We were excited for CES 2020. From a PC perspective, the competition between Intel and AMD is heating up, which led us to believe this week would see some killer announcements from the two rivals. Unfortunately, while Intel didn’t really have much to share, AMD went all out with some big headlines.
Here’s everything AMD announced at CES 2020, just in case you missed it.
Ripping apart all the threads
The most powerful Threadripper we’ve seen to-date is a 32-core CPU, so AMD managed to double the number of physical cores with the latest architecture advancement. What this means for system builders is enhanced performance compared to a $20,000 dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 setup. What?
The best part is the price. $3,990.
Improved Ryzen mobile CPUs
The new Ryzen 7 4800U rocks eight cores and 16 threads, the same as the Ryzen 7 4800H, but the latter comes with higher clock speeds and TDP of just 45W. AMD compared the 4800U against Intel’s Core i7-1065G7 with comparable single-core performance but utterly smashing it in multi-core and graphics.
But that’s not all as the company had the guts to state on stage that the Ryzen 7 4800H easily outperforms the Intel Core i7-9700K, a desktop processor.
New mid-range RX 5600 GPUs
Spec jargon includes 36 compute units, a 1,375 MHz game clock with a 1,560 MHz boost clock and 6GB of GDDR6 memory. What this all means for gaming is it’s based on AMD’s latest generation RDNA architecture on a 7nm process and packs enough power for all your favorite games at Full HD.
The price is also appealing, coming in at just $279 and availability kicks off on January 21 so we won’t have long to wait.
Introducing FreeSync tiers
Source: Windows Central
FreeSync Premium turns things up a notch with at least a refresh rate of 120Hz on a 1080p panel with low framerate compensation (LEC) for smoother gaming. Previously known as FreeSync 2 HDR, FreeSync Premium Pro adds HDR support, reduced flickering, lower latency, as well as everything included with FreeSync Premium.
The top tier was included with the ViewSonic ELITE XG550, also announced at CES 2020.
Using incorrect Xbox stock imagery
We spotted some ports on the image and ran with it, but it turns out that this wasn’t accurate at all, misleading everyone who spotted it (or read our coverage). Bad, AMD.
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