff Keighley comes on stage.
"New features without hurting your frame rates" - another dig at Nvidia and RTX.
Of course it would be difference if Navi had ray tracing capability...
Navi promotion with Gears of War 5.
$449 for the 5700XT and $379 for the 5700
July 7th launch.
5700 to be at $379.
We've seen AMD working on gaming latency for some time in Adrenaline drivers. Also Radeon Chill queues frames.
5700 XT is a $499 class GPU but AMD is saying it will be going for $449.
AMD is now going onto pricing.
AMD says Anti Lag improves latency by about 31%.
This "anti-lag" thing has been work in progress for some time.
With Anti Lag on the 5700 XT has 44 ms of lag instead of 56.
Decoupling the FPS from the input lag.
5700 XT has 56 ms of lag, 2070 has 59.
Anti Lag is supposed to solve lag between the GPU and the monitor.
Another new feature, Radeon Anti Lag.
I'll take these "barely any performance hit" claims with a grain of salt, never had a free lunch yet.
Radeon Image Sharpening seems to be another RTX competitor, improves image quality without performance hits.
And that is mostly a direct quote by the way.
Clear dig at Nvidia there "not making it blurry"
AMD slams RTX for using resolution trickery and reducing performance.
It does improve the quality so there is something to be said about FidelityFX.
FidelityFX is the anti-thesis to Nvidia's DLSS it seems.
Borderlands 3 to use FidelityFX.
FidelityFX provides a tiny bit more detail in low contrast situations.
FX off and on sounds like the new RTX off and on...
FidelityFX is introduced, it's a game dev tool kit.
Radeon Media Engine for new encoding methods and Radeon Display Engine for newest DP support and VR support.
Implied that there will be more Navi GPUs than the 5700 series.
"Game fidelity" and "gaming dynamics" are new Radeon features.
Performance looks good +10% (by AMD's numbers) over the 2070
Weirdly specific load of throwing a grenade in Apex Legends...
5700 is faster across the board against the 2060, especially in BFV and Metro Exodus.
2060 has 72 FPS, 5700 has 88.
5700 competing with the 2060.
Clocks are very reminiscent of Pascal...on 16nm.
5700 specs also confirmed, 36 CUs, 7.95 TFLOPs, 8 GB GDDR6, 1625 MHz game clock.
5700 XT is $499.
2070 gets 102, 5700 XT gets 112.
The 5700 XT seems to be the 2070 competitor, seems to have a significant lead in WWZ.
AMD says Navi 5700 XT is "overclocking ready"
AMD says they redesigned the reference blower cooler to make it cool and quiet. Hopefully that is true.
Cool n quiet...vs hot n loud
VideoCardz's leak is confirmed, 40 CUs, 9.75 TFLOPs, 8 GB GDDR6, 1755 MHz sustained load in gaming clock.
Probably they dropped it back-stage 🙂
RTG's Scott Herkelman comes on stage to talk about Navi.
8-pin + 6-pin power connectors on that card.
Lisa struggling with the branding a couple of times, Radeon 5700XT a bit of a mouthful it seems.
Sorry, 1 6 pin and 1 8 pin. Blower design looks a little dented or something.
Blower style, 2 8 pin connectors, it's the RX 5700 XT.
The GPUs which were leaked earlier seem to be finally getting a reveal.
25% more IPC, 50% more performance per watt.
Navi is a flexible scalable architecture: new CUs, new caches, new pipelines, etc.
Vega was incredibly successful, it has done very well in the market, but AMD feels as though they need a new architecture.
Nobody loves Vega...
Built from the game up "completely for gaming"
"Completely for gaming"
Navi is a fresh look at GPU architecture.
Navi is designed for gaming.
Finally some more on Navi!
Navi is next and again another montage.
AMD undersold themselves a little since the CPUs they compared to from Intel were more expensive than Ryzen.
"the entire 3rd generation Ryzen stack"
so, no 16-core?
