AMD at CES: what’s new on Ryzen and Radeon?

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At the AMD CES keynote, notebook processors were the main focus. At the AMD CES keynote, notebook processors were the main focus.

Half of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, or CES 2021 for short, is over. Yesterday evening Nvidia and AMD presented their latest products or product lines. At Nvidia, in addition to the mobile lineup for ultra and gaming notebooks, the RTX 3060 with its ample video memory was in the foreground.

It was much the same with AMD, although very little was new on dedicated gamer graphics cards for desktop computers. At the end of the presentation it was only said that the new player graphics cards from the RX-6000 series should appear in the first half of 2021.

Although that's not much new about graphics cards, it is still something. Although that’s not much new about graphics cards, it is still something.

The picture on the right shows two models with one and two axial fans each. We can only speculate, but based on the current state of knowledge, models based on the Navi-22 and Navi-23 chips are likely to be hidden behind it.

The lineup could look like this:

* Information or product names not confirmed

Only recently were alleged specifications for the Radeon RX 6700 XT mentioned. This should be based on the Navi-22-XT-Chip and offer 40 compute units (CUs) – this corresponds to 2,560 AMD stream processors (shader processing units).

In addition, both the RX 6700 and RX 6700 XT should appear at the end of the first quarter, i.e. at the end of March. The latest information regarding a release in the first half of the year does not rule that out.

What has CES 2021 shown so far? Find out more about this in our collective article, where we clearly list all highlights & new releases for you:

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What else was there at the AMD keynote?

Desktop processors

Not mentioned at all during the presentation, but instead in the press release, two new Ryzen 5000 models for the desktop. These are the two non-X variants Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800. The specs at a glance:

Ryzen 9 5900X

Ryzen 9 5900

Ryzen 7 5800X

Ryzen 7 5800

What do the new CPUs cost? There is currently no information about the prices. The Ryzen 9 5900 should fit in a little below the X variant, the same applies to the Ryzen 7 5800. According to Geizhals.de, the Ryzen 9 5900X currently costs just under 790 euros, and the Ryzen 7 5800X around 460 euros.

Laptop processors

From a technical point of view, the focus was clearly on the Ryzen 5000 APUs for notebooks. On the one hand, AMD presented models for ultra-thin devices that have to be correspondingly economical in order to cope with lower cooling performance (due to the design).

On the other hand, AMD boss Dr. Lisa Su Specs and performance data for the gaming variants. The new top model is called Ryzen 9 5980HX. All new Ryzen 5000 APUs at a glance:

Ryzen 9 5980HX

Ryzen 9 5980HS

Ryzen 9 5900HX

Ryzen 9 5900HS

Ryzen 7 5800H

Ryzen 7 5800HS

Ryzen 5 5600H

Ryzen 5 5600HS

Ryzen 7 5800U

Ryzen 7 5700U

Ryzen 7 5600U

Ryzen 5 5500U

Ryzen 3 5300U

Only one quad-core APU: After the desktop CPUs, AMD now seems to be concentrating mainly on models with six cores and more for mobile processors – the classic four-core apparently soon became obsolete for the Californians.

Performance: Even the Ryzen 9 5900HX, not even the full expansion Ryzen 9 5980HX, should surpass the current mobile flagship of Intel Core i9 10980HK by a long way, as the following diagram shows:

According to AMD's presentation material, the Ryzen 9 5900HX is significantly faster than the Intel top model. According to AMD’s presentation material, the Ryzen 9 5900HX is significantly faster than the Intel top model.

GameStar-Talk: When it comes to mobile processors, AMD seems to have a clear lead. It looks different with graphics cards, here there is a real duel at the top:

That's how strong the Radeon RX 6800 XT is compared to the RTX 3080




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That’s how strong the Radeon RX 6800 XT is compared to the RTX 3080

Brent Dubin
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.