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AMD and GR8 Tech 2Day

Updated on April 3, 2019
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I'm just a small-time guy working a normal job as a physician assistant. My passion is building PCs and testing/reviewing PC hardware.

GR8 Tech 2Day and AMD

Hello everyone. Welcome back to GR8 Tech 2Day. I’m Will and today, I will be discussing a decision I recently made about the direction of my Hubpages account. This decision is not a big or major decision that is life altering or anything of that nature but it is a decision that could bring potential repercussions in readers of my articles. So, stick around and let’s get to this decision.

So, what is this decision? Well, after careful thought and much deliberation, I have decided that I will focus mainly on AMD products and budget PC gaming. I came to this decision after going over countless news articles and other tech reviewers who consistently tout the greatness of nVidia and Intel while throwing a lot of shade at AMD. To me, I think AMD has gotten quite a bit of bad publicity and negative feedback for no apparent reason. There is a lot of disdain for their products, GPUs in particular, because of the lack of substantial gains from generation to generation. Couple that with AMD being behind in both CPU and GPU components anywhere from 5% to 35-40% in some cases. However, this is nothing that is specific to AMD as both Intel and nVidia tend to have minimal increases from product generation to next generation. So, with that, I feel it is quite unwarranted to continually bash AMD while praising Intel and nVidia, even if their components are faster.

So, what does this decision mean for my Hubpages blogs/articles? Well, not much really except nVidia and Intel reviews will be limited. I purchase all of my own products without assistance from things such as Patreon or other avenues of donations. I make a small amount of revenue from my articles here at Hubpages but not enough to sustain anything significant. I have been fortunate however, to have companies such as be quiet! and Noctua send me samples to review and for that, I am extremely grateful. This “business” is a single person endeavor where I do everything from purchasing the products, testing the products, then writing the articles about the products. I enjoy doing it and love technology all around so, I have fun with it. So, with that being said, I will focus much of that on the AMD side of the house and occasionally I will throw in some nVida and Intel.

What is upcoming in the next few months? Well, it looks like AMD is going to be releasing their next generation Ryzen processors and will potentially release another graphics card in addition to the recently released Radeon VII graphics card which I reviewed in the video below. Also, I have some things in the works such as a couple of case reviews/updated reviews, cooler reviews, motherboard reviews, and some other small things. I’m hoping to get my hands on the Ryzen 3000-series CPUs early to bring you fine folks early reviews. I am also going to go back and retest the Ryzen 5 2600 and Intel i7-8700K CPUs as well as the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, RX 580, RX 570, Radeon VII, and some of my nVidia GPUs. I’m hoping to get a few of these reviews out next week and at least 1-2 articles per week thereafter.

AMD Radeon VII Review

News Corner

Now, let’s talk about the news corner. AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su will give the 2019 Computex keynote address. In this address, AMD is expected to unveil the next generation of high end products and launch dates. Dr. Lisa Su said the following: “As one of the most important global events for our industry, I look forward to COMPUTEX each year. I am honored to deliver the opening keynote this year and provide new details about the next generation of high-performance AMD platforms and products. With our partners, we will tell the story of how leading-edge technologies and an open ecosystem are driving an inflection point in computing and industry innovation and positively impacting several important markets.” The upcoming AMD CPUs, allegedly the Ryzen 3000-series CPUs, have been a hot topic even since the Ryzen 2000-series CPUs came out. Some leaks have shown significant improvement overall and may actually allow for a decent challenge to Intel. Now, given the fact that Intel’s 10nm has been delayed and continues to be so, this has given AMD a great chance to take the market. In addition to the Ryzen 3000-series CPUs, there are the rumors out there also that we will finally see the Navi architectured GPUs. Rumors have been swirling that the first Navi products will be in the midrange GPU market, namely around the $150-$250 market, with the higher end, enthusiast products coming sometime in 2020. If the rumors are true and we get Navi, it would be great thing for AMD considering how weak their Vega line and Radeon VII release had been. These cards have only been on par with nVidia’s top end RTX 2080 but nowhere near the performance of the RTX 2080 Ti. All of these products are expected to be released within days to weeks of Computex but more likely to be released in 3rd or 4th quarter 2019. I am definitely looking forward to Computex and the potential new CPUs and GPUs from AMD.

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. My reasoning for concentrating my Hubpages on AMD and other budget oriented options from coolers to cases and everything in between. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to vote in the poll and leave me a comment below. Check back in often as there are several articles/hubs and reviews currently in the works and should be up very soon. Thanks for stopping by and for your support as it is greatly appreciated. I do hope you will stop by again and I hope to see you next time. Have a GR8 day!

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    • whcobb profile imageAUTHOR

      William Cobb 

      2 years ago from Columbia, SC

      You are absolutely right. I am hoping Navi bromgs substantial gains and puts pressure on nVidia and the upcoming Intel GOUs that should be out in the next year or two. Thanks for commenting.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 years ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Very interesting. You are very right that the image and reputation of AMD is perceived like that in the media that people feel that it is second option in market.

      But we must see the price differential also with some compromise in speed. For ordinary creative writers speed is not an issue.

      It is only the game lovers or other guys who like only high end machines.

      Anyway thanks for a good write up. I enjoyed it.

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