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AMD to host Next Horizon Gaming event at E3 2019, Navi details likely

By onetheycallEric · 7 replies
May 14, 2019
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  1. AMD is building a lot of hype for its upcoming products. The red team will be at Computex 2019, where we're sure to hear about the 7nm, Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 processors and the 500-series chipsets. Today, AMD announced they will also be at E3 2019, hosting the "Next Horizon Gaming" event.

    The chip maker has been tight-lipped about 7nm Radeon Navi, and while we were previously expecting to hear more at Computex, it seems AMD may plan for Navi to take center stage at E3 instead. AMD hasn't exactly stated what will be announced, but it's heavily implied that we could finally get details about Navi-based cards.

    For instance, the press release reads that "AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will present to a live and global streaming audience details about upcoming products and technologies that will power gaming from PC to console to cloud for years to come. The event will also feature appearances by leading game developers who will provide exclusive looks at some of the most anticipated new titles of the year."

    E3 is as good a place as any for announcing gaming cards, and we already know that AMD's Zen 2 and Navi will be powering the next PlayStation. There's also a bit of conjecture about an RX 640 rebrand, as well as AMD's Navi cards assuming the RX 3000 branding.

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  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Guru Posts: 977   +702

    "Nvidia is reportedly preparing to refresh its Turing range of graphics cards this year with a higher-spec version of the GDDR6 memory they started out with. Originally the RTX 20-series GPUs were paired up with Micron’s GDDR6 memory, with a peak speed of 14Gbps."

    Nvidia is so far ahead that they simply refuse to even possibly slow down.
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,143   +1,308

    Is AMD under contract with Microsoft/Sony?
    AMD's gaming hardware is solid, albeit "hot and loud" (don't give me flak for this AMD fannies, its the truth) so will Nvidia ever get a chance to have their hardware in a newer premier console? Are they just not interested? Can anyone shed light on this!
    JaredTheDragon and Evernessince like this.
  4. krizby

    krizby TS Enthusiast Posts: 26   +18

    Console are simply not a lucrative business because of the low profit margin, AMD has been in all the console yet barely made any money from it. Last I heard PS4 and Xbox One chips were produced by Global Foundry. Since Nvidia don't have a fab of their own and relying on TSMC or Samsung fab, their chips are probably too expensive to Sony and Microsoft's liking.
  5. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 511   +390

    An argument I've heard here is that since AMD makes both CPUs and GPUs, a console maker can contract with a single place to make those biggest technical items, whether as a single APU or a chiplet design. Try getting Intel and Nvidia to work together on that.
  6. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,703   +2,071

    nVidia is ahead, very true, especially in gaming, but not in compute. As I see it, nVidia is also showing signs of complacency, likely fostered by their lead, much like sIntel. So, like sIntel, the question is, at least as I see it, will they be able to maintain that lead, and if so, for how long.
  7. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,803   +3,187

    Nvidia must be interested, they managed to get into the Nintendo switch. The only problem is, Nvidia can only provide the GPU. They still need either AMD or Intel to provide an x86 CPU. I don't think they are going to pull a switch and go ARM either, there simply isn't powerful enough GPUs to run the kind of games PS and Xbox do. The switch barely gets away with running much less intensive Nintendo games as it is.
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  8. Stark

    Stark TS Addict Posts: 108   +97

    Actually Nvidia was first contacted by Console makers but their price range was too high for custom chips, and on the other hand AMD was more than willing to offer custom solution to everyone and even had plans to combine x86 and ARM offerings. (https://www.zdnet.com/article/more-chipmakers-to-join-amd-with-heterogeneous-designs/)---- year 2015 article.
    Being cash strapped was a factor but AMD has been more flexible with its designs and ip overtime.

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