AMD E3 Live Blog

This is our live blog for AMD’s E3 presentation. You can watch it yourself at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxPBXNuX6Xs

Event
AMD E3 Next Horizon Gaming Live Blog
Location
E3 at Los Angeles
Start time
6 PM EST
Event status
Finished
Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Conference is over, thanks everyone for reading.

Jim
12 months ago

That pretty much wraps it up for us.

Ryzen 3000 and Navi launch on the 7th of July...yes a Sunday.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Lisa wraps up the conference, summarizes Navi and Ryzen product lines.

Jim
12 months ago

$749, even more than the $699 I speculated on after Computex...

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Coming this September, MSRP $749.

Jim
12 months ago

Ryzen 9 3950X

16 Cores.  4.7GHz boost at 105W.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

4.7 GHz boost, 3.5 base, 72 MB cache, 105 watt TDP.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

3950X, world's first 16 core CPU for gaming.

Jim
12 months ago

Now the 16-core comes...?

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

"Beyond 12 cores"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Wait, one more CPU.

Jim
12 months ago

This adds quite a lot of validity to the leaked information I had.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

MSRP of $499.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Slightly higher clock speed than the 5700 XT, about 100 MHz across the board.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 XT 50th anniversary edition.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

No, one more GPU.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

3950X?

Jim
12 months ago

One last thing...

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

A surprise at the end?

Jim
12 months ago

Lisa Su Superhero...available to buy on the Radeon store? 😀

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Geoff presents Lisa with a super hero action figure, has great meme potential.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD emphasizes the importance of software and hardware working together.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Lisa Su comes back on stage to wrap up.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Breakpoint seems to have extremely impressive lighting, though they didn't mention it.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Breakpoint to use Async compute.

Jim
12 months ago

You probably noticed but I gave up after the Navi stuff 😛

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Breakpoint is optimized for Navi and Ryzen.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is another AMD partnered title.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Ubisoft CEO Yves talks about partnership with AMD.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Ubisoft's founder comes on stage.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Unity's new features to come in Fall 2019.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Unity talks about resolution upscaling and improving visual quality.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Unity worked closely with AMD on Navi.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Emphasis on lightning quality again.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD gives Unity more leeway with Ryzen and Navi.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

More features coming to Unity to improve graphics.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Unity VP talks about greater adoption of the engine over time.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD's partner Unity engine to get some discussion.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Gearbox and AMD have signed a multi year agreement for development on AMD hardware.

Anubias
12 months ago

Randy Pitchford did a better job at selling FFX than the AMD guys.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

FidelityFX to be in Borderlands 3, emphasis on no "sacrifice of performance", rapid packed math returns.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Borderlands 3 to have HDR for better colors.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Borderlands 3 has high quality lighting techniques.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Randy talks about how Borderlands 3 "takes advantage of Ryzen and Navi"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Randy Pitchford comes on stage to talk about Borderlands 3.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Xbox and PC no longer need to choose between 4K and 60 FPS, can choose both.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

FreeSync is on Xbox and PC which is good for gaming.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD's ubiquity allows for easier optimization and more time used on making the game better.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Gears 5 will have cinematics and gameplay in the same space, same visuals and quality.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Everything shown on stage is in engine rendered on Navi.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Delivering the "best experience on AMD"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

PC version of Gears 5 has better graphics, HDR, UW resolution, better lighting, better shaders, etc. Optimized for PC gaming.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Discussion starts to move on to visuals and tech.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

No technical details as of yet, mostly gameplay discussion.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

On stage to talk about Gears 5.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

The Coalition devs come on stage.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Gears 5, Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Montage of games and engines AMD is partnering with.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Geoff Keighley comes on stage.

Jim
12 months ago

"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...

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Navi promotion with Gears of War 5.

Jim
12 months ago

$449 for the 5700XT and $379 for the 5700

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

July 7th launch.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 to be at $379.

Jim
12 months ago

We've seen AMD working on gaming latency for some time in Adrenaline drivers.  Also Radeon Chill queues frames.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 XT is a $499 class GPU but AMD is saying it will be going for $449.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD is now going onto pricing.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD says Anti Lag improves latency by about 31%.

