AMD seemed to be speed-running their CES keynote this year which mostly featured recorded testimonials from hardware partners regarding their shared excitement regarding our AI future.
However AMD did announce two new parts that will be of interest to today’s gamers. First up was the ever-so briefly mentioned RX 7600 XT GPU. This GPU featuring 32 compute units and 16GB of VRAM aims to be a compelling option for 1080p and 1440p gamers.
The AMD RX 7600 XT will be available January 24th starting at $329 (US).
AMD also introduced the new AMD Ryzen 8000G series desktop processors. These processors include up to 8 “Zen 4” cpu cores and up to 24MB of cache and will be available starting Jan 31st.
|Boost / Base Frequency
|AMD Ryzen™ 7 8700G
|Up to 5.1GHz / 4.2GHz
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 8600G
|Up to 5.0GHz / 4.3GHz
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 8500G
|Up to 5.0GHz / 3.5GHz
|AMD Ryzen™ 3 8300G
|Up to 4.9GHz / 3.4GHz
Each Ryzen 8000G processor with integrated graphics should perform at the top of it’s class when compared to its competing Intel equivalent. In the press release AMD identifies Intel 14000 series as the competing class. Users of the 8000G series should expect decent 1080p performance while benefiting from the possibility of easily upgrading to a strong CPU or dedicated graphics card at a later date.
AMD’s partners like ASUS and Lenovo also launched more laptop models featuring the already announced Ryzen 8040 series of laptop chips. The 8040 series chips feature improved AI performance (up to 60% according to AMD benchmarks) when compared with it’s predecessor.