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AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, To Deliver Computex 2019 Opening Keynote – Will Present Ryzen 3000 CPUs, Radeon RX Navi GPUs and EPYC Rome Server Chips

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In an official press release, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council has confirmed that AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, will be presenting the Computex 2019 opening keynote on 27th May, 19. During the keynote, AMD’s President and CEO will be presenting a range of new technologies that will utilize the brand new 7nm process node.

AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, To Present Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Radeon RX Navi GPUs During The Opening Computex 2019 Keynote

Computex will officially kick-off on 27th May in Taiwan at 10:00 AM (Monday). The event will be live-streamed to the public and AMD’s CEO will be presenting the opening keynote for the event. AMD’s keynote will also set the stage for next-generation technologies announcement where Dr. Lisa Su can introduce their next-gen 7nm products, especially the Ryzen 3000 series processors and next-gen Radeon RX Navi GPU based graphics cards.

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“COMPUTEX, as one of the global leading technology tradeshows, has continued to advance with the times for more than 30 years. This year, for the first time, a keynote speech will be held at the pre-show international press conference,” said Mr. Walter Yeh, President & CEO, TAITRA, “Dr. Lisa Su received a special invitation to share insights about the next generation of high-performance computing. We look forward to her participation attracting more companies to participate in COMPUTEX, bringing the latest industry insights, and jointly sharing the infinite possibilities of the technology ecosystem on this global stage.”

via Computex

AMD confirmed that they will be introducing the said next-gen products, offering key details as to what the general audience should expect from the respective CPU/GPU lineups. Now I’ve been stating this for a while that AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series and Radeon RX Navi GPUs always had their announcements planned for Computex 2019 but it looks like we may get a launch later in July as previously reported.

Looking at the current schedule and 7nm roadmap, AMD could push the launch ahead and go live with these products at Computex 2019 but if that doesn’t happen, we should still expect to hear some good details including a live demo of the final Ryzen 3000 series processors during the event.

Upcoming products include 7nm AMD EPYC datacenter processors, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors and graphics cards based on the next-generation “Navi” architecture – all of which are designed to create exceptional experiences for gamers and creators as well as help solve many of the toughest challenges in our lives. During the CEO Keynote, Dr. Lisa Su and other high-profile guests will highlight new details of upcoming products and showcase how the industry is building a new high-performance computing ecosystem that will push technology to the next level.

via AMD

Here’s What To Expect From The AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Processors

The AMD Ryzen 3000 lineup is based on the new Zen 2 core architecture which is made possible with TSMC’s bleeding edge 7nm process node. AMD has reaffirmed that their Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 series processors for the AM4 desktop platform will be available in mid of 2019. We are now hearing multiple reports of a possible launch in early July and that might be it as far as the launch day is concerned for the new desktop processors.

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AMD has made significant changes to their CPU architecture which help deliver twice the throughput of their first generation Zen architecture. The major points include an entirely redesigned execution pipeline, major floating point advances which doubled the floating point registers to 256-bit and double bandwidth for load/store units. One of the key upgrades for Zen 2 is the doubling of the core density which means we are now looking at 2x the core count for each core complex (CCX).

  • Improved Execution Pipeline
  • Doubled Floating Point (256-bit) and Load/Store (Doubled Bandwidth)
  • Doubled Core Density
  • Half the Energy Per Operation
  • Improved Branch Prediction
  • Better Instruction Pre-Fetching
  • Re-Optimized Instruction Cache
  • Larger Op Cache
  • Increased Dispatch / Retire Bandwidth
  • Maintaining High Throughput for All Modes

Zen 2 also includes stronger hardware level enhancements when it comes to security. This further solidifies AMD CPUs against enhanced Spectre variants and these mitigations will be adopted fully be Zen 2. When it comes to Zen, AMD already had strong software level support when it came to security and they have further enhanced it through low-level software mitigations.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) Zen (3)
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+
High End Server (SP3) EPYC 'Naples' EPYC 'Naples' EPYC 'Rome' EPYC 'Milan'
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 TBD
High End Desktop (TR4) Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128? TBD
Mainstream Desktop (AM4) Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 TBD
Budget APU (AM4) N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso) Zen+? Ryzen 4000 Series (Renior)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020

AMD X570 Chipset – A New Home For AMD’s Next-Gen Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs

As we saw with X470, there were a few features for the Ryzen 2000 series processors which were only supported by new motherboards such as Precision Boost Overdrive and XFR 2.0. There’s no doubt that AMD’s Zen 2 based Ryzen mainstream processor family would come with new features but the main highlight would be support for PCIe Gen4. The X570 platform would be all PCIe Gen4 solution which means this would most probably be the first consumer platform to feature support for the new PCIe standard.

That, however, doesn’t mean that AMD Ryzen 3000 series would only be compatible on X570 boards since just like last time, the new CPUs will be backward compatible with X470 & X370 boards too and new BIOS firmware has already started rolling out on existing motherboards.

As for the AMD Radeon RX Navi GPUs, we are looking at a mainstream lineup which would replace the 14nm Polaris based Radeon RX 500 series family while offering better performance per watt and also some modern graphical features such as Variable Rate Shading and the supposed support for Microsoft’s DXR API. Now, it’s not confirmed whether AMD RTG would be talking about the actual products or the underlying architecture of Navi GPUs. Currently, it looks like they will only be giving us an overview of the architectural details with a proper launch scheduled for mid or second half of 2019.

In addition to the mainstream parts, AMD will also be lifting the wraps off of their 7nm EPYC Rome processors which will battle with Intel’s Xeon processor in the server space. Recent reports suggest that AMD is all set to take away major market share from Intel with their upcoming 7nm datacenter processors featuring up to 64 cores and 128 threads. We will be at Computex to bring you the latest news from the event floor as soon as they arrive so stay tuned for the coming month.

Which AMD Computex 2019 keynote are you looking forward to the most?
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