AMD RDNA 3 GPU Unveil "together we advance_gaming” Live Blog (1pm PT/20:00 UTC)by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on November 3, 2022 12:00 PM EST
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03:52PM EDT - Hello and welcome to our live blog of AMD's together we advance_gaming event
03:53PM EDT - The event should be starting very soon, where we can expect AMD to unveil its RDNA 3 based graphics card/cards
03:58PM EDT - And we are about to begin within the next couple of minutes
03:59PM EDT - Now we begin, thanks for joining us
04:00PM EDT - Opening with a video highlighting different titles such as Sonic
04:01PM EDT - Opening up with AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su
04:01PM EDT - AMD is all about high performance and adaptive computing
04:01PM EDT - AMD technology is everywhere, very busy for AMD. Recapping Ryzen 7000's launch
04:02PM EDT - ncredibly busy time for AMD. In the midst of launching 4 new architecture (Genoa, Navi 3x, Bergamo, next-gen adaptive SoC XDNA)
04:02PM EDT - Expecting 3.5 billion gamers by 2025
04:03PM EDT - Touching on multiple avenues AMD are involved in, Steam Deck, notebooks, PC
04:03PM EDT - "we love the DIY market"
04:03PM EDT - Pushing the envelope on innovation - AMD's key message
04:04PM EDT - Lisa is recapping the Ryzen 7000 launch as well as the new AM5 platform
04:04PM EDT - Welcome RDNA 3
04:05PM EDT - Looking to innovate around performance per watt performance
04:05PM EDT - Raising the bar on performance for 4K gaming, next-gen gaming experiences
04:05PM EDT - AMD RDNA 3, the world's first chipset gaming graphics card
04:06PM EDT - Mixing and matching 5nm GPU compute die, 6nm memory cache die
04:06PM EDT - Up to 96 MB of infinity cache
04:06PM EDT - 61 TFLOPs of GPU compute power
04:07PM EDT - 24 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, up to 58 billion transistors
04:07PM EDT - And RDNA 3 in the flesh
04:08PM EDT - Exceeding our goals, a 54% gen on gen improvement in PPW
04:09PM EDT - Radeon RX 7900 XTX, 24 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Radeon RX 7900 XT with 20 GB
04:09PM EDT - Now Sam Naffziger takes the stage, SVP and Product Technology Architect
04:09PM EDT - Talking about chiplet design, the benefits and why
04:10PM EDT - GCD 300mm2, MCD 37mm2 (x6), 522mm2 total
04:10PM EDT - New memory cache die
04:10PM EDT - Second generation infinity Cache
04:11PM EDT - Peak bandwidth is 5.3TB/sec for Infinity Cache
04:11PM EDT - New unified RDNA 3 compute unit
04:11PM EDT - "Tightly integrated unit that shares resources"
04:12PM EDT - RDNA has 165% more transistors per mm2 than RDNA 2
04:12PM EDT - 2X in AI acceleration, 1.5X VGPR
04:13PM EDT - Dual issue SPs, 2 x 2 x 32 Stream Processes
04:13PM EDT - 2x instructions per core
04:14PM EDT - Next gen Ray Tracing
04:14PM EDT - 1.5 x more rays in flight, new dedicated instructions, new ray box sorting and traversal
04:15PM EDT - AMD Radiance Display Engine, DisplayPort 2.1. Up to 480 Hz
04:15PM EDT - Display link bandwidth of up to 54Gbps (double the bandwidth per port over RDNA2)
04:16PM EDT - New dual media engine
04:16PM EDT - 2x simultaneous encode/decode
04:16PM EDT - 1.8x engine frequency versus RDNA 2
04:17PM EDT - New RDNA decoupled clocks, 2.3 GHz shader clock speed, 2.5 GHz front-end clock speed
04:17PM EDT - 61 TFLOPS in RNDA, very impressive
04:18PM EDT - Recapping RDNA 3, world's first chiplet GPU, better perf per watt over RNDA 2
04:18PM EDT - Now Scott Herkelman SVP & GM, Graphics Business Unit heads to the stage
04:19PM EDT - RDNA 3 is 3-years in the making
04:19PM EDT - Touching on performance of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX
04:19PM EDT - 7900 XTX up to 1.7x faster in pure rendering
04:20PM EDT - "spent a lot of time optimizing this card"
04:20PM EDT - 96 CUs at 2.3 GHz, 24 GB of GDDR6
04:21PM EDT - DisplayPort 2.1, AV1 encode and decode, at 355 W board power
04:21PM EDT - Radeon RX 7900 XT
04:21PM EDT - 84 CUs, 2 GHz clockspeed, 20 GB 320-bit GDDR6, 300 W total board power
04:22PM EDT - Slight dig to NVIDIA's issues with RTX 4090 power connector issues
04:23PM EDT - Partnered with companies such as Samsung with the Odyssey Neo G9, 8K ultra wide monitor
04:23PM EDT - Expecting new generation of DP displays in early 2023
04:23PM EDT - A quick recap on FSR
04:24PM EDT - Available in 216 games, that's a lot of titles
04:24PM EDT - Coming to Forza Horizon 4 soon (FSR)
04:24PM EDT - RX 7900 XTX is hitting the fps caps in Apex Legends and Overwatch 2 at 1440p (300fps)
04:25PM EDT - Radeon RX 7900 XTX designed for 4K gaming
04:25PM EDT - Looking forward towards 8K gaming with FSR, 96 fps in Assassins Creed Valhalla
04:25PM EDT - Still need FSR for reasonable framerates at 4K with RT, be warned
04:26PM EDT - DXR support being added to Halo Infinite
04:27PM EDT - Talking about The Callisto Protocol,a new technical partnership
04:28PM EDT - Now onto Forspoken, another technical partnership
04:28PM EDT - Partnering with Ubisoft on its Snowdrop engine
04:29PM EDT - Improved blur reflections with Snowdrop
04:29PM EDT - Above 80 fps at 4K with FSR
04:30PM EDT - Introducting FSR 3, temporal super resolution and fluid motion.