Jim
12 months ago

This "anti-lag" thing has been work in progress for some time.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

With Anti Lag on the 5700 XT has 44 ms of lag instead of 56.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Decoupling the FPS from the input lag.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 XT has 56 ms of lag, 2070 has 59.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Anti Lag is supposed to solve lag between the GPU and the monitor.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Another new feature, Radeon Anti Lag.

Jim
12 months ago

I'll take these "barely any performance hit" claims with a grain of salt, never had a free lunch yet.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Radeon Image Sharpening seems to be another RTX competitor, improves image quality without performance hits.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

And that is mostly a direct quote by the way.

Jim
12 months ago

Clear dig at Nvidia there "not making it blurry"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD slams RTX for using resolution trickery and reducing performance.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

It does improve the quality so there is something to be said about FidelityFX.

Jim
12 months ago

FidelityFX is the anti-thesis to Nvidia's DLSS it seems.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Borderlands 3 to use FidelityFX.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

FidelityFX provides a tiny bit more detail in low contrast situations.

Anubias
12 months ago

#FFXON

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

FX off and on sounds like the new RTX off and on...

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

FidelityFX is introduced, it's a game dev tool kit.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Radeon Media Engine for new encoding methods and Radeon Display Engine for newest DP support and VR support.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Implied that there will be more Navi GPUs than the 5700 series.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

"Game fidelity" and "gaming dynamics" are new Radeon features.

Jim
12 months ago

Performance looks good +10% (by AMD's numbers) over the 2070

 

Jim
12 months ago

Weirdly specific load of throwing a grenade in Apex Legends...

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 is faster across the board against the 2060, especially in BFV and Metro Exodus.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

2060 has 72 FPS, 5700 has 88.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 competing with the 2060.

Jim
12 months ago

Clocks are very reminiscent of Pascal...on 16nm.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 specs also confirmed, 36 CUs, 7.95 TFLOPs, 8 GB GDDR6, 1625 MHz game clock.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

5700 XT is $499.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

2070 gets 102, 5700 XT gets 112.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

The 5700 XT seems to be the 2070 competitor, seems to have a significant lead in WWZ.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD says Navi 5700 XT is "overclocking ready"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD says they redesigned the reference blower cooler to make it cool and quiet. Hopefully that is true.

Jim
12 months ago

Cool n quiet...vs hot n loud

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

VideoCardz's leak is confirmed, 40 CUs, 9.75 TFLOPs, 8 GB GDDR6, 1755 MHz sustained load in gaming clock.

Anubias
12 months ago

Probably they dropped it back-stage 🙂

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

RTG's Scott Herkelman comes on stage to talk about Navi.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

8-pin + 6-pin power connectors on that card. 

Jim
12 months ago

Lisa struggling with the branding a couple of times, Radeon 5700XT a bit of a mouthful it seems.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Sorry, 1 6 pin and 1 8 pin. Blower design looks a little dented or something.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Blower style, 2 8 pin connectors, it's the RX 5700 XT.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

The GPUs which were leaked earlier seem to be finally getting a reveal.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

25% more IPC, 50% more performance per watt.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Navi is a flexible scalable architecture: new CUs, new caches, new pipelines, etc.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Vega was incredibly successful, it has done very well in the market, but AMD feels as though they need a new architecture.

Jim
12 months ago

Nobody loves Vega...

Jim
12 months ago

Built from the game up "completely for gaming"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

"Completely for gaming"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Navi is a fresh look at GPU architecture.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Navi is designed for gaming.

Jim
12 months ago

Finally some more on Navi!

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Navi is next and again another montage.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD undersold themselves a little since the CPUs they compared to from Intel were more expensive than Ryzen.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

"the entire 3rd generation Ryzen stack"

so, no 16-core? 

Jim
12 months ago

Seems likely that they'll declare the 3950X as the best gaming CPU later on.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD shows that they have a lead over Intel in CSGO, which is curious as it used to be a poor title for AMD.

