New product summary for the first week of Computex 2021: N-card is new, AMD is in full bloom, Intel continues to squeeze toothpaste

The Taipei International Computer Show Computex 2021, known as the annual carnival for PC enthusiasts, has concluded its first week of activities. What's new this week?

AMD, continue to show off

In recent years, AMD’s achievements in the consumer electronics field are obvious to all. At this year’s Computex, AMD President and CEO Dr. Su Zifeng decided to expand his advantages and continue to make breakthroughs in mobile computing, graphics technology, and data center computing. There are many new products and surprises. A lot.

The first is the release of a new 3D chiplet technology. AMD is cooperating with TSMC to develop the first chip to use 3D vertical cache. After all, Dr. Su took a chip developed by Ryzen 5900X as a prototype to demonstrate the preliminary stage of this technology. Results.

Simply put, AMD uses the method of stacking chip components such as logic cells and caches to make more reasonable use of vertical space, rather than simply increasing the total surface area on the wafer.

Compared with current 3D solutions, 3D chiplet has higher density and lower technical energy consumption. According to plan, 3D chiplet technology will be adopted in the production of high-end computing products before the end of this year.

Secondly, AMD announced the cooperation with Tesla and Samsung. First, the RDNA 2 game architecture will be introduced to the automotive market. The newly designed infotainment system in Tesla Model S and Model X will be built by AMD Ryzen Embedded APU and AMD RDNA 2 architecture GPU driver, supports 3A-level games.

The RDNA 2 game architecture is used on AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, which are high-end gaming graphics cards. The same architecture is also used on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S game consoles, so the rumored Tesla central control at the time The "Witcher 3" interface displayed on the screen is not fake anymore.

Of course, when using this configuration on Tesla's high-end models, it is not for the pursuit of gaming performance, but for the graphics computing power provided by AMD.

This cooperation also indicates that the war between AMD and Nvidia has radiated to the field of automobiles and even unmanned driving.

In addition, AMD is cooperating with Samsung to develop its next-generation Exynos SoC, which uses customized RDNA 2 architecture graphics IP, which will bring ray tracing and variable rate shading to mobile games. This may be the future development trend of gaming phones. .

Finally, Dr. Su did not forget to take care of the expectations of the players and released new mobile graphics cards and desktop CPUs.

The new AMD Radeon RX 6000M series of mobile graphics cards, based on the breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 game architecture, achieves a game performance improvement of up to 1.5 times compared to the AMD RDNA architecture. The current product models are 6600M, 6700M and the highest-end 6800M, respectively, with 8GB of video memory. , 10GB and 12GB.

As a representative of OEM partners, ASUS released ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition (domestic model corresponding to Moba 4 series) equipped with RX 6800M graphics card. The graphics performance is very close to NVIDIA RTX3080, but AMD has a more obvious price advantage. .

Taking this as an opportunity, AMD launched the AMD Advantage design framework, which is similar to the Intel EVO certification. Devices completed under this framework will have at least a 1080p 100 fps gaming capability and a refresh rate of 144Hz and above based on IPS or OLED screens. Screen, NVMe SSD, and at least 10 hours of video battery life. The suffix on the new ASUS machine means that it was developed under this framework, and it can be regarded as a kind of game book. Look for AMD Advantage, and it is basically uncomfortable in the face of 3A masterpieces.

In addition, AMD has launched FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). In this mode, players can get a game experience of up to 2.5 times the number of frames. It has now widely supported more than 100 AMD processors and graphics card models and products from other vendors.

Yes, you read that right, because FSR is an open source solution, and products from other vendors also support it. At the press conference, the Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card was used to demonstrate, and 41% of the frames were obtained in the game "Fall of the Gods" Promote.

At present, more than 10 game developers plan to integrate FSR into their top games and engines in 2021. The first batch of games that support FSR will be available in late June. Microsoft also recently announced that its Xbox Series X/S will support FSR. Features.

Finally, the Ryzen 5000G series desktop APUs based on the Zen 3 architecture are Ryzen7 5700G and Ryzen5 5600G.

The former has 8 cores and 16 threads, the base frequency is 3.8GHz, the highest acceleration frequency is 4.6GHz, and it has 16MB L3 cache. The core display has 8 sets of CUs, the frequency reaches 2GHz, TDP 65W, and the price is 359 US dollars. The latter has 6 cores and 12 threads, a base frequency of 3.9GHz, a maximum acceleration frequency of 4.4GHz, a 16MB L3 cache, a core display with 7 sets of CUs, a frequency of 1.9GHz, a TDP of 65W, and a price of $259.

Both APUs will be released on August 5th.

Intel, regular updates

Unlike the mighty AMD, Intel has few new products, and first released the latest members of the Tiger Lake-U series of mobile processors: Core i5-1155G7 and Core i7-1195G7.

