AMD closed its Computex announcements with a "one last thing" reveal of a . Just a few weeks later at its E3 press conference, AMD one-last-thinged us again. This time it one-upped itself with a 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X desktop CPU slated to ship in September for $749.
The company also delivered the promised pricing, specifications and availability for its RX 5000-series graphics cards targeted at 1440p gaming and pulled back the curtain on some of the new technologies developers will be using in games like .
First, the deets.
||Compute Units||Stream Processors||TFLOPS||Base clock/boost clock (MHz)||Price|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition||40||2,560||Up to 10.14||1,680/1,980||$499|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||40||2,560||Up to 9.75||1,605/1,905||$449|
|Radeon RX 5700||36||2,304||Up to 7.95||1,465/1,725||$379|
In addition to slightly higher clock speeds, the 50th Anniversary Edition card has a gold accented fan shroud with Dr. Lisa Su's signature. On the bundle side, you'll get three months ofwhen you buy one of the cards, including when it ships in September.
AMD also discussed some of the new technologies it's giving developers access to with a new toolkit that includes FideltyFX, an upscaling technology that performs contrast-adaptive sharpening for improved textures; there will be a Radeon Image Sharpening option in the driver to use with games that don't have it natively supported.
Other tech demos showed dynamic vegetation, screenspace reflections and volumetric fog in. All which AMD claims the cards can handle with no performance hit.