At CES today, AMD launched a handful of new products. This is quick recap of their keynote – we’ll have a full analysis written up to go over our thoughts on the launches.
Mobile Ryzen 4000
The Ryzen Mobile 4000 series brings 7nm Ryzen cores to mobile devices. They are separated into three performance tiers – U-Series (ultrathin/portable), H-Series (Gaming/Creator) and Pro-Series. AMD is claiming increased performance compared to the competition as well as superior performance per watt. They rolled out the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 and ASUS Zephyrus G14 laptops featuring the Ryzen 4800U and 4800H respectively. Both chips sport 8 cores and 16 threads with the former being 15W TDP and the latter being a 45W TDP.
Radeon RX 5600 XT
The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was launched promising the ultimate 1080p gaming experience. it features the RDNA architecture with 36 compute units at a base clock of 1375MHz boosting up to 1560 MHz sporting 6GB of GDDR 6. They’re claiming at maximum 1080p settings that it will comfortably outrun the NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti across the board – of course, we’ll have to test those claims to confirm them. The expected MSRP is $279 with availability on January 21, 2020.
As was widely expected, the AMD Threadripper 3990X has entered the chat sporting 64 cores and 128 threads of processing power at 2.9GHz base clock boosting up to 4.3GHz. It will have a suggested selling price of $3,990 (achieving rare price parity with fictional model numbers and the respective dollar cost). They are claiming that it’ll outrun a dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 in V-Ray by 30% at a much lower cost. They claim this completes the 3rd-gen Ryzen Threadripper product stack (even though we’ve been seeing rumors of a 48 core SKU kicking around).
This should do it for our quick summary – stay tuned for our full analysis of the keynote!