On the basis of i7-1185G7, the base frequency of i7-1195G7 is slightly lowered from 3.0GHz to 2.9GHz, but the all-core acceleration frequency is increased from 4.3GHz to 4.6GHz, and the single-core acceleration frequency is increased from 4.8GHz to 5.0GHz. The first low-power chip over 5GHz, and the core display frequency has also been slightly increased from 1350MHz to 1400MHz.

The other specifications remain unchanged, still the Willow Cove architecture, equipped with Iris Xe core display, 4 cores, 8 threads, and 12MB L3 cache.

The frequency of the i5-1155G7 has been reduced from 2.6GHz to 2.5GHz, the full-core acceleration has been increased from 4.0GHz to 4.3GHz, the single-core acceleration has been increased from 4.4GHz to 4.5GHz, and the nuclear display frequency has been increased from 1300MHz to 1350MHz.

Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI will be the first to launch products equipped with these two chips this summer.

In addition, Intel also announced a new NUC mini computer kit, code-named Beast Canyon NUC 11 Extreme Kit, which is based on the eleventh-generation Tiger Lake-H series processor development, supports up to dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory and up to 3 through M .2 The device connected to the slot. Tiger Lake-H supports PCIe Gen4, which means that both independent display and NVMe storage can run at full speed.

The front of the chassis is a RGB skull with a capacity of 8L and supports full-size independent display.

However, domestic users do not pay much attention to NUC mini-computers. Players who have mobile gaming needs will mostly consider gaming laptops and ITX consoles.

Nvidia, the new card is very strong but it is still difficult to buy

Nvidia released the GeForce RTX 3080Ti / 3070Ti graphics card in the Computex keynote speech. The number of CUDA cores in the former has increased to 10240, which is only a bit less than the 10496 of the RTX 3090.

However, the main frequency of the new graphics card has dropped to a certain extent, the basic frequency has dropped from 1.44GHz of the RTX 3080 to 1.37GHz, and the acceleration frequency has dropped from 1.71GHz to 1.665GHz. The video memory has been upgraded from 10GB to 12GB GDDR6X, and the video memory bandwidth has been increased from 760GB/s to 912GB/s.

For RTX 3070Ti, the CUDA core has been increased from 5888 to 6,144, the basic frequency has been slightly increased from 1.5GHz of RTX 3070 to 1.58GHz, the acceleration frequency has been increased from 1.725GHz to 1.77GHz, and the memory particles have been upgraded from GDDR6 to GDDR6X.

Moreover, these two cards have their own mining power limit when they leave the factory, so naturally they will not enter the shopping cart of the mine boss. However, due to the shortage of chips, the production capacity of these two graphics cards is not optimistic. In terms of pricing, GeForce RTX 3080Ti starts at RMB 8,999 and RTX 3070Ti starts at RMB 4,499.

I hope that the release of the new graphics card can ease the graphics card crisis that has lasted for nearly half a year.

Alien, thin and light performance with both hands

Alienware released one of the few new hardware products at this year's Taipei Computer Show, the new generation of Alienware X15 and Alienware X17 gaming laptops.

First look at the Alienware X15, with a thickness of 15.9mm, which can be said to be the thinnest alien computer in history, but it did not abandon the hardcore configuration because of its slim body.

In terms of processors, Alienware X15 offers Intel Core i7-11800H and i9-11900H two CPU versions for choice, while the independent display uses Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card, from the entry-level RTX 3060 to the flagship RTX 3080, there are three The version is optional.

In terms of screens, consumers can choose between a 15.6-inch full HD screen that supports 165Hz or 360Hz (Nvidia G-Sync) and a 4K 240Hz screen with 99% DCI-P3 color gamut.

The Alienware X17 is slightly thicker, reaching 20.9 mm, and of course its configuration is more dominant.

Processor: Intel Core i7-11800H or i9-11900HX;
Discrete graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB) or RTX 3070 (8GB), the highest optional RTX 3080 (16GB);
Memory: 16GB or 32GB DDR4 3200MHz; 32GB or 64GB DDR4 XMP 3466MHz;
Hard disk: 2TB NVMe SSD or 4TB PCIe SSD;
Screen: 17.3-inch FHD, support 165Hz or 360Hz (Nvidia G-Sync), optional UHD 120Hz screen with 100% AdobeRGB color gamut.

This is the worst time and also the best time. Thanks to the increasing advancement of technology, we have the opportunity to see the ultimate stacking and lightweight appearing on a computer at the same time.

By the way, the Ailenware X15 starts at RMB 16,999, and the Alienware X17 is RMB 18,999.

The above are all the new products of this year’s Taipei International Computer Show so far. It is not difficult to see that this year’s show, whether it is from outside attention or product density, is not as good as in previous years, but as the only remaining PC show today, I still hope that Computex can continue If we continue, we hope that the global epidemic will go away as soon as possible. PC enthusiasts from all over the world will once again gather offline to discuss and agree.

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