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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  • AmazighQ - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Also Ian has the proper posh voice when speaking. When you hear him talk without knowing his background, you think this guy know his stuff. Add in the wit and you get someone who can the best Youtube vids about tecnology.

    Also i got a small hint that Ian will be joining AMD very soon.
  • phoenix_rizzen - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Is there a written transcript anywhere for those of us who want to skim through it?
  • Ian Cutress - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    There's the autogenerated subtitles. It calls me Dr. Ian Tetris
  • kepstin - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    I opened this up to read on the bus and saw quite disappointed by having nothing to read. I'd love to see a transcript alongside this sort of video interview content.
  • hamiltenor - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    I enjoyed this video, thanks for being a part of it!
  • ajc9988 - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Great video with you and Wendell. I watched it before I found this article (I subscribe to Level1Techs on YT). Really hoping you can convince Wendell to make it to Hot Chips. I'd love if you two could sit down and do a chat like this after that conference. Isn't there also an interconnect conference around that time also?

    In any case, great work and thank you for your reporting. I'm definitely a fan of your work and look forward to the upcoming coverage.
  • Drazick - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - link

    This is a great video and I'd love to see more!

    Keep them coming...
  • BigMamaInHouse - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - link

    I saw on twitter that you are working on Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE + 5.1Ghz 9900K Bundle review - Am I right? :-).
  • kitfit1 - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - link

    Don't know if you remember me Ian, but we used to bench together when you were on Benchtec UK, in fact we have benched many times since then lol, the last time was at Cambridge i think ?
    Anyway, just wanted to say that that the Video i have just watched is easily one of the most interesting and entertaining video's i have watched in years. Two guys just talking about stuff they love, there simply has to be more video's like this.
  • Dr. Swag - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - link

    Ian almost makes Wendell sound like a tech noob, and this is Wendell we're talking about

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