AMD, the new Ryzen 3 5300G amazes in overclocking

AMD, the new Ryzen 3 5300G amazes in overclocking


An overclocker known as "Yosarianilives" has released its fantastic result with the brand new Ryzen 3 5300G, AMD's first quad-core APU based on the Zen 3 architecture. The chip, coupled to an ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming motherboard and 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 4,600MHz, with very low timings of 16-16-16-38, managed to reach an impressive 5.6GHz of operating frequency. br>
Credit: Yosarianilives The Ryzen 3 5300G is part of the line-up of AMD's Zen 3-based APUs, which is currently making its way into various pre-assembled and all-in-one models, while the high-end products are expected to hit the retail market in early August. Similar to the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X, the 5300G consists of a quad-core CPU with active SMT (eight threads) and an integrated Vega GPU. Thanks to the lower core count, the 5300G also has the highest base clock of any Ryzen CPU in existence at this time of 4.0GHz, but is countered by the perhaps somewhat sluggish Boost Clock of 4.2GHz.

We do not know which cooling system was used to push the Ryzen 3 5300G up to 5.6GHz, but a rather performing method, such as liquid nitrogen, will certainly have been used, since it is difficult to achieve similar frequencies relying on classic air or water devices. The overclocker hasn't released any synthetic or in-game benchmarks, but we imagine the 5.6GHz 5300G, paired with fast 4,600MHz memory, is sure to thrill in single thread workloads. Obviously, keeping such frequencies stable is rather problematic, which is why, in common everyday use, users will have less computational power available.

To learn more about the series of AMD Ryzen APUs of the 5000G series, we refer you to our previous article, while if you do not know which processor to buy right now you could refer to the guide on the best CPUs.

Are you looking for a good motherboard to pair with the new Ryzen processors? ASUS ROG Strix X570-F with 14 power phases might be a good choice. You can find it on Amazon at a good price.

AMD pushes deeper into workstation graphic cards with W6000 Series GPUs

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Advanced Micro Devices has launched its AMD Radeon Pro W6000 Series workstation graphics cards aimed at providing high performance at an affordable price.

Demand for workstations has taken off during the pandemic as professionals working from home have to beef up their ability to work remotely. And AMD is in the midst of a refresh with its AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture. Thanks to that architecture, the new W6000 Series cards can deliver up to 79% faster performance than the previous generation, said Jamie Gwilliam, senior business development manager at AMD, in a press briefing.

The graphics cards are targeted at demanding architectural, design, engineering simulation, and video editing workloads. “So the W6800 is very firmly aimed at heavy to extreme workloads across those industries,” Gwilliam said. “It’s compatible with a whole wide range of other industries. And the W6600 is the mainstream card, where we typically see people doing medium to heavy workloads.”

The flagship is the AMD Radeon Por W6800, the fastest AMD RDNA workstation graphics card ever. It also includes the AMD Radeon Pro W6600 graphics card. Each has its accompanying graphics processing unit (GPU).

Above: AMD Radeon Pro W6600

Image Credit: AMD

The GPUs are built on an advanced 7-nanometer manufacturing process. The new chip series has features such as enhanced compute units with real-time hardware-accelerated raytracing. It can run Solidworks software up to 46% faster in rendering tasks than Radeon Pro graphics cards based on previous-generation architectures. That helps when companies are trying to create animated films with sophisticated shadows and lighting.

“We’re seeing the rise of hardware ray tracing, accelerated in some industries and just starting in others. But ultimately, everybody wants to remove the traditional rendering process and get high-quality visuals as quickly as possible,” Gwilliam said. “And in some cases, while they’re working within their CAD application, they want to see how materials behave, they want to see how it works with lighting, but without the time lost of doing traditional rendering. So expectations around hardware ray tracing are rising.”

It has support for variable rate shading (VRS) to deliver real-time photorealistic viewports and rendering. Its AMD Infinity Cache has up to 128MB of last-level data cache integrated on the GPU die to reduce latency and power consumption.

The W6800 has 60 compute units with 32GB of memory, while the W6600 has 28 compute units and 8GB of memory.

The AMD Radeon PRO W6800 graphics card is available now from leading etailers/retailers for $2,250. The AMD Radeon PRO W6600 graphics card is expected to be available from etailers/retailers in the third quarter 2021 for $650.

AMD Radeon Pro W6600M GPUs are expected to be available in the HP Fury ZBook G8 mobile workstation in select countries starting July 2021. Competitively, the W6800 sits between the Nvidia RTX A6000 ($4,650) and the Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 ($2,600) in terms of performance. But it costs less than either, Gwilliam said.

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