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WCCFTech’s Usman Pirzada did an exclusive piece speculating that AMD CEO Lisa Su might be leaving the company. He mentioned that Rick Bergman, former CEO of Synaptics, could replace her as the CEO of AMD but that does not seem to be the case. AMD CEO Lisa Su has denied these claims.

The article was shared on Twitter and Lisa Su was quick to respond. She mentioned that there is no truth to these rumors and that she is here to stay. She might have teased the upcoming high-end graphics cards in the process. Here is what she had to say in response to the post by WCCFTech:

Just for the record, zero truth to this rumor. I love AMD and the best is yet to come!

The best could mean anything but keeping in mind that AMD Lisa Su has confirmed that high-end Navi is on track and is going to release in the future, it is more than likely that it is these upcoming graphics cards that she is talking about. AMD CEO Lisa Su is one of the most successful and competent tech CEOs in the industry right now and it stepping down now would not make sense.

AMD just released the Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and the Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards. For a limited time, if you buy one of these products then you get 3 months worth of Game Pass for PC for free. You will be able to play games like Gear 5 at launch. Not to mention the more than 100 other titles that are also part of the library.

AMD has been doing great and the new products are very impressive indeed. Interestingly Raja Koduri has just confirmed that not only will Intel’s upcoming Xe graphics cards compete with AMD but with Nvidia at well. Intel is looking to target every price point which means that Intel is looking to take a jab at the top of the line Nvidia card. That should be very interesting indeed.

AMD has made a major comeback with Ryzen CPUs. Intel has been in the market for a long time now and has not delivered on performance gains over the years. This created a space for AMD to get in on the action. By offering great value and performance AMD Ryzen CPU sales have now overtaken Intel in Japan.

Intel has been having issues with the 10nm process but the company seems confident that it has the roadmap and the strategy to take on AMD Ryzen CPU sales. The 10nm CPUs have been delayed time and time again. AMD on the other side is ready to release the 3rd generation of Ryzen CPUs that are based on the 7nm process and Zen 2 architecture.

AMD came back with the first generation of Ryzen and while the sales were not as high as Intel, it slowly took market share from Intel. Now AMD Ryzen CPU sales have overtaken Intel in Japan. You can check out the graph below for specifics.

AMD Ryzen CPU Sales

This is not a small feat keeping in mind that AMD is the underdog here. Intel is a major company with all the resources and funds in the world. Not to mention an unlimited pool of talent which becomes bigger with the passage of time. Intel has even gone to admit that AMD Ryzen 3000 series is a threat that can beat the 9th generation of CPUs from Intel.

If AMD Ryzen CPU sales are higher than Intel in Japan, then it is safe to say that the same is the case in other parts of the world. We just do not know yet. I am sure that when the numbers come out we will see a similar story in other parts of the work. This is very impressive keeping in mind that around 3 years ago, AMD was not active in the CPU market.

AMD Ryzen 3000 series is around the corner and it should help boost AMD sales even further. It is also worth mentioning that not only is AMD powering the next generation of consoles, but it is also powering Google Stadia.

AMD Radeon Technologies Group has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.3. The patch deals with a range of issues but AMD promises more fixes soon. The main highlight I would say is the fix for the overclocking or underclocking GPU memory in three display Eyefinity configurations. The bug caused the system to hang when over or underclocked.

Rest assured that won’t happen any more thanks to Radeon Adrenalin Edition 19.6.3. Other fixes and improvements include ReLive YouTube login, ReLive YouTube Overlay fail, and more.

Following are the patch notes for 2019 Adrenalin Edition 19.6.3.

Fixed Issues

  • YouTube™ login for Radeon ReLive may fail to connect your account.
  • A system hang may occur when performing overclocking or underclocking GPU memory in three display Eyefinity configurations.
  • Radeon ReLive and Radeon Overlay may fail to function correctly after beginning a recording with Radeon ReLive.
  • Region recording in Radeon ReLive may record black frames when an application playing video in the region has been minimized and then maximized.
  • Hyper-V enabled systems may fail to boot after driver installation.
  • Radeon ReLive VR fails to install on Radeon RX 570 series graphics products.

Like mentioned above, AMD has promised more fixes in the near future. There are many known fixes currently being worked on.

Known Issues

  • Radeon Overlay may fail to enable when playing DOTA™2 in fullscreen mode.
  • Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other content to Facebook™ is currently unavailable.
  • ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU connection issues with devices disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • ACER Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen Processor may experience system instability when upgrading to Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.3 using the Custom Clean Installation option.
  • Graphics driver may not uninstall correctly when using the express uninstall option on some Ryzen APUs.

Download AMD Radeon Adrenaline Edition through the Adrenaline client. Update graphics drivers before you continue playing games and stream on ReLive.

The battle between AMD and Intel has never been more intense. Intel has enjoyed the majority of the market share but things are now changing. AMD is doing impressive innovation in the processor space. Meanwhile, rival Intel has done nothing more than release slightly better yet more expensive generations every year. With AMD’s Matisse, the competition is expected to toughen.

