Once again AMD is making technology history with the announcement of high-performance 7nm-based computing and visualization products that are expected to deliver new levels of performance, features and experiences for gamers. Built on 50 years of innovation, AMD continues to drive the evolution of high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all our lives.
The Rise of AMD Ryzen™ Processors
AMD has a history of innovative solutions in processor technology.
- 2000: AMD introduced the AMD Athlon™ architecture, the first consumer desktop processor to reach 1GHz.
- 2011: AMDFX-8150 processor was unveiled and achieved the world record overclock of 8429MHz.
- 2016: AMD introduced the Ryzen™ brand for “Zen”-based desktop and notebook processors.
- 2017: AMD Ryzen™ 7 was released as the world’s highest-performing and lowest-powered 8-core desktop PC processor and AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ brought the industry’s first 16-core HEDT processor to market.
AMD Ryzen™ processors have evolved quickly, from 8-core 16-thread variants to 16-core 32-thread behemoths in a mainstream socket. AMD Ryzen™ processors successfully bring more power and performance to every area of the market, both in benchmarks as well as smart technology, and AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen desktop processors continue that trend.
AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen desktop processors deliver leading performance through their 7nm design, all while staying uncompromisingly cool and quiet. AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen processors are the benchmark for the future of desktop processors with technologies like neural-net intelligence to optimise workflows and PCIe® 4.0 support for the most advanced components available today.
AMD Ryzen™ is a strong trustworthy brand that customers know they can rely on for years to come.
AMD Radeon™ Graphics Cards: Another 7nm Success
Much like AMD Ryzen™ processors, AMD graphics cards have enjoyed a long history of development and innovation:
- 2006: AMD became the only company that delivered both high-performance CPUs and GPUs.
- 2009: ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 brought TeraScale II architecture to the market with DirectX 11 support and a 40nm transistors for reduced power consumption – the HD 5870 was up to twice as fast as the previous generation and was the fastest GPU in the world at the time.
- 2011: AMD introduced Graphics Core Next, a brand-new architecture with the AMD Radeon™ 7000 series based on a 28nm transistor design – the flagship HD 7970 outperformed all other single-graphic card setups at the time.
- 2015: AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X introduced High Bandwidth Memory to the world.
- 2016: AMD Radeon™ RX 400 series brought the potential of Graphics Core Next 4th Generation along with a 14nm fabrication process.
- 2019: AMD delivered the world’s very first 7nm graphics card, the AMD Radeon™ VII.
The new AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 series graphics cards build on these historical achievements delivering high-end performance. Combined with the AMD ecosystem of open technology, such as Radeon™ FreeSync™ and FreeSync™ 2 HDR, the new graphics cards offer an unparalleled gaming experience.1,2
Engineered for the next generation of high-performance gaming, the new RX 5700 series is powered by Radeon™ DNA (RDNA) architecture. RDNA is expected to deliver up to 1.25X higher performance-per-clock, and up to 1.5X higher performance-per-watt over the Graphics Core Next architecture.3,4 The series is equipped with the latest 8GB of GDDR6 high-speed memory and PCI® Express 4.0 support, delivering twice the bandwidth.
AMD Ryzen™ and Radeon™: Out Now
As AMD partners, you know the history of AMD; you’ve been with AMD at every innovation, with every exciting product release. Now experience the future of high-performance gaming with AMD Ryzen™ and Radeon™. These products are now on the shelf and your customers are ready.