AMD aimed at 1440p for RDNA 2 ray tracing, aggressive performance/Watt goal or RDNA 3

Posted on Thursday, Nov 12 2020 @ 14:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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There was a big The Street interview with AMD's Rick Bergman with a lot of interesting snippets. Let's take a quick look at some of the highlights:
  • AMD remains committed to Threadripper. There will absolutely be future Threadripper products.

  • AMD hopes to get more capacity at TSMC to achieve future growth, there continues to be 7nm supply tightness.

    Bergman stated AMD has "some really interesting innovations" to increase battery life even further on 2021 and 2022 products. He didn't directly answer the question about whether AMD is working on big.LITTLE-like CPUs with small and big cores.

  • Nothing to disclose about 7nm EUV. No huge technical limitations but no huge technical benefits either.

  • AMD's goal for RDNA 2 (Radeon RX 6000 series) ray-tracing performance was 1440p.

  • The rival to NVIDIA's DLSS technology will be called FidelityFX Super Resolution. It will not be a proprietary solution. More detail will follow in 2021.

  • AMD aims at aggressive performance per Watt enhancement for RDNA 3, similar to what is achieved with RDNA 2. Infinity Cache will play a role in this.

  • AMD plans to use Xilinx' packaging technology for some future products.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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