I have been a proponent of AMD for the last few years. They make fast and reliable products if we ignore the great GPU driver fandango of the 5700 series at launch.
After making a very concerted effort to purchase an AMD 6800 XT at MSRP from AMD directly since they launched, I’m done. I’ll be going back to EVGA for the Nvidia cards.
I attended the 6000 series launch event, got a card into my cart, and the server stopped responding. When it came back to responding the inventory was sold out.
I attended the 5000 series APU launch on 8/5/2021. I arrived at 7am EDT. The event was scheduled for 9am EDT. At 8:30 AM I was assigned a position in the “virtual line” and then randomized to a point in the line 3 hours later.
Maybe AMD could learn a bit about sales in an online environment. First come first served, a que that isn’t just for an hour but is perpetual until the client’s order is filled, and 1 unit per person per the duration until the shortage of cards ends MIGHT help the next person before they suffer from my level of frustration and give up. I’d love to see AMD succeed.
They just don’t seem to care.
The AMD stock lost 12 points yesterday. Maybe that will shake the tree enough for changes to their methods of selling online.
The sooner the better. The current price is hovering in the $50 per share range. If you want to buy in at a lower price, there are sites that offer fractional sales with nominal fees.
Stockpile allows you to buy and/or sell at what ever price point you would prefer for $0.99 per buy, $0.99 per sale with no monthly fees and no minimums.
There are other great options if you are willing to buy in whole shares.
AMD Radeon Driver 20.4.1
This is one of the bugs that exist in the recent AMD drivers for the 5700 XT. It may also exist for other AMD cards with this driver or for this card on the 20.4.2 or 20.5.1 driver. This one was very difficult to isolate. I enabled the “Video Replay” feature in the AMD driver panel. A few days later many of my favorite games started to “hitch or stutter” during random events in the games I play. One of my favorite games that worked flawlessly before the change is Kingdom Come: Deliverance. I spent some time searching for any solutions.
I tested temperatures and enabled logging for temperature events, I looked at SMART data for my NVMe drives, I ran the typical sfc /scannow. I checked DirectX diag log files. Spent a lot of time searching for the proverbial needle in the hay stack that changed my performance.
RESULT: Disable the Video Replay in the AMD Video Driver panel and test your results. This solved my problems in Kingdom Come: Deliverance and in other titles on my system.
Pull it together. The latest release of the Adrenaline driver is 20.2.1 It was released on February 3, 2020. It still exhibits many of the same issues of those that preceded it.
AMD released 20.1.2 Version of the AMD RADEON drivers on January 15th of 2020. This new driver is supposed to enhance the features of online streaming. I still have to revert to the 19.11.3 version to get basic functionality for all of the games I play on a regular basis. HELLO AMD are you listening to any of those of us who purchased your 5000 series cards to play games with? We would appreciate a Video driver update that works to solve problems like black screens during a game, animations of fires that are blue with no hint of red or yellow, sudden optimizations that drag the FPS into the snail zone and so on. Without basic functionality, the frills you add won’t matter in the least. I’d really like to see RADEON topple Nvidia from it’s lofty perch but at this point, I’m leaning towards Nvidia for my next video card. Overpriced? Absolutely! Nvidia drivers function out of the box with each rendition of the driver nearly every time.
Greetings! The AMD Ryzen 9 3950x reviews have released. After viewing many of them my analysis is that the 3950X though quite in a league of it’s own is not powerful enough to justify the premium price. The AMD 9 3900x has 12 cores with 24 threads and is selling for the suggested retail price of $499. The AMD 9 3950x has 16 cores with 32 threads and has a suggested retail price of $749.
The release date is suggested to be November 25th.
Now the pricing or at least the MSRP type pricing information is published for the AMD Ryzen Gen3 CPUs.
The Ryzen 9 3900x 12 core 24 thread 3.8Ghz Base – 4.6Ghz Boost clock CPU is slated for $499
The Ryzen 7 3800x 8 core 16 thread 3.7Ghz base to 4.5Ghz Boost clock CPU is slated for $399
The Ryzen 7 3700x 8 core 16 thread 3.6Ghz base to 4.4Ghz boost clock CPU is $329
I know these processors shake the tree and surpass Intel’s offerings which I am very pleasantly excited about. Competition brings down the price and increases the capabilities of the products for consumers. We all win. I am a bit disappointed at the MSRP levels. The MSRP type prices fall approximately into the same values as Intel’s pricing for the competing products. Kudos to AMD for becoming the Victor in the speed segment of consumer level processors. If the retail prices actually are significantly lower for retail than I anticipate, AMD has just hit the ball OUT of the park. This is certainly a home run for them in any case.
These prices are MSRP type values and the actual pricing could be 20% lower or even less on most of the sites such as newegg and amazon. July 7, 2019 is the release date for the processors to go on sale.
I have been firmly entrenched in the Intel CPU camp for nearly 20 years. AMD has not measured up until Ryzen was released. I built an AMD Ryzen 2 2700 CPU based system in April of 2019 to see for myself how well the Ryzen 2 CPUs stack up to Intel’s offerings. I was very happy with the results of that endeavor. Now AMD is in the lead! Now if AMD can just topple NVIDIA off of THEIR high horse in the Video card market space ; )
The specs are up, the release date is set at 7/7/2019. The prices are not announced yet.