Intel’s internal memo leaked a few hours ago and it is a very interesting look into how the company sees AMD. When you read the entire thing, one point is clear as day, Intel now sees AMD has a formidable foe. Intel itself admitted in the document that AMD is more innovative at a reasonable price. Some of AMD’s products offer better performance per dollar compared to Intel.

AMD announced its Matisse line of chips earlier this year and Intel knows the challenges it poses. According to the leaked document, Intel expects Matisse to outperform 9th-generation Coffee Lake CPUs in multi-threaded workloads, such as heavy content creation. This aspect is nothing new, AMD has mostly been favored by developers and content creators due to its ability to perform better during heavy workloads.

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors are likely to lead AMD’s Ryzen-based products on lightly threated productivity benchmarks as well as gaming benchmarks. For multi-threaded workloads, such as heavy content creation workloads, AMD’s Matisse is expected to lead.

What Is AMD Matisse and Why Intel is Concerned?

At Computex 2019, AMD officially revealed Ryzen 3000. AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed Zen 2 Chipset-based architecture. The same architecture used in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett. AMD shared the Ryzen 9 product line with the all-powerful Ryzen 9 3900X processor. AMD’s top of the line chip runs at 4.6Ghz boost.

There are a total of fives chips coming this year and all of them are PCIe 4.0 enabled; meaning blistering fast data transfers. AMD Matisse details can be found here.

 

Ryzen 3900X is the most powerful and expensive member of the Ryzen 9 family.  It is AMD’s very first 12-core desktop CPU with a base clock of 3.8GHz, 6MN of L2 cache and 64MB of L3 cache.  The CPU is power efficient with only 105W.

AMD’s next-generation of Ryzen chips is launching on July 7.

Intel has had issues with the 7nm process and it has been delayed time and time again. AMD has been catching up in the meantime. Still, Intel claims to have a great roadmap and strategy to compete with AMD according to a leaked memo that was meant for the eye of Intel employees only.

Steve Collins, the Director of Data-centric Competitive Assessment Group at Intel talked about the great strategy and roadmap that Intel has to take on AMD Ryzen. Here is what he had to say regarding the matter:

Well, first, it’s clearly a challenging time. We have significant competitive challenges to navigate. That said, I think we have a great strategy and a great roadmap.

Intel to Emerge Better And Stronger

AMD has already announced the new Ryzen 300 CPUs that are based on the 7nm process. These chips provide improvements over the last generation and original AMD Ryzen chips.

Intel Roadmap

AMD is competing on price to performance and it is clear that Intel is having some trouble keeping up. Intel has not been able to provide an 8 core CPU in the mainstream and AMD has already catered to that market for a while now. Here is what Collins had to say about Intel roadmap competing with AMD in the upcoming months:

While it has been a number of years since we’ve faced a similar competitive environment (in the early 2000s with 1 GHz barrier, integrated memory controller, 64bit, and so on)  Intel has risen to every situation and almost always emerged better and stronger.

AMD has a strong roadmap and it has delivered what it promised. The new CPUs support PCIe 4.0 which is a major improvement over PCIe 3.0. We have yet to see this technology implemented on Intel’s side.

Focus On Execution And Software

Collins did admit that execution has been an issue in Intel’s side. That needs to be sorted out as soon as possible. He mentioned that better execution would help the execute the roadmap and strategy that Intel has in mind.

Our focus needs to be on getting our execution in shape as soon as possible. We’re in a competitive time partly because of our execution issues, whether that’s related to our process technology node, or to our products that intercept those nodes. So I think that execution to our roadmap and strategy will help tremendously.

Other than that, Collins mentioned that Intel needs to work on the software side of things as well. I think that Intel should take a deeper look into its security as well.

Beyond product execution, we need to lean on our software expertise and strength and amplify our software differentiation — now more than ever.

The AMD Ryzen Threat Is Real

When AMD Ryzen was first announced, Intel seemed rather cool about it. Intel mentioned that it had the products to take on this new threat. That no longer seems to be the case. Collins mentioned that this is indeed a competitive time for Intel.

AMD Ryzen 3000

In order to execute the strategy and roadmap that Intel has planned, it needs to ensure that it sents the right message to the customers. Intel needs to have the sales and marketing teams co-ordinating with one another, now more than ever.

Finally, in competitive times, overall marketing, ensuring our customers understand our differentiated value proposition, along with customer obsession, are critical. Now more than ever, we need to Lean into our sales and marketing teams to help carry us through these product challenges.

AMD Ryzen is a real threat and it is here to stay. AMD has provided better support with the AM4 platform where users do not need to change their motherboards as frequently when compared to Intel.

AMD has also delivered impressive performance and competitive prices. Intel really needs to work on bringing its A-game to the table. Intel might have a strong strategy in mind and a roadmap for people to look at but the execution is key.

I would go on to say that if 10nm CPUs are not in the consumer market in a year, Intel is going to be in deep waters.