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  1. During the earnings call, AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, confirmed that Navi GPU will launch this year, with launches in Q2 2019. AMD announced a great Q4 2018 and FY 2018 report earlier, showing that the company has started to gain ground and reap the benefits of its strong Ryzen lineup. While client GPU side of the business has been suffering, its Ryzen sales, datacenter GPU sales, as well as the strong roadmap, is showing that the company is definitely on the right track. While it has just launched the Radeon VII, based on 7nm Vega GPU and HBM2 memory, AMD big GPU break could be the upcoming Navi GPU architecture, with promises of scalability and next-gen memory, the only thing that we got from AMD's official roadmap. Back in October, we already wrote that AMD has 7nm Navi-based graphics card running in its lab and while it was too early to get any precise details, the rumor was that the 7nm GPU looks better than expected, whether in terms of 7nm yields or the actual performance/power is still left to be seen. We already wrote that the upcoming 7nm Navi architecture could first target the mid-range graphics market, becoming a successor to the Polaris GPU, as that is where the bread and butter is. High-end graphics cards are great for marketing but mid-range is what mostly matters. Replying to a question from Deutsche Bank's Ross Seymore, Lisa Su said that the company expects a Q1 2019 drop in GPU sales, but things should get better in Q2 when the company is expecting the retail channel to improve. Lisa Su was keen to note that the gaming growth in 2019 will be driven by Radeon VII but did also threw a curve ball by mentioning Navi launches on the gaming side. Dr. Lisa Su also mentioned the softness in the high-end gaming GPU market, and if you take into the account that her answer put Radeon VII in the same basket as the Navi for 2019, this bodes well for the possibility that Navi will target the mid-range market while Radeon VII will remain the high-end offer for this year. "We're also as we see the GPU business right now, we see the first quarter as the low point in the business with the channel getting improving as we go into the second quarter. And we have additional product launches there as well. So that's the way we would see the portfolio. And semi custom, although it's lower on a year-over-year basis, we would expect it to also increase as we go from second quarter into third quarter as well". "I think on the gaming side from what we are seeing, we did see sell out increase in Q4 versus Q3. So gamers are still buying GPUs. They may be more discerning about price points. And so I can imagine that there might be a bit more softness at the high end versus in the mid range. But we believe that we have a good understanding of what's happening in the gaming side of the business, and it will be driven. Our gaming growth will be driven by new products. We would see that as we go through this year and with our Radeon 7 launch, as well as our Navi launches on the gaming side." You can check out the full call transcript over at Seekingalpha.com. Source: Fudzilla
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    AMD Zen

    Thunderbolt and 10gb LAN with PCIe4 NVMe.... hooo boy that'd be quick.
  3. Some of these can be... but through the extensive research I've done, I've decided that the Chinese market Honor V9 is the best of them all. Just look at that price! You get a 2k screen, 64gb ROM, Kirin 960 octa-core, 6GB of RAM, Micro SD, USB Type C, and Android 7.0 to top it all off. This can all be had for under $600 delivered. The problem is... you have to do your own restore of Google Play as it's not allowed there... and I'm guessing there will have to be a little jimmying to do with the OS to make it nicer, but it should be basic Huawei here. But $600 is a bit rich to risk IMO, so I'm putting the feelers out. Does anyone have any experience with these or other Chinese phones? Hell... does anyone have any EMUI 5.0 experience? Is anyone else in my position? Let's have a chat.
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    AMD Zen

    AMD Is Working On A Powerful Milan CPU Variant With 15 Tiles Long story short, this means, unless AMD chooses to delay this variant till DDR5, you are looking at either an 8+6+1 configuration (CPU + HBM + IO) or a 10+4+1 configuration (CPU + HBM + IO).
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    AMD Zen

    It seems the better AMD is doing technology wise... the dodgier they are becoming.
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    AMD Zen

    What you talkin' bout?
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    Intel Ice and Comet Lake (10nm)

    Comet Lake 14nm+++ for mobile....
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    AMD Zen

    7nm+ is supposed to bring another 10% So 4.4 turbo on a 4600 wouldn't be unimaginable.
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    Navi Confirmed: 2019

    AMD's not about to say that their product is crap
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    AMD Zen

    Those graphs up there are a great example of how misleading graphs can be. When it's all said and done, PBO, 3200mhz ram, tight timings if you care, and bump up the fabric clock
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    Navi Confirmed: 2019

    Don't be bashful.. send us some pics. What TIM did you use?
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    AMD Zen

    Zen 2 introduces new overclocking extremes
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    AMD Zen

    my brother is going to upgrade to a 3600. He currently has a 3000 kit, so I think I'll just do what Steve did and save him some cash. As to PCIe 4.0 support... well... you can bet there'd be class action by some who wouldn't understand why some can and some can't if it can't be technically guaranteed. Also... AMD want to sell x570 chipsets. So I don't blame them taking this action. It's not like people have to replace their board if they want the new chip... but if they want that upgrade. I get it... nothing's free.
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    AMD Zen

    So... Just overclock the fabric, and tighten the timings and you're good to go.
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    AMD Zen

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    AMD Zen

    I wonder what the best way to go is.
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    Intel Ice and Comet Lake (10nm)

    This could have gone in the other thread... but nevermind. Comet lake is going to be 14nm+++ or Coffee Lake Reheated Twice.
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    AMD Zen

    You're doing some excellent work there Gamble.
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    AMD Zen

    It will be interesting to see if the Ryzen 5 3500 will be coming to the consumer market.
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    AMD Zen

    Gonna stick with the 6700?
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    AMD Zen

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    AMD Zen

    When a Raspberry Pi just won't cut it.
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