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|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 7900X PBO|
|Motherboard||ASUS TUF Gaming X670E Plus Wifi|
|Cooling||Corsair H115i Platinum RGB|
|Memory||Trident Z5 Neo RGB DDR5-6000 64GB (4x16GB F5-6000J3038F16GX2-TZ5NR) EXPO CL30-36-36-76, OCCT Tested|
|Video Card(s)||Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 GAMING OC|
|Storage||Corsair MP600 XT NVMe 2TB, Samsung 980 Pro NVMe 2TB and Toshiba N300 NAS 10TB HDD|
|Display(s)||2X LG 27UL600 27in 4K HDR FreeSync/G-Sync DP|
|Case||Phanteks Eclipse P500A D-RGB White|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Sound Blaster Z|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX1000 Platinum 1000W|
|Mouse||SteelSeries Prime Pro Gaming Mouse|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries Apex 5|
|Software||MS Windows 11 Pro|
The current desktop Ryzen 7000 series IO chip is based on a 6 nm process node which contains RDNA 2 IGP (with 2 CU scale) and DDR5 like on 6 nm based Van Gogh APU (SteamDeck, RDNA 2 IGP with 8 CU scale and LPDDR5).More of the same again, AMD? AMD needs to launch new things, come up with new ideas, it needs to get rid of old thoughts, old ideas, to be able to sell its chips well.
AMD has made a number of blunders in recent years:
- didn't put RDNA1 iGPU in their latest APUs (kept insisting with old, inefficient and power hungry VEGA iGPUs until Ryzen 5000G)
- did not put support for DDR4 memory on Ryzen 7000
- did not put AV1 encoder on the iGPU of Ryzen 7000
- made the recent GPUs of RDNA3 cards in MCM scheme, which greatly increased the latencies and, thus, decreased the performance and, therefore, AMD had to increase the clock and consequently the electrical consumption of these GPUs so that they have competitive performance.
AMD needs to break old thinking and do at least the obvious:
- AMD must "sit down" with software developers (from HandBrake, Avidemux, Adobe, Cyberlink, MAGIX, Blackmagic Design, Apple, etc.) to get its video encoder (from their GPUs and iGPUs) to do the video conversion (in H.264, H.265 and AV1 codecs) in 2 steps. The first major chipmaker (Intel, AMD, Nvidia) to do this will sell chips like water in the desert...
- AMD's video encoder must achieve the same image quality as Nvidia's video encoder.
- Make only single-die GPUs so they have lower latencies and, thus, higher performance.
- All AM5 motherboards had to support BIOS update without the CPU in the socket. So people could buy AM5 motherboards without worrying about having to go through the hassle of building a PC and it not turning on because the motherboard's BIOS doesn't recognize the CPU.
- Need to launch single-die Ryzen CPUs (SoC) so they have higher performance. To launch CPUs with more than 8 cores, it would be enough to put chiplets together, as it already does today.
Video editing needs higher memory bandwidth and you argued for DDR4? DDR4 support is not important for AM5.
AMD backported RDNA 3 design on a 6 nm process node with the RX 7600.
RX 7900 XT/ XTX's GPU chip uses the 5 nm process node.
AMD's Phoenix APU uses the 4 nm process node which can support faster LPDDR5-7500 and RDNA 3 IGP. The tech for the IO chip upgrade is available from the Phoenix APU design.
RX 7900 XTX's TMU and TFLOPS are about AD103 level with ROPS being at AD102 level. Don't expect miracles.