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AMD Radeon VII on stage

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To this end, Dr. Su recapped on the significant strides made by the consumer Ryzen and server-focussed Epyc processors, built on an all-new architecture and connectivity fabric created to scale easily to 32 cores and 64 cores, respectively, bringing more compute per socket to both ecosystems than ever before.

Su has an energetic presenting style and her enthusiasm for the product is infections. The new Ryzen CPU is the first PC platform to support the PCIe 4.0 standard. This provides 16 GT/s, doubling the maximum speed of PCI Express 3.0.

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After Intel announced an expansion of its 9th Gen Core desktop family and new 10nm "Ice Lake" mobile CPUs earlier this week, the ball was pretty much in AMD's camp and the company didn't disappoint during its CES 2019 keynote today. Most impressive, OpenCL performance will rise a huge 62-percent, AMD claims. To put it into further perspective, in our testing, a current generation Ryzen 7 2700X scores around 1,800 (1,809) in Cinebench and the i9-9900K scores 2,063. This time, the demonstration was of a single Epyc Rome processor (presumably the 64C128T part) offering approximately 15 percent more performance in the scientific application NAMD compared to a system using dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 CPUs (Intel's flagship 28C56T offering).

Other changes present in the Zen 2 microarchitecture include improvements to the branch predictor and prefetcher, as well as increased cache size and bandwidth.

For more on those processors, check out coverage from our sister site, Tom's Hardware. Likewise, applying higher level fixes for vulnerabilities already addressed at a silicon level would result in negative performance impacts.

AMD has Ray Tracing IP in development according to information in this PCWorld article (1) and that extra space on the Ryzen 3000 series SKUs has that definilely has the underlying traces/pads for another CPU die/chiplet!

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