Seems likely that they'll declare the 3950X as the best gaming CPU later on.
AMD shows that they have a lead over Intel in CSGO, which is curious as it used to be a poor title for AMD.
"I'm gonna buy a 12 core processor."
So no 16 core announcement after all?
$250 seems a bit high for a "most people buys" CPU to me...
Ryzen 5 3600X vs 9600K is shown to be on rough parity.
The 3600X mostly ties the 9600K, a few losses here and there.
Ryzen 5 finally gets some love on stage. This is really the heart of the gaming market. -
3700X ignored, AMD moves onto the 3600(X).
3800X appears to be a little behind the 9700K overall. Overwatch appears to be a problem.
There are a few significant losses against the 9700k however.
3800X is shown to be beating or tying the 9700K in most titles.
AMD says gamers need 12 cores for streaming and high end gaming at the same time.
AMD doing the same thing as Ryzen 1 showing streaming and gaming at the same time. Back then they kind of fudged the settings on the Intel chip so take this with a grain of salt.
AMD finally learns how to burn the competition during presentations
99% of frames made it to the viewer for Ryzen, only 2% for the 9900K.
1440p for CPU comparisons isn't really exciting. That said, the 1080p chart was fairly impressive.
AMD shows how the 3900X is faster than the 9900K while gaming and streaming at the same time.
Robert Hallock comes on stage to talk about 1440p.
429 FPS in CS:GO? I've yet to see a Ryzen part do higher than about 170 FPS average.
Very interesting performance graph, looks basically tied with the 9900K
AMD at worst loses by around 5% and beats Intel in many titles including CSGO by a significant margin.
AMD is about to show some 3900X benchmarks in gaming, against the 9900K.
Yeah, not buying the notion that 12-cores are for gaming. Sorry, Lisa!
It needs to be said, nobody was exactly lauding the 9920X...
AMD shows benchmarks seen at Computex where the 3900X defeats the $1200 Core i9 9920X.
12 core processor for "mainstream gamers"?
AMD has leadership at "every single price point"
AMD shows the figures seen at Computex: 15% more IPC, 2x cache, 2x FLOPs.
AMD's goal is to give every gamer the best CPU possible.
Ryzen 3000 has had alot of anticipation on social media.
First up is Ryzen with a montage of the 3000 series's highlights.
Are they jumping into unveiling the 16C already?
Lisa loves that soundbite "AMD loves the PC".
3rd gen Ryzen and RX 5700 GPUs to be shown off.
AMD calls their gaming platform the "ultimate"
"AMD loves the PC platform"
Project Scarlett for Xbox is also using Zen 2 and Navi like Playstation.
Radeon is everywhere. Except for high-end desktop gaming.
Stadia available in November, using last gen Vega on 14nm.
Next gen Playstation to use AMD hardware, custom Zen 2 and Navi processors.
Reiterating a lot of the stuff we've seen at Computex. 7nm process, RDNA architecture.. CHIPLETS! (for Ryzen).
AMD's plans of 3-5 years ago are coming to fruition: 7nm, RDNA, chiplets.
"Radeon Everywhere" was one of Raja Koduri's soundbites back before the Polaris launch.
Radeon is being made as the most widespread GPU.
Graphics is the heart of gaming, Radeon is everywhere.
Across many platforms, consoles, PCs, Macs, cloud, etc.
The Master Plan...
AMD is wanting to bring software and hardware development in sync.
Sometimes software is ahead of hardware and vice versa.
AMD says gaming experiences need breakthrough hardware and games.
Lisa Su says gamers are the "smartest tech guys in the world" pandering much?
AMD is wanting to push the envelope on tech and for gaming specifically.
Geoff Keighley is also going to be on stage apparently.
Lisa Su takes the stage.
The event is starting and it's just a montage about AMD stuff, CPUs, GPUs, consoles, etc.
Okay, this is just for testing that the live blog is in fact working.