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Hello! Thank you for all of the interest and excitement around 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors. We have some important updates today on our voltages, clockspeeds, and Destiny 2!   

 

We diagnosed and resolved the issue causing software monitoring tools to report high voltages and clockspeeds at the desktop with 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and the Windows® 10 May 2019 Update. Our analysis indicates that certain pieces of popular software, which are widely considered to be “low CPU load” applications, frequently make indirect requests for the highest performance and power state from the processor.Third Gen Ryzen is designed to be extremely responsive to requests for higher performance, and this has led to some of the anomalous behavior observed with high voltages and clockspeeds in monitoring utilities.  Our solution is to adjust the AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan to address these cases under light loads, without changing the processor’s ability to respond to sustained workloads like games and content creation.


The solution is immediately available for download in a new chipset driver (version 1.07.29), including an updated AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan that delivers the fix. Users of previous generation AMD Ryzen™ Products do not need this plan, and the chipset driver installer will not provide it.


So you can see these changes in action, AMD Ryzen Master is also updated with new voltage and temperature reporting methodologies that more realistically demonstrate CPU behavior. Version 2.0.1.1233 (or later) reflects these changes and is now available for download as well.


Chipset Driver 1.07.29 also contains a beta workaround that resolves Destiny 2 application launch issues. This will ensure Destiny 2 players can immediately get back into the game.

 

A more comprehensive solution in the upcoming AGESA 1003ABB is still required for other affected software affected by the same underlying issue. AGESA 1003ABB will appear in production BIOSes when your manufacturer has completed QA testing to ensure stability and reliability. This process typically takes a few weeks.


Finally, AGESA 1003ABB-based BIOSes will also resolve the “Event 17, WHEA-Logger” warnings appearing in the Windows Event Log.

 

We genuinely appreciate the time, reports, and collaboration from the enthusiast community on the topics in this blog.  If you are interested in further details, please see the Detailed Brief that can be downloaded from the link below.  We love the feedback and look forward to providing more updates in this format as the Ryzen community continues to grow.


DOWNLOAD: Chipset Driver 1.07.29.xxx
DOWNLOAD: AMD Ryzen™ Master 2.0.1.1233

DOWNLOAD: Community Update #5 Detailed Brief

 

Please note that it may take time additional throughout the day of July 30 for these downloads to be available in your region as local edge servers populate.

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AMD Gaming PC Build Guide

Posted by brian.jang Jul 22, 2019

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Check out the latest AMD build guide for the latest in PC Gaming.  AMD has teamed up with some of the industry’s best hardware component manufacturers to deliver a purpose-built PC designed for an exceptional gaming experience with smooth streaming capabilities and tons of horsepower to produce premium content.  These build guides are great for anyone looking to play the latest games, stream to your fans, and create epic content.

 

 

At the heart of our latest AMD gaming PC, we start with an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X processor with 12 cores and 24 threads, ready for elite performance in gaming, streaming, content creation, and intensive multitasking.

 

 

We chose to mount the Ryzen 9 3900X on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard, powered by an AMD X570 chipset. This full ATX board is equipped with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, SupremeFX 8 channel audio, and rock-solid performance.

 

 

AMD went with G.SKILL 16GB Trident Z Royal high-speed memory, running at 3600 MHz and RGB lighting.

 

 

For storage, AMD chose the Corsair MP600 2TB NVME SSD for our primary drive.  The MP600 utilizes next-gen PCI Express 4.0, capable of up to 5GB/s read and 4GB/s write speeds.  For expanded storage, we utilize Seagate’s 4TB Barracuda hard drive to store loads of games and video content. 

 

 

AMD geared up our gaming PC with an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT with 8GB of video memory.  Powered by the all-new RDNA architecture, the Radeon 5700 series delivers high-performance gaming with next-gen PCI Express 4.0 for 1440p Gamers.  RDNA architecture was engineered to greatly enhance features like Radeon Image Sharpening and FidelityFX.  The 5700 XT series dramatically reduced input lag with Radeon Anti-Lag and offered stutter-free, tear-free gaming with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology

 

 

To power this PC, we went with an ASUS ROG Thor power supply, rated at 850W, with a built-in OLED screen that shows just how much power you’re drawing and more RGB lighting. We dressed up our cables with custom sleeves from Mainframe Customs with any color and pattern to our liking. 

