The annual Computex event is here in Taipei. In about 3 hours time, AMD CEO Lisa Su will be on stage sharing the latest from AMD. Yes, we should be expecting more on the Ryzen 3000 series and the new X570 series of chipsets.
AMD made the following announcements:
- “Zen 2” – The new “Zen 2” core, powering the next-generation AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors, widely outperforms the historical generational performance improvement industry trend, delivering 15% more IPC, and features significant design improvements including lager cache sizes and a redesigned floating point engine.
- 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop family – The new lineup of 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors introduces a new category of Ryzen 9 desktop processor with the flagship 12 core/24 thread Ryzen 9 3900X. The family is rounded out with 8 core Ryzen 7 models and 6 core Ryzen 5 models, and all 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors are supported by the world’s first PCIe 4.0 readiness.
- AMD X570 chipset – The world’s first PCIe 4.0 supported X570 chipset for socket AM4 offering the broadest ecosystem readiness in AMD history, with over 50 new motherboard models as well as PCIe 4.0 storage solutions.
- RDNA gaming architecture and AMD Radeon RX 5700-series – RDNA, the next foundational gaming architecture designed to drive the future of gaming, delivers incredible performance, power, and memory efficiency in a smaller package compared to the previous generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. RDNA will power the upcoming 7nm Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards, which feature high-speed GDDR6 memory and support for the PCIe 4.0 interface.
- Datacenter updates – A demonstration of a 2nd Gen AMD EPYC server platform showed a 2nd Gen EPYC-based processor outperformed two Intel Xeons by more than 2x on the NAMD benchmark. Additionally, AMD and Microsoft Azure announced the achievement of previously unobtainable levels of performance for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using an Azure HB cloud instance running on an 1st Gen AMD EPYC-processor based system.
Dr. Su was joined on stage by fellow technology leaders Microsoft Corporate Vice President of OS Platforms Roanne Sones, Asus Chief Operating Officer Joe Hsieh, Acer Co-Chief Operating Officer Jerry Kao and other significant industry players to showcase the breadth and depth of the AMD high-performance computing and graphics ecosystem.
A live stream of the event will be available at: https://www.amd.com/en/events/computex. An archived version of the webcast will be available approximately one hour after the event and can be found on the AMD YouTube channel.