AMD’s keynote during major events is never short of excitement and the one at COMPUTEX 2021 continues that tradition by has revealing new information that spans multiple categories. Let’s digest them one by one.
The first thing is the long-awaited Zen 3-based desktop APU that comes in 2 tiers of Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G while the usual Ryzen 3 is absent for this round. Aimed to seemingly replace the X class models with the addition of integrated Vega graphics, these really provided current gamers that are looking for a new CPU that can both pull them through the GPU crisis right now and staying relevant for casual gaming and light visual tasks while keeping upgrade paths in the future open. (Click Here for the full set of specifications)
Onto the server-side, AMD’s EPYC CPU is entering the 3rd generation and currently served as the world’s fastest server processor that powers some of the most impactful cloud services around the world including AWS, Alibaba Cloud, Google, Microsoft Azure, and more. With ready-to-deploy solutions available commercially to any business, its TCO rate provides the best bang-for-the-buck ratio just like its predecessors but at a greater scale.
AMD is also spicing up the architecture game by revealing a brand new 3D chiplet design by stacking a cache die called the 3D-V Cache, in this case, on top of the CCD to achieve a greater density level and as a result, packs more power compared to a 2D design and offering up to 12% more performance just from adapting the prototype design. The company has said that retail products running the new design are expected to be available on the shelf starting the end of 2021.
Moving onto the GPU side of things, AMD’s first reveal of the topic is the brand’s collaboration with Samsung and Tesla where the RDNA 2 architecture will be integrated into the 2 tech giant’s product in the future like the Exynos SoC and Model S/X EVs. Gaming while your car drives for you? Interesting.
AMD also reveals the new Radeon RX 6000M series GPU for the laptop market, reentering the gaming notebook sector in full glory. Coming in skews of RX 6800M, 6700M, and 6600M, a brand new ‘AMD Advantage’ qualification has been released that basically tells buyers that this machine is AMD certified for gaming with the first partner being ASUS ROG debuting the Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition as the first set of qualified models with brands like Lenovo releasing their own in the future. (Check Here for the full specs)
Lastly, AMD’s long-awaited FidelityFX Super Resolution, the answer to NVIDIA’s DLSS has been revealed with actual benchmark numbers, and from the looks of it, it may not be as good but it still some progress at the very least. And what do you know, AMD’s skill in catching up to competitors is nothing to scoff at. More information about this can be found here.
On a quick side note, AMD also recently announced a new partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas’s Esports Team in which Team Red will be sponsoring necessary hardware to the competitive virtual F1 racing scene including rigs equipped with the Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU, Ryzen 7 5800X CPU, advanced Radeon Software with features such as Smart Access Memory, Anti-Lag and FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening to enable the highest framerates with ultra-low-latency gameplay and stunning visuals.