 

 

All this hardware was built inside the RAIJINTEK PAEAN case featuring an open-frame chassis and a tempered front glass panel. We mounted our graphics card with the RAIJINTEK PAXX-S vertical mount GPU Riser bracket.  Once we got it all in there, we fitted the CPU with EKWB’s AM4 Velocity water block, Coolstream radiator, EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 pump, hardline tubing, and Cryofuel coolants with a range of colors to choose from.  

 

Complement your rig with the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ.  This 32inch curved gaming display is running at 1440p, 144hz, and AMD FreeSync technology for a tear and stutter-free gaming experience.  

 

 

Brian Jang, GTM Manager at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

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Today we are releasing our mid-year update to AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, bringing with it a number of cutting-edge features to improve your experience, enhance gameplay and deliver support for the new Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards.  

 

 

Improving Game Image Quality: AMD Radeon Image Sharpening 

We all know how new and upcoming AAA titles can put a strain on graphics, especially those running at 4K resolutions and above. Gamers often reduce  their resolution  to improve the overall performance on some demanding titles.  Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) is a new quality enhancement feature designed to provide gamers with stunning looking visuals even at those lower resolutions. This new technique, available initially on the new Radeon RX 5700 series graphics, takes an image and applies an intelligent algorithm to sharpen and upsample it, delivering a crisp image with virtually no performance penalty1. Gamers can now have the best of both worlds – amazing visuals they crave, and performance they need.  

 

 

Learn More about Radeon Image Sharpening

 

Improve Gaming Response Time: AMD Radeon Anti-Lag 

In ideal conditions, when a gamer clicks on a key and the CPU registers the work, the GPU will render out the corresponding frame to the monitor at almost the exact same time. However, when the GPU is pushed to its limits, the CPU work gets queued up while it waits for the GPU to finish, which results in the gamer experiencing lag.  We’ve developed Radeon Anti-Lag to better handle those requests coming in from the user so that they don’t get queued up as often waiting for the GPU to complete its task. The result is a 31% average reduction in click-to-response times2, vastly improving the fluidity of gaming in these types of GPU bound scenarios.  

 

 

Learn More about Radeon Anti-Lag

 

Radeon Chill  

We introduced this innovative feature a few years ago to reduce power consumption and noise while limiting the effect on performance, so users won’t perceive any difference.  Today’s latest release takes it another step further by refining Radeon Chill to have display-aware tuning.  Chill can now automatically set frame-rate caps to match your monitor’s refresh rate, whether it’s a static or adaptive FreeSync panel. By working within this range, gamers will get smooth gaming and power savings to boot, with up to 2.45x more savings than before.3 

 

 

Learn More about Radeon Chill

 

AMD Link/Radeon ReLive 

Back in December of last year, we introduced a cool feature in Adrenalin 2019 Edition, where users could play PC games on virtually any mobile device connected to their home wifi using AMD Link, a free app that is available for download on Apple and Android devices.  Today we are expanding that support further by including Apple TV and Android TV connectivity.  Now you can stream your PC games directly to your TV and play on the big screen or watch any of the videos you may have captured on your PC using Radeon ReLive.  

 

 

Learn More about AMD Link

 

AMD FidelityFX 

AMD FidelityFX is our open source image quality toolkit that is now available for developers to implement into their game. FidelityFX combines Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) along with Luma Preserving Mapping (LPM) technologies to deliver great looking visuals while gaming.  FidelityFX automatically collapses multiple effects into fewer shader passes to reduce overhead and free up your GPU for the visceral experience you demand. 

 


Learn More about AMD FidelityFX

 

We’re constantly striving to make the gaming experience better than ever before, and we look forward to your feedback on the new features and on any other things you’d like to see integrated in to our software package.  

 

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Download the latest driver here

 

Jay Marsden is Manager, Radeon Software Marketing for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.  GD-5

 

 

Footnotes: 

