Several custom RX5700 cards from several manufacturers are said to be going on sale during August. Release begins next week.
Primarily, they have custom cooling for overclocking and interesting visual appearances. Some are said to have custom circuit boards.
As previously noted, my "stock" RX5700XT 50th Anniversary "reference card" actually runs up to 2040MHz during benchmarks with no added overclock. Its factory overclocked relative to the standard RX5700XT -- the overclock is not large. Its quiet in normal gaming use. I understand AMD purposely made it that way. During benchmarking, when running over 1950MHz, I can barely hear it over case fans -- just the sound of air moving to my ears -- not fan-whine. But, my hearing is substandard. Just reference info FWIW.
The linked site has some articles with pictures and preliminary descriptions. Test reports should be coming later this month.
AMD has released the second generation of its processor chip for data centres and said that it had already landed Alphabet, Google and Twitter as customers.
AMD’s newest generation of server chip, called EPYC, uses a new chip-making technology from its contract manufacturers that helps the chips have better performance while consuming less power.
AMD has tried to take advantage of Intel's production delays in moving to new technology by poaching some of Intel’s biggest customers, such as Google.
Moorhead said in a research note that almost every large business he talks to “wants more competition in the space to accelerate innovation and lower costs. With that said, none of these customers would adopt AMD if it didn’t have some advantages”.
the RX 5700 series uses a network of thermal sensors which are distributed across the entire GPU rather than a single sensor. This allows the GPU to adjust and raise the GPU clock until any one of the sensors hits the so-called "hotspot" or "junction" temperature of 110C. AMD also claims that "operating at up to 110C Junction Temperature during typical gaming usage is expected and within spec"
I noticed the "seemingly high" temperatures when stress testing my card. It became obvious that AMD was merely measuring temperature much more accurately than normal for past CPUs and GPUs. That allowed my card to run at up to 2040MHz -- even though the advertised maximum boost was under 2000MHz. The higher measured/permitted temperatures are actually a feature, not a bug.