The last couple of weeks have been a blitz, with the Computex trade show in Taipei almost immediately followed by E3 in Los Angeles. In both instances, AMD was coming to the fore with news about its next generation products, including detailed microarchitecture as well as product pricing, speeds, feeds, and all the good stuff. I took some time to sit down and chat with Wendell, the host of the Level1Techs YouTube channel, to speak to some of the movement regarding processors in our industry.

Our discussion piggybacked off of AMD’s Gaming Tech Day, held before their E3 presentation. The conversation was free flowing with no set structure; however we do touch upon various topics:
  • AMD products for 2019
  • Chipset and IO die implementations
  • What exactly does Intel do from here
  • Redefining the computational paradigm
  • New packaging methodologies
  • How each vendor approaches benchmark discussions
  • Computex Highlights, including the Chinese Hygon/EPYC processor
  • Ryzen 9 3950X Pricing and Threadripper
  • Hot Chips

Many thanks to Wendell for having me on his channel. Level1Techs is one of the few YouTube channels that specialises in detailed content, and Wendell and I have collaborated on projects before, such as our dive into Threadripper’s scheduling issues.

Let us know if you would like to see more of this sort of content.

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  • lagittaja - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    I already replied to you, Ian, on Twitter but I'll comment here again.

    I've always liked AT's articles etc. in text form but I don't think it would hurt if you guys branched out a little bit, poking your head into "the Youtube space" and having these kinds of conversations on video with people for example like Wendell, David Kanter, people from WikiChip, Bryan Lunduke, Linus Sebastian, Steve Burke and so on about tech and the industry, hardware, software, semiconductors, computer engineering in general and obviously about microarchitectures and so on and so forth.

    But this in particular was a really interesting conversation as I haven't really seen something like this before. I've known you, Ian, are a really sharp guy but now I've heard it and I and probably many others would like to hear more about what you have to say.
    So answering your question, definitely do more of this. Anandtech obviously comes first but if you have the time then definitely do it. Either in real life or on Skype or whatever.

    And the same goes for other members of the Anandtech team, for example Ryan and/or Nate chatting about GPU's and stuff with other people. Would be interesting and I'd definitely watch that.
  • lipscomb88 - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    I second this, though I'm sure it's an investment that would take a long time to see any meaningful return.

    Anandtech and Level1 (all iterations) are my favorite places to go for tech because of the detail and depth, like the threadripper scheduling saga which I loved digging into.

    Kudos to you both for all the great content and the time and effort it took to generate and maintain such expertise.
  • vanilla_gorilla - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - link

    Agreed, really enjoyed this would love to see more. It can be hard to invest 45 minutes, that is probably the upper end of my attention span. But really fascinating topics and I think with the appropriate level of depth, speaking for myself at least, but will allow me to dig in further on some of the items you mentioned.
  • 0iron - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - link

    Is Nate Oh still at AT? Haven't see his article for a while
  • nagi603 - Monday, June 17, 2019 - link

    Agreed, I'd love to see more of chats like these.
  • FreckledTrout - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Really enjoyed your talk.
  • chatman1 - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Cutress, where is your Cutter?
  • Ian Cutress - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

  • plopke - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    That was fun :) !

    A lot of teasing of threadripper zen 2 !

    Personally i found a little bit more structure on the topic flow would have been nice for a novice like me.
    For example , discuss the entire AMD side first , now the Intel one felt sometimes like side notes interwoven between AMD stuff
  • bleh0 - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Really cool video Ian! Having someone like Wendell to bounce off for stuff like this make for some good content.

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