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  • AMD Begins Teasing Zen 3 + RDNA 2 With Dates In October

    Phoronix: AMD Begins Teasing Zen 3 + RDNA 2 With Dates In October

    It's been widely expected AMD will launch their next-generation RDNA 2 graphics cards and Zen 3 processors in Q4 as they previously reported as well as leaks pointing to October reveal dates. Today the company is sharing actual dates for said announcements...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...RDNA-2-October

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    I hope the CPUs will not be released with the same crap as last year because they were too lazy to test them with an up to date distribution and we had to wait for months for firmware updates and systemd workarounds.
    On the GPU side I try to keep my expectations as low as possible to not be disappointed by very late software support, no compute working, etc.

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    • #3
      I'm really looking forward to their APUs, especially those 8c16t ones. I'd love to replace my current 2011 8c16t system with no built-in GPU with a 2020 8c16t system with a built-in GPU. The only problem I foresee with that plan is my current use of ZFS and ECC memory and how the APUs usually only support ECC with their OEM-only Pro APUs.

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      • #4
        Round 3...if this would be a boxing fight AMD vs. Intel the referee would have to jump in and stop it because intel is already k.o. after round 2

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post
          Round 3...if this would be a boxing fight AMD vs. Intel the referee would have to jump in and stop it because intel is already k.o. after round 2
          Only if you look at performance.

          By volume and profit they are still far behind.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by You- View Post

            Only if you look at performance.

            By volume and profit they are still far behind.
            Well because OEM's like Lenovo, Dell(!), HP etc are still almost all dominated by Intel. What do you think once the "stupid" customer gets to know that you can have the power of a 1400€ device for 1200€ as it is the case for the few available devices.

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            • #7
              When Zen 3 desktop arrives, the benchmarks will make grim reading for Intel as will the price/performance per watt if the rumoured IPC uplift turns out to be true. I wonder what Cezanne will bring in the new year too ?

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              • #8
                It looks like I need to plan on some system upgrades in November/December! I'm sure the kids will understand why their Christmas wish lists have to be scaled back a little bit.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post
                  ...customer gets to know that you can have the power of a 1400€ device for 1200€ as it is the case for the few available devices.
                  I wouildnt use the word stupid because you can only buy what is available.

                  I would also suggest (for laptops atleast) the ecosystem price difference seems to be much greater (though it may be due to OEMS scrimping on quality of surrounding components).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Slartifartblast View Post
                    When Zen 3 desktop arrives, the benchmarks will make grim reading for Intel as will the price/performance per watt if the rumoured IPC uplift turns out to be true. I wonder what Cezanne will bring in the new year too ?
                    Just some notes:
                    • Weird terminology: "grim reading" ?
                    • Zen 3 desktop CPUs will be benchmarked against Comet Lake and against the successor to Comet Lake which will be using an architecture derived from Sunny Cove running at about 4.5-5.0 GHz
                    • The arrival of Zen 3 is not going to mean instant disappearance of all non-Zen-3 CPUs, of all investments, of all signed contracts, of all plans

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