  1. RS-296 AMD Radeon Image Sharpening Performance - Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 4th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 5700, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 9700K CPU (3.6 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Radeon Image Sharpening OFF at 2560x1440p, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (high preset, DX12), Rage 2 (ultra-preset, Vulkan), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (highest preset, DX12) Sid Meier’s Civilization 6: Gathering Storm (ultra preset, DX12), and Total War: Warhammer 2 (DX12) scored 84.5FPS, 78.7FPS, 78.6FPS, 97.4FPS and 56.7FPS, respectively, whereas with Radeon Image Sharpening ON scored 83.4FPS, 78.1FPS, 77.7FPS, 96.0FPS, 56.4FPS, respectively, leading to a 1.30%, 0.76%, 1.15%, 1.41%, and 0.53% reduction in performance, respectively, or an average of 1% total average performance impact. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.  
  2. RS-295 - AMD Radeon Anti-Lag Performance -  Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 4th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 5700, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 9700K CPU (3.6 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Anti-Lag OFF at 3840x2160p using DX11, Apex Legends (ultra-high preset), Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (high preset), Dota 2 (maximum preset), Fortnite (high preset), Overwatch (epic preset), PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (ultra preset), and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege had an average input to display latency of 54.6ms, 44.8ms, 22.4ms, 54.4ms, 29.7ms, 48.3ms, 34.1ms, respectively, versus a 36.8ms, 30.2ms, 17.3ms, 35.5ms, 20.5ms, 33.0ms, and 23.6ms latency with Anti-Lag ON, respectively, leading to a 33%, 33%, 23%, 35%, 31%, 32%, and 31% reduction in latency with Anti-Lag ON, respectively. Comparing Anti-Lag ON vs OFF, Anti-Lag reduces average latency by 31%. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.  
  3. RS-294 - AMD Radeon Chill Improvement - Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 28th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 5700, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 9700K CPU (3.6 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Radeon™ Chill OFF at 2560x1440p, Dota 2 (Ultra preset, DX11), Overwatch (Epic preset, DX11), World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Level 10 preset, DX12), and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Very High preset, DX11) consumed 201.6W,   217.7W, 217.3W, and 216.8W, respectively. With the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.3 default Radeon™ Chill framerate range (70-144FPS) on a 60Hz monitor, Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 consumed 77.4W, 177.2W, 130.0W, and 178.2W, respectively. With the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 default Radeon™ Chill framerate range (30-60FPS) on a 60Hz monitor, Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 consumed 54.5W, 71.6W, 63.6W, and 91.5W, respectively. Comparing default power consumption with the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.3 Radeon Chill FPS range, Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 consumed 62%, 19%, 40%, and 18% lower power, respectively, whereas Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 Radeon Chill versus default consumed 73%, 67%, 71%, and 58% lower power, respectively. Comparing Radeon™ Chill’s power reduction on a 60Hz monitor in Dota 2, Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Radeon Chill now saves 1.18x, 3.61x, 1.76x, and 3.24x more power with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 vs 19.6.3, or 2.45x more average power savings. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.  

In 2018, AMD launched 2000 series Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics to critical acclaim. With the most powerful graphics performance on a desktop processor[i], the Ryzen 5 2400G delivers on the promise of both highly responsive processing and discrete-class gaming without the added expense of a separate graphics card. And at a $99 launch price, the Ryzen 3 2200G makes smooth, best-in-class esports gaming available at an even more accessible price point.

 

On July 7th, AMD will make the most powerful graphics on a desktop processor even better. Introducing the new Ryzen 5 3400G and the Ryzen 3 3200G processors with Radeon Graphics.  

 

ProcessorCores / ThreadsBoost/Base Clock

Graphics

(Graphics Clock)

Total Cache

(L2 + L3)

TDPCooler

Suggested

Price

Ryzen 5 3400G4 / 84.2 / 3.7 GHz

Radeon RX Vega 11

(1400 MHz)

6MB65WWraith Spire$149
Ryzen 3 3200G4 / 44.0 / 3.6 GHz

Radeon Vega 8

(1250 MHz)

6MB65WWraith Stealth$99


Armed with higher clock speeds, super-fast graphics, and new driver features, these new processors set a new benchmark for what users can expect from a desktop processor. The Ryzen 5 3400G earns the title of the world’s most powerful graphics on a desktop processori, a title previously held by its predecessor the Ryzen 5 2400G.iii With 4 cores, and 8 processing threads, an impressive 4.2 GHz Max Boost clock speed, and a 1400 MHz graphics core speed, the Ryzen 5 3400G is armed with strong processing hardware, able to provide smooth gaming performance at high -definition 1080p resolution while its competition - the Core i5-9400 - stutters and fails to deliver a playable experience in many popular titlesiv:

 

 

Similarly, with 4 processing cores, a max boost clock of 4.0 GHz, and a 1250 MHz graphics clock speed, the new Ryzen 3 3200G is quite capable of playing the most popular eSports games online at 1080p.