04:30PM EDT - Note: Is this interpolation or projection?
04:31PM EDT - Rolling a promo for Reckoning on Unreal Engine 5
04:32PM EDT - Edit, Beckoning is the name of the game
04:33PM EDT - Coming to PCs in 2023 (more of a paper launch of FS3 versus NVIDIA, who had it ready for launch
04:33PM EDT - Frank Azor, chief Architect makes his way to the stage
04:33PM EDT - Focusing on Software, Streaming, and Solutions
04:34PM EDT - A quick AMD Adrenaline software recap
04:35PM EDT - Frank is talking up the fact that AMD's software has never required an account like GeForce Experience does
04:36PM EDT - New feature with Adrenaline, AMD HYPR-RX mode (Hyper RX)
04:36PM EDT - One click for faster frame rates and lower latencies
04:37PM EDT - Dying Light 2, improvements of up to 85% with 1/3rd the latency
04:37PM EDT - Coming H1 2023
04:37PM EDT - AMD RDNA 3 Media Engine
04:37PM EDT - AV1 encoding and decoding
04:38PM EDT - Trained filtering to better recognize and handle small text, AI learning behind the scenes
04:38PM EDT - Hardware encoding up to 7x faster than software
04:39PM EDT - Support will be available in OBS, Handbreak, and more
04:40PM EDT - AMD SmartAccess Video, distributes encode and decoding across Ryzen 7000 and Radeon hardware
04:40PM EDT - Recapping AMD Advantage Laptops
04:40PM EDT - "nothing compares to building your own desktop"
04:41PM EDT - AMD Advantage for Desktops
04:41PM EDT - Partnered with several leading system integrators to offer turnkey solutions
04:41PM EDT - Not much in the way of details being shared which is disappointing
04:42PM EDT - Rigorously tested, but by who exactly? Who knows!
04:42PM EDT - Liquid CPU cooling
04:42PM EDT - 2TB+ NVMe storage
04:42PM EDT - 32GB+ EXPO memory
04:43PM EDT - Welcome back Scott
04:43PM EDT - AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX - $999
04:43PM EDT - AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, $899
04:44PM EDT - Available December 13th
04:44PM EDT - Absolutely zero performance showcases against NVIDIA RTX 4000 series
04:45PM EDT - And that is the end of AMD's "together we advance_gaming" RDNA 3 reveal. Ending on a video recap
04:45PM EDT - To note, AMD said the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is the fastest gaming graphics card, all for under $1000
04:45PM EDT - Thanks for joining us. Until next time
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Netmsm - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkkilling time =|
fcth - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkHope you guys can bring back GPU reviews!
In any event, what we've seen from the RTX 4XXX launch hasn't looked promising, so hopefully AMD has more to offer!
TheinsanegamerN - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkThey cant, the guys house burnt down in 2020. He's still living in a tent as we speak.
GeoffreyA - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkI hope they finish Nvidia. But I've got to admit, that catchphrase is very poor taste.
Threska - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - link"That said, it’s also a holy grail because the immense amount of data that must be passed between different parts of a GPU (on the order of terabytes per second) is very hard to do – and very necessary to do if you want a multi-chip GPU to be able to present itself as a single device."
Passing only what's needed. Optical infinity fabrics. Greater push towards serialization to reduce I/O explosion.
SarahKerrigan - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkRumor has been that the 7000 series still has only one GPU chip, but I/O has been moved to other dice. Given the issues with multi-GPU I find that very likely.
lmcd - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkThe issues with multi-GPU mostly had to do with latency and memory access. Those can be solved when the two dies are right next to each other and use advanced interconnects. We now know that they didn't solve those issues, but that likely has to do with the product development cycle and not the feasibility.
shabby - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - link355watts from two 150watt 8pins and 75w from pcie... so no overclocking?
MrRuckus - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkBoard Partners could offer 3 8-pin. They sometimes differ from reference and go with more power.
shabby - Thursday, November 3, 2022 - linkCould, might... why doesn't amd's offer it though?