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AMD Announces a Red October: Zen 3 on October 8, RDNA2 on October 28

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AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su on Twitter just announced AMD's next-generation Ryzen processors based on the "Zen 3" microarchitecture, and next-generation Radeon RX graphics cards based on the RDNA2 graphics architecture. AMD is promising a "red" October, with next-generation Ryzen "Zen 3" launch on October 8, and next-generation Radeon RDNA2 launch on October 28. We know for sure that AMD is referring to Ryzen and not EPYC, looking at the Socket AM4 MCM animation being used. The teaser picture for Radeon RDNA2 also hints at a new reference cooling solution with large axial fans.

Update 16:54 UTC: In a separate Tweet, AMD announced the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, based on the "breakthrough" RDNA2 graphics architecture.



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lets see what they got
 
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Finally some news.
 
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taking half day vacation on the 8th to sit at home and mash my refresh button for a 4900. I waited too long to try and get a 3900 around launch and missed the window before e-tailer price gouging took effect for months on end.
 
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I love how AMD has been very quiet, it most likely signals something great down the line. I really wanted a juicy tidbit to bite on in the meanwhile though. :laugh:
 
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BRING IT :)

Like NOW, So I can finally know what to expect and how much it's gonna cost me for my next build ......

Red October, yea, I really liked that movie too !

When they flinch, just blow them (nVidiya) to friggin mars Lisa ..:clap:..:D..:peace:
 
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Very interesting to see if they finally beat Intel in gaming and their response to Ampere, I have big hopes that RDNA2 will offer good value and put pressure on nVidia to reduce their prices.
 
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Very interesting to see if they finally beat Intel in gaming and their response to Ampere, I have big hopes that RDNA2 will offer good value and put pressure on nVidia to reduce their prices.
Math shows they have to fuck up to not be competetive, win I doubt but where they wanna go is the big question.
if they raise power limits to 350W and use hbm they'll take on even 3090 unless there are fundamental scaling issues (which there seems to be no evidence for )
or they just won't do that.. time will tell.
 
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taking half day vacation on the 8th to sit at home and mash my refresh button for a 4900. I waited too long to try and get a 3900 around launch and missed the window before e-tailer price gouging took effect for months on end.
Isn't it likely that these dates are just reveal events?
 
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While I will be getting rtx 3000, I am not into amd gpu.

I am very much interested in Zen 3. Zen 2 got my attention and based on what Intel plan is, zen 3 looks more interesting to me. I seek a cpu with a decent amount of cores and good gaming performance. That is where amd delivers a better solution than Intel does.
 
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Nah, Raja just moved to Intel.

It seems like Raja was the hype machine. All of that pre-hype is now happening for Intel Xe instead of Radeon stuffs.
It's funny because it's true :roll:
 
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BRING IT :)

Like NOW, So I can finally know what to expect and how much it's gonna cost me for my next build ......

Red October, yea, I really liked that movie too !

When they flinch, just blow them (nVidiya) to friggin mars Lisa ..:clap:..:D..:peace:
r u serious? Red October is called so because of the revolution of 1917. The movie was named because of the whole USSR theme, and thus relating to communist revolutio.
 
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Nah, Raja just moved to Intel.

It seems like Raja was the hype machine. All of that pre-hype is now happening for Intel Xe instead of Radeon stuffs.
More like trainwreck machine... the man is now busy torpedoing Intel's Xe brand. Go figure, they are just rebranding their existing crap to Xe, so its already spoiled, and they want to sell the same thing to datacenter/enterprise. Mmmyeah product segmentation pls. If you don't notice the small print besides the logo, it could be anything.

Totally unimpressed with Xe so far.
 
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Talking about important dates, Red October and stuff, 28th of October is an important day in Greece.
 
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Very interesting to see if they finally beat Intel in gaming
I doubt it. Intel's IPC is very far ahead, and memory-latency is always going to be hampered given AMD's architecture. With Intel's Icelake improving IPC (and finally moving to 10nm), I think Intel is moving faster than AMD can catch up.

AMD has the advantage of a large L3 cache. I think as long as AMD is "close enough" to Intel, the extra cores make more sense for the general purpose customer (since those extra cores mean big wins in Server, 3d modeling, video editing, and other harder compute problems).

I don't think the AMD chip needs to be the best at everything, it should be the best at what it is best at, and just "keep pace" with the Intel chips with regards to single-threaded performance.

and their response to Ampere, I have big hopes that RDNA2 will offer good value and put pressure on nVidia to reduce their prices.
The XBox Series X / PS5 marketing slides have been pretty nice for RDNA2 so far. The question is how much of that translates to the desktop graphics cards. Raytracing + VRS seem to be big features worth hyping (even if NVidia had them on Turing already).
 
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So an announcement that there will be an announcement.

Guess AMD doesn't want my money. I sold my 2080 Ti a month ago and I'm ready to buy today.
 
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