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    AMD RX Vega announcement.

    Crytek's ray tracing demo for AMD and nVidia hardware. This video was rendered on a Vega 56
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    Does well under water it seems. Interesting for modders, not so much for average joe.
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    Navi Confirmed: 2019

    Ryzen is in the bag. Navi just needs work now, all they really have to worry about is getting production quantity as they have to fight other customers.
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    Navi Confirmed: 2019

    Exclusive: AMD’s 7nm Navi GPU Will Launch Roughly A Month After Ryzen 3000 Before I go into the details, I want to point out that roadmaps are whimsical things. Unlike concrete details like specifications etc., they are at the mercy of AMD’s management and may change without any intimation. The information that I am providing (as far as roadmaps go) is accurate at the time the article is published but may change in the future. Also, this is going to be a rather short piece since there is only so much you can discuss with just a launch window. With that little disclaimer, let’s get into the deets. I have been told that AMD’s Navi GPU is at least one whole month behind AMD’s 7nm Ryzen launch, so if the company launches the 3000 series desktop processors at Computex like they are planning to, you should not expect the Navi GPU to land before early August. The most likely candidates for launch during this window are Gamescom and Siggraph. I would personally lean towards Gamescom simply because it is a gaming product and is the more likely candidate but anything can happen with AMD! Some rumors previously had suggested an October launch, but as of now, AMD is telling its partners to expect the launch exactly a month after the Ryzen 7nm launch. Those who read my original exclusive will remember that I talked about how Navi is going to be the first non-GCN GPU and the first card to break free of the 4096 SP limit imposed by the GCN macro-architecture. Rumors about the RX 3000 series have been swirling for a while now with some that said that the company might even launch the cards at CES early in 2019. This is something I did not include in my pre-CES AMD agenda article and that is because I had been told that yields aren’t good enough for a consumer card yet – and that is where the Radeon VII entered the stage. Now that enough time has passed for yields to improve, we could see the first batch of 7nm Navi GPUs hit the shelves before the third quarter of 2019 is up.
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    Updating your signature
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    You've forgotten the most important thing Dasa
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    AMD Zen

    New Intel CPU Vulnerability Bodes Well For AMD Intel processors are vulnerable to an attack, nicknamed Spoiler, to which AMD processors are immune according to researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Lübeck. Intel will not be able to spin this as an industry-wide problem as they did last January when two other vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, were revealed. This bodes well for AMD shareholders. What is scary about Spoiler is that it can victimize you through a JavaScript on a malicious website which then enables access to your passwords, your encryption keys, and other data stored in memory. In January 2018, when Spectre and Meltdown were revealed, Intel said it was an industry-wide problem implying that Intel processors were not at a disadvantage to AMD. This time around the researchers tested AMD processors and found them to be immune. Consequently, Spoiler will give AMD an advantage over Intel. The question now is whether AMD's advantage will be big enough and last long enough for them to gain significant market share. Intel initially addressed Spectre and Meltdown by releasing performance sapping software patches to the microcode in their processors. Last January, early estimates of the performance penalty for the Spectre and Meltdown patches ranged from 5% to 25%. Since then datacenter system admins have told me that the patches have gotten more efficient and the performance penalty has decreased. However, recently Intel changed the licensing agreement for these software patches to prevent developers from publishing benchmark results. In the near-term, I expect Intel will come out with a software patch for Spoiler. However, researchers say Spoiler, “is not something you can patch easily with microcode without losing tremendous performance”. The degree of the performance penalty exacted by these patches is a good measure of the size of AMD's advantage. Intel can prevent developers from publishing their benchmark results, but they can't stop them from talking to each other. This information will get out. Investors will have to look for it on more technical websites frequented by developers. The researchers are of the opinion that Spoiler cannot be fully fixed with a software patch. They believe changes to Intel's chip architecture will be required. Intel's is already years behind schedule in moving from 14 nm production lines to 10 nm. In contrast, AMD will soon be making its processors on a 7 nm production line. If Intel now also needs to redesign their processors to address Spoiler I cannot see how this can be accomplished in less than 5 years. That's enough time for AMD to take significant market share. My Take: Intel has some tough decisions to make for their processor product line. Moving from 14 nm to 10 nm production lines requires multi-billion dollar investments with long lead-times. Changing their processor architecture at the same time compounds the problem. Bob Swan, Intel's CEO, does not have expertise in these technical areas. He will, no doubt, have access to the best consultants in the industry, but in the end, investors have to trust the CEO to make the right decision. The fact that Intel restricts developers from publishing their benchmark results reduces my trust in them. How much performance is sapped by Intel's software patches is a key piece of information that should not be kept from investors. I cannot recommend Intel stock until Swan is more forthcoming. In contrast, AMD was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 for 2018 with an almost 69% gain. Tony Mitchell, one of my managers, first bought AMD in October 2014 at $3.45. At today’s price of $23.50, he has already made a lot of money on his original investment and he sees a lot more upside in 2019. After publication, an Intel spokesperson provided this statement: In plain English, I think Intel is laying the blame for Spoiler on software developers who don't follow "side channel safe software development practices", and manufacturers of memory modules that have not "mitigated" against this kind of attack. In my view, if Spoiler was entirely due to sub-par software and memory modules, it would affect AMD processors as well. Intel's statement does not change my take on this news.
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    Wow... that is impressive
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    Are those scores good? i don't benchmark anymore.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Sorry for getting snappy Cybes.
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    I beat ya to it buddy.
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    AMD Zen

    AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU “Zen 2” Alleged Specs and Prices Leak Out By Retailer – Ryzen 3850X With 16 Cores at $560 US, Ryzen 7 3700X With 12 Cores at $370 US, Ryzen 5 3600X With 8 Cores at $260 US This rumour is gaining traction
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    AMD Next-Gen Radeon GPUs To Feature Variable Rate Shading For Faster Frame Rates, May Launch With Upcoming RX Navi Graphics Cards
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    When overclocked it seems to have higher 1% and .1% lows compared with 2080 and 2080Ti. That's pretty important for those who like their refresh rates, and it's a good measure of a graphics cards' capability. https://wccftech.com/bykski-amd-radeon-vii-waterblock-a-radeon-vii-x-launch/
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    I am one of them. The call for tolerance is very one sided, no?