AMD’s new Ryzen Processor has 12 cores and only costs $499
* AMD’s 50th this year and announced new CPU’s and GPU’s both built on 7nm architecture. * Zen 2 – Ryzen 7 3900X CPU features 12 cores and boost clock speed of 4.6GHz. * Only uses 105 Watts (9920X is 165 watts)* Only costs $499 (9920X is $1,200 = $700 cheaper!)* In most of the demos the Ryzen 7 3900X performed 18% better than 9920X.* Ryzen 7 3800X ($399) for gamers, 8 cores, 3.8/4.5GHz 105 watts * (comparable to $479, i9-9900K).* Ryzen 7 3700X ($329). 8 Cores 3.6/4.4GHz and 65 watts (last years 2700X was 105 watts).* Is 33% faster than i7-9700K (But that’s a generation apart).* Overall CPUs are 15% faster for single core and 18% on multi core.* Lisa Su (AMD CEO) pointed out that Playstation 5 will be powered with a custom setup of Navi GPU and Zen 2 CPUs.* RX5000 line of Graphics Cards (7nm)* Apparently Intel trademarked the 3000 naming (I don’t know why AMD didn’t buy that up years ago) but AMD says the 5000 name is to represent their 50th. * Pricing hasn’t been announced (that will be announced at E3 in June.* 25% faster and 50% faster at the same wattage * Both the CPUs and GPUs will be available on July 7 (7/7) for 7nm.* Support PCI Express 4.0- 2GB per lane.
Intel’s Keynote – Not nearly as impressive
* 14 new Xeon Processors for Servers and Desktops.* WiFi 6, optane memory support (just a little faster than NvMe).* X-Series of processors (x for Extreme) coming this fall. * i9-9900KS Processor – 5Ghz on all 8 cores. This fall* Old i9 9900k is $1200, how much will this one cost?* Intel Performance Maximizer – Overclocking tool. Helps you find the perfect overclocking speed for each processor and cooler.* Project Athena 1.0 specification – Mobile* Wake from sleep in less than a second.* 16 hours of video playback / 9 hours of battery life. Rappid Charging. * 10th Gen Ice Lake Processors (10nm – used to be 14nm) * Only lower powered laptops not desktops yet.* Focus on AI (2.5x), Gen 11 graphics architecture x2 performance (supposed to be way better on board graphics than AMD). Good for laptops???* Showed of new thin laptops using IceLake. * AMD appears to be the mobile chip of the future – about 3 years.
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo – Full of Keyboard Screens
* Has a virtual number pad to the right of the keyboard which doubles as touchpad.* 2nd 4k Touch Screen that is the width of the laptop just above the keyboard. * Can expand the main screen down to the 2nd screen.* Set frequently used tiles/apps* Moves the keyboard down and there is no palm rest. * Comes with Intel’s 9th Gen i9-9989HK and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU* 4K OLED panel (Not sure if it’s touch screen).
Asus ZenBook Flip 15
* Large touch pad is also a color screen.* Just think of the trackpad on your laptop, now think of it as a 5.65” phone screen with apps.