AMD announced many major products at the Virtual Computex 2021 trade show. In her keynote speech, CEO Dr. Lisa Su released a new desktop Ryzen 5000 series APU with integrated graphics, a new discrete Radeon RX 6000M series mobile GPU with top gaming performance, and optimized design and The performance AMD Advantage label, and the highly anticipated Fidelity FX super-resolution graphics magnification technology, is widely compatible with GPUs from all manufacturers.
Starting from the new desktop APU, Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G will fill the gap in the market between the existing Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, and should also help alleviate the problems caused by the shortage of discrete graphics cards, which will lead to significant price increases. . Two new processor models code-named “Cezanne” will be available worldwide starting August 5.
The price of Ryzen 7 5700G is 359 dollars (about 26,815 rupees before tax), and has 8 CPU cores and multi-threading function, the operating frequency is up to 4.6GHz, and has 8 GPU computing units. On the other hand, Ryzen 5 5600G is priced at US$259 (approximately Rs 19,345) and has six cores with multi-threading and 7 GPU CUs. Both have a 65W TDP rating and will be sold with bundled coolers. They will be used with all motherboards that support current Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. AMD promises that the integrated GPU in its new desktop processors will be able to play 1080p games and handle content creation workloads.
AMD also released six Cezanne-based Ryzen Pro CPUs for enterprises; three with 65W TDP and three with 35W TDP for small desktops. The reason is that they are suitable for compact commercial desktops with security and manageability features. Strong demand.
The new Radeon RX 6000M mobile GPU series is based on the RDNA2 architecture, which supports DirectX ray tracing and intelligent access to memory (AMD’s resizable BAR implementation). They also promised to increase performance by a factor of 1.5, or increase power efficiency by as much as 43% over the previous generation. It is said that the flagship Radeon RX 6800M can provide a frame rate of more than 120fps in today’s popular games, while running at 1440p at high settings, including Battlefield V, F1 2020, Overwatch and Apex Legends. In the stack, the new Radeon RX 6700M and Radeon RX 6600M promise to exceed 100fps at 1440p and 1080p, respectively.
Radeon RX 6800M has 40 computing units and light accelerator. It will have 12GB of GDDR6 RAM and 96MB of “unlimited cache” on a 192-bit interface. According to AMD, it will compete with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 in notebook computers. Radeon RX 6700M has 36 CUs and light accelerators, 10GB GDDR6 and 80MB cache on the 160-bit bus. Radeon RX 6600M is reduced to 28 CUs and light accelerators, equipped with 8GB GDDR6 and 32MB cache on a 128-bit bus.
The nominal TDP ratings of the three GPUs are 145W, 135W, and 100W, respectively, but notebook OEMs can adjust them according to their chassis and thermal design. In addition, the new Radeon RX 6000M series GPUs support AMD’s SmartShift power balance technology when used with Ryzen mobile CPUs. AMD also said that buyers can expect improvements in power-constrained thin and light notebooks and battery-powered performance. Starting in June 2021, OEM manufacturers will release laptops equipped with these new GPUs.
In order to promote gaming laptops based on Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU and their supporting software, AMD has launched a new AMD Advantage Design Framework. The new plan will allow the company to work closely with notebook OEMs to help optimize performance and fine-tune parameters such as operating temperature, display quality, acoustics, connectivity, battery power, size and weight. The first notebook computers developed under this plan will be launched in June 2021, including the new ASUS ROG Strix G15 and HP Omen 16.
AMD also shared details of the upcoming FidelityFX Super Resolution upgrade framework, which will be launched later this year. It will use Nvidia’s DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology, which allows GeForce GPUs to compensate for the performance loss caused by ray tracing by rendering at a lower resolution and then increasing to the target resolution. AMD said that FidelityFX will not only be supported by a variety of Radeon GPUs and Ryzen APUs, but also by competitors, especially Nvidia’s GeForce series.
According to AMD, this wide compatibility and the fact that it is open source will attract developers to support FidelityFX. Players will have four image quality options, so players will be able to choose their preferred balance between frame rate and quality. It is said that in some games, the performance is 2.5 times higher than the original resolution rendering. More detailed information about FidelityFX Super Resolution, including a list of supported games, will be announced on June 22.
At the end of the keynote speech, Su previewed AMD’s upcoming 3D chiplet manufacturing capabilities in the form of a prototype CPU based on the existing Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, but with an additional 3D vertical cache. A new 64MB 7nm SRAM chiplet layer is stacked directly on top of each core complex, which triples the capacity of the L3 cache, while occupying almost no significant difference in space. According to AMD, the cache uses copper-copper bonds to be soldered directly to the bottom layer without the use of solder. Compared with other similar silicon stacking methods in the industry, the cache is denser and more efficient.
In the game demonstration, the frame rate of the 3D small chip prototype is 15% higher than the standard Ryzen 9 5900X CPU running at the same speed. Su believes this is a performance worthy of improvement for the entire architecture generation. 3D V-Cache is only the first realization of 3D chiplets. Su also announced that high-end products designed with 3D chiplets will be put into production at the end of 2021.