Of course, there’s more to the Ryzen 5 3400G than just strong gaming chops. With powerful Radeon graphics on tap, your Windows computing experience can be truly enhanced and unleashed. From watching video and surfing the internet, to serious design and production work, this CPU is surprisingly capable, reliable, and efficient compared to the competition:


Ryzen 3400G Productivity Performance


In addition to raw performance, 3000 series Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics boast some of the most stable graphics drivers in the business, with exciting new features included at launch that include new Radeon Anti-Lag technology - a feature that can give you a competitive edge when playing the most popular eSports games online.


Radeon Anti-Lag


And AMD didn't stop there. We have looked for even more ways to add value to the Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G:

 

 

As touched on in the slide above:

 

- The Ryzen 5 3400G includes the robust Wraith Spire cooler, which has a higher cooling capacity than the Wraith Stealth cooler


- The Ryzen 5 3400G is also equipped with premium soldered thermal interface material, which helps keep the processor cooler and quieter during normal operation, and also when overclockingv


- The Ryzen 5 3400G can use the new PBO Automatic Overclockingvi feature to enable up to 200 MHz of easy overclocking at the touch of a button.


The new 3000-series Ryzen with Radeon graphics processors will be on shelf on July 7th, 2019. The Ryzen 3 3200G has a suggested etail price of $99 USD, while the Ryzen 5 3400G has a suggested etail price of $149 USD. AMD looks forward to pushing the boundaries of what you expect from a desktop processor with these new, powerful processing products.

 

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Don Woligroski is the Desktop Technical Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

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Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in 3DMark Time Spy. Results may vary with configuration. PCO-001

 ii Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in PCMark 10, Adobe Premiere, Speedometer, and SPECviewperf. Results may vary with configuration. The class defined as graphics on a desktop processor. SPEC® and SPECviewperf® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org. PCO-002

iii  Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/08/2017 for the Ryzen 5 2400G, and 09/04/2015 for the Core i7-5775c on the following systems. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. System Configs:  All systems equipped with Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows 10 RS2 operating system. Socket AM4 System: Ryzen 52400G processor, 16B (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Graphics Driver 1710181048-17.40-171018a-319170E 23.20.768.0 :: 12/08/2017. Socket LGA1150 System: Core i7-5775c processor, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1867 MHz RAM, graphics driver 10.18.15.4256:: 09/04/2015. 3DMark 11 Performance benchmark used to represent graphics power. The following processors achieved the following scores in 3DMark 11 ‘performance’ benchmark v1.0.132.0: The Ryzen 5 2400G: 5042. Also, in v1.0.132.0, The Core i7-5775c, the Intel desktop processor with the highest Intel desktop graphics performance, achieved 3094. RZG-01

iv Testing as of 05/14/2019 by AMD Performance Labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G Processor and Intel Core i5-9400 in 9 game titles. Results may vary with configuration. PCO-003

V Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage,  to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.  This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer.  Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability.  GD-106

vi GD-135 - Precision Boost Overdrive requires an AMD Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Ryzen 5 3000, AMD Ryzen 7 3000, or AMD Ryzen 9 3000 Series processor and a motherboard compatible with one or more of these processors. Because Precision Boost Overdrive enables operation of the processor outside of specifications and in excess of factory settings, use of the feature invalidates the AMD product warranty and may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. GD-135

 

For a limited time starting on July 1, when you purchase an eligible AMD Radeon™ graphics card or Ryzen™ processor, you’ll get a 3 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass*. This fall, Xbox Game Pass is coming to PCs and gamers will have unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, available to download and play at full fidelity. You can check the list of eligible AMD products and read the rules here.

 

More titles will be continuously added to the library on the day of release, including Gears 5, set to drop September 10, 2019. From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. Who’s excited to delve into Gears 5 on release day? We’re counting down the days.

 

Already a Game Pass subscriber? That’s totally cool – you can redeem our offer to add 3 months to your existing subscription*.

 

Get the ultimate PC gaming experience with the power of Ryzen™ processors and the performance of Radeon™ graphics. With the best-in-class gaming hardware, now your biggest challenge will be figuring out which game to tackle next. Happy gaming!

 

Stella Lee is GTM Manager, Gaming Segment Marketing at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

*Offer available through participating retailers for eligible purchases made July 1, 2019 through March 10, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted, whichever occurs first. Void where prohibited.  Full offer terms at www.amdrewards.com/terms. Game Pass for PC:  Over 100 PC Games available starting August 2019. Gears 5 available fall 2019.  Game Pass code must be redeemed by June 30, 2020.  Limit one promotional 3-month subscription per Microsoft account over a 12-month period.  Requires the Xbox (beta) app and Windows 10 (with updates).  Age restrictions and system requirements apply. Game catalog varies over time. 

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