40 – Computex 2019 All the details! – Tech Time Podcast


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.

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