Anubias
12 months ago

"I'm gonna buy a 12 core processor."
So no 16 core announcement after all?

Jim
12 months ago

$250 seems a bit high for a "most people buys" CPU to me...

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

Ryzen 5 3600X vs 9600K is shown to be on rough parity. 

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

The 3600X mostly ties the 9600K, a few losses here and there.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

Ryzen 5 finally gets some love on stage. This is really the heart of the gaming market. -

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

3700X ignored, AMD moves onto the 3600(X).

Jim
12 months ago

3800X appears to be a little behind the 9700K overall.  Overwatch appears to be a problem.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

There are a few significant losses against the 9700k however.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

3800X is shown to be beating or tying the 9700K in most titles.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD says gamers need 12 cores for streaming and high end gaming at the same time.

Jim
12 months ago

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.

Anubias
12 months ago

AMD finally learns how to burn the competition during presentations

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

99% of frames made it to the viewer for Ryzen, only 2% for the 9900K.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

1440p for CPU comparisons isn't really exciting. That said, the 1080p chart was fairly impressive. 

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD shows how the 3900X is faster than the 9900K while gaming and streaming at the same time.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Robert Hallock comes on stage to talk about 1440p.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

429 FPS in CS:GO? I've yet to see a Ryzen part do higher than about 170 FPS average. 

Jim
12 months ago

Very interesting performance graph, looks basically tied with the 9900K

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD at worst loses by around 5% and beats Intel in many titles including CSGO by a significant margin.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD is about to show some 3900X benchmarks in gaming, against the 9900K.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

Yeah, not buying the notion that 12-cores are for gaming. Sorry, Lisa! 

Jim
12 months ago

It needs to be said, nobody was exactly lauding the 9920X...

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD shows benchmarks seen at Computex where the 3900X defeats the $1200 Core i9 9920X.

Jim
12 months ago

12 core processor for "mainstream gamers"?

 

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD has leadership at "every single price point"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD shows the figures seen at Computex: 15% more IPC, 2x cache, 2x FLOPs.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD's goal is to give every gamer the best CPU possible.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Ryzen 3000 has had alot of anticipation on social media.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

First up is Ryzen with a montage of the 3000 series's highlights.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

Are they jumping into unveiling the 16C already? 

 

Jim
12 months ago

Lisa loves that soundbite "AMD loves the PC".

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

3rd gen Ryzen and RX 5700 GPUs to be shown off.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD calls their gaming platform the "ultimate"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

"AMD loves the PC platform"

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Project Scarlett for Xbox is also using Zen 2 and Navi like Playstation.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

Radeon is everywhere. Except for high-end desktop gaming. 

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Stadia available in November, using last gen Vega on 14nm.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Next gen Playstation to use AMD hardware, custom Zen 2 and Navi processors.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

Reiterating a lot of the stuff we've seen at Computex. 7nm process, RDNA architecture.. CHIPLETS! (for Ryzen). 

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD's plans of 3-5 years ago are coming to fruition: 7nm, RDNA, chiplets.

Jim
12 months ago

"Radeon Everywhere" was one of Raja Koduri's soundbites back before the Polaris launch.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Radeon is being made as the most widespread GPU.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Graphics is the heart of gaming, Radeon is everywhere.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Across many platforms, consoles, PCs, Macs, cloud, etc.

Jim
12 months ago

The Master Plan...

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD is wanting to bring software and hardware development in sync.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Sometimes software is ahead of hardware and vice versa.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD says gaming experiences need breakthrough hardware and games.

Donny Stanley
12 months ago

Lisa Su says gamers are the "smartest tech guys in the world" pandering much? 

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

AMD is wanting to push the envelope on tech and for gaming specifically.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Geoff Keighley is also going to be on stage apparently.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Lisa Su takes the stage.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

The event is starting and it's just a montage about AMD stuff, CPUs, GPUs, consoles, etc.

Matthew Connatser
12 months ago

Okay, this is just for testing that the live blog is in fact working.

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