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AMD announces CPU and GPU events on October 8th and 28th

Tags: amd, zen 3, rdna 2, cpu, gpu
@AMD Gaming:
Join us on October 8 and October 28 to learn more about the big things on the horizon for PC gaming. pic.twitter.com/9dy8Lt5MP8

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  1. jcdl
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    Zen 3 is going to knock it out of the park. Let's just hope RDNA2 is strong enough to give Nvidia a reason to squirm, even if it doesn't beat or match the 3090. There's speculation that Nvidia's...

    Zen 3 is going to knock it out of the park. Let's just hope RDNA2 is strong enough to give Nvidia a reason to squirm, even if it doesn't beat or match the 3090.

    There's speculation that Nvidia's price drops from last generation are in response to increased competitiveness from AMD in the PC space. There's also the console factor, in that you can get a whole console for the price of an RTX 3070. Either way, it's Nvidia vs. AMD, and AMD is playing both sides of the console wars.

    If you weren't long AMD before, there should be no reason to doubt them now. They'll probably be the second company to get TSMC 5nm parts in mass production (after Apple). Intel and Nvidia (on Samsung) will be a full node/node-and-a-half behind at that point.

    6 votes
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    Grzmot
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    The tweet openly shows RDNA 2 and Zen 3. The CPUs are promising, but we'll see how much AMD can stack up against Nvidias's 3000 series lineup, cause that will be hard as fuck.

    The tweet openly shows RDNA 2 and Zen 3. The CPUs are promising, but we'll see how much AMD can stack up against Nvidias's 3000 series lineup, cause that will be hard as fuck.

    5 votes
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      vord
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      Eh you never know. Ryzen ramped up quite quickly considering how bad the AM3 chips were. The current AMD GPUs generally punch well enough in their price ranges to make them a reasonable choice,...

      Eh you never know. Ryzen ramped up quite quickly considering how bad the AM3 chips were. The current AMD GPUs generally punch well enough in their price ranges to make them a reasonable choice, especially if you want to support open source drivers.

      If their GPU performance growth can amp up the same way Ryzen did, NVIDIA could be in trouble. AMD is now positioned as the strongest player for delivering a solid CPU/GPU platform. I forsee a future of AMD being able to bring the shared-memory architecture previously relagated to lower end integrated graphics to high end graphics.

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      1. [5]
        Grzmot
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        I mean I hope that AMD gives us something good, but looking back at the history of AMD GPUs, probably not. AMD is just not big enough to support full research into both CPUs and GPUs. You're right...

        I mean I hope that AMD gives us something good, but looking back at the history of AMD GPUs, probably not. AMD is just not big enough to support full research into both CPUs and GPUs. You're right though, if they ever amp up both productions, they could do something crazy with both combined though.

        But please, please, give us stable drivers first.

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        1. [4]
          spctrvl
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          Has that been a problem in the past few years? I remember it used to be an issue like ten years ago with the HD 5000 series, but anecdotally, I don't think I've had a single driver crash since I...

          But please, please, give us stable drivers first.

          Has that been a problem in the past few years? I remember it used to be an issue like ten years ago with the HD 5000 series, but anecdotally, I don't think I've had a single driver crash since I switched back to AMD video cards around 2016.

          2 votes
          1. [3]
            Grzmot
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            5700XT and 5700 had terrible drivers.

            5700XT and 5700 had terrible drivers.

            1. [2]
              arghdos
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              If I ever meet you at a bar, buy me a beer and I will tell you more than you ever want to know about what developing GPU software at AMD is like (though thankfully, I'm on the Linux side of the...

              If I ever meet you at a bar, buy me a beer and I will tell you more than you ever want to know about what developing GPU software at AMD is like (though thankfully, I'm on the Linux side of the world).... but I will refrain saying much more in a public venue such as this.

              Just know, that (most of us) are quite aware.

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              1. Grzmot
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                Man, I work in software as well, though not as low-level as you. It's a common problem at big companies. Code debt, mistakes from upper management, individual mistakes that snowball into...

                Man, I work in software as well, though not as low-level as you. It's a common problem at big companies. Code debt, mistakes from upper management, individual mistakes that snowball into structural failures, bad planning...

                I'm not faulting the indivual programmers, they're usually not the problem, just like I (usually) don't fault singular bricks in a collapsing building that was built wrong.

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