Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), recently made an announcement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles this week, unveiling a new mind-blowing 7-nanometer, 16-core Ryzen 3 Processor and a 7-nanometer Navi graphics processing unit (GPU). The new tech will challenge Intel in chips for gaming machines considering.
On Sunday it was announced by the tech giant, Microsoft that the new AMD’s processor and graphics chipset would be utilized for the project “Scarlett”. Scarlett is a new gaming project introduced by Microsoft to bring its new Microsoft’s gaming console by the year 2020. Su said that AMD’s chips are targeting all parts of gaming — cloud gaming via data-centric hardware, PC gaming, and console gaming. AMD also recently partnered with Samsung to move into mobile markets. AMD’s chips will power Google’s Stadia infrastructure for cloud gaming, and AMD’s chips will be the heart of the upcoming PlayStation 5 from Sony.
The Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores, 32 threads, 4.7-GHz boost frequency, 3.5GHz base frequency, and 72 megabytes of cache. The processor runs on a power supply of 105 watts. The processor carries with itself a tremendous unbelievable cache memory of 72MB. 60 percent of the processor’s speed and efficiency comes through the new design of its Zen 2 cores offering 15 percent boost over the previous Zen architecture clock for clock while the rest of the 40 percent speed boost is attributed to the smaller 7nm circuitry.
Without a doubt AMD this time has targeted the gaming community and the streamers who need a high graphic definition chipset for better streaming. Hitting hard on Intel chipset the company said that while both Intel and AMD latest chipset will provide similar frames per second (fps) while gaming but only the latest AMD processor will allow the streamers on twitch or other platforms to stream their gameplay in High-Definition Quality. Addressing the gaming community Su said:
“It’s all about gaming because we believe that the gaming market is a phenomenal market. We are one of the very, very few companies that can bring what’s needed to the gaming market that we love, for every category of gaming. Gamers are some of the toughest people to please. They have extreme requirements. They want everything. They want fast framerates. They want incredible quality. They want extremely responsive. And they want it, frankly, on every platform. Do we care about gaming? We absolutely care. And we are going to win in gaming.”
In the time where AMD has reached to the 7-nanometer chips, Intel is still struggling with its 10nm chip. It’s going to be a big challenge for Intel to now compete with AMD’s not only cheaper but powerful chipset which they will be shipping in September.