AMD’s Announcements from CES 2020 – Ryzen & Athlon Mobile CPUs, Threadripper 3990X, RX 5600 XT & mobile GPUs, FreeSync Premium, and SmartShift

AMD is again well-represented at CES 2020 and they made several important announcements primarily regarding the upcoming RX 5600 XT and their mobile Ryzen and Athlon CPUs.  AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su delivered her company’s CES press conference, highlighting several new technologies for 2020.

Featuring powerful ultrathin laptop processors and desktop processors, alongside the newest Radeon graphics cards for 1080p gaming, the CES 2020 announcements include:

  • AMD Ryzen 4000 Series and Athlon 3000 Series Mobile Processors – AMD’s Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors feature up to 8 cores and 16 threads which offer responsiveness, portability, and power efficiency for ultrathin and gaming noteoooks. Athlon 3000 Series Mobile Processors also leverage the “Zen” core architecture in mainstream notebooks for high quality modern computing. Available from top OEMs, systems powered by these processors will be on shelf for purchase starting this quarter.
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X – The world’s first 64-core HEDT processor is coming to content creators around the world on February 7, 2020.
  • AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Graphics Card – Using AMD’s RDNA architecture and the 7nm process technology, the Radeon RX 5600 XT uses 6GB of GDDR6, PCIe 4.0 and new Adrenalin 2020 software features for high-quality 1080p gaming. The Radeon RX 5600 XT will be available from AMD board partners beginning on January 21, 2020, starting at $279.
  • AMD Radeon GPUs for desktops and laptops – AMD announced the OEM Radeon RX 5600 graphics card for pre-configured desktop PCs. For high-performance 1080p notebooks, AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 5600M GPU. Finally, AMD revealed the Radeon RX 5700M GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 for the most the fastest Radeon high-performance gaming notebooks.
  • AMD FreeSync “Premium” – AMD introduced the new AMD FreeSync Premium and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro tiers to make it easier for gamers to identify and select displays that will work best for their gaming experience. Learn more here.

AMD also detailed AMD SmartShift technology. It optimizes performance by automatically shifting power between the Ryzen processor and Radeon graphics as needed.

We are hoping to review these new products and software for BTR’s readers in 2020!

Happy Gaming!