With CES 2019 barely in the mirror behind us, the consumer electronics industry is already barreling towards its next major trade show, Computex 2019 in Taiwan. And, as it turns out, leading that charge will be none other than AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su.

Announced by the show’s organizers this morning, Computex 2019 will be establishing a new “prime” keynote to kick off the show: the CEO Keynote. Delivering that keynote, the very first keynote of the show, will be Dr. Lisa Su, who will be giving a presentation to be called “The Next Generation of High-Performance Computing”.

Computex of course is no stranger to corporate keynotes and press events. However until now, the show has never held an official lead keynote (ala-CES), and rather keynotes have largely been semi-official, frequently off-site affairs. So for the show to establish a lead keynote is a big deal, overshadowed only by the fact that the organizers specifically invited Dr. Su to deliver the very first keynote, making this an auspicious honor for AMD and its CEO.

While the announcement itself doesn’t go into much concrete detail about the presentation, AMD’s 2019 roadmap is well-known at this point, with a slate of 7nm products scheduled to launch, including both AMD’s highly anticipated Zen 2 CPU architecture processors (EPYC, 3rd gen Ryzen, etc) and products based on their upcoming Navi GPU architecture. AMD has previously announced that the next generation of EPYC processors would be available in mid-2019, so Compute falls right in the middle of that timeframe.

The CEO Keynote will kick off at 10am local time on May 27th, which is the show’s usual pre-show press conference day. AnandTech will of course be there in force, and we’re looking forward to seeing just what AMD has up its sleeve.

Source: Computex Taipei

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  • BigMamaInHouse - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    When I think about it- We are missing very important trend that AMD started from Ryzen:
    With each Ryzen Generation- AMD Doubled the existing performance/Core count, Quad Core Desktops became Octa-core, and soons 16Core, same on HEDT from 8C ~16C~32C~and soon 64C.
    This king of performance uplift is not normal and usual - and all of this in just ~2 Years!
    This is why Dr. Lisa Su keeps saying " inflection point ".
  • Targon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    No, Ryzen 1700 or 1700X to 2700X was 8 core to 8 core, and the move from 4.0GHz to 4.3GHz even with the 3-5 percent IPC improvement wasn't double. Ryzen third generation may(not confirmed) bring us 16 cores. This jump to the third generation Ryzen will provide more cores, but even without additional cores, it looks like a 40 percent performance boost over first generation(5GHz on 8, 12, or 16 cores is a 25 percent clock speed boost, combined with the expected 13-15 percent IPC boost, but then expecting that real world performance won't be quite as good as these numbers might imply).

    Threadripper on the other hand...that would be fun for those who use programs that know how to use all those cores.
  • rahvin - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    I'm skeptical we'll see 16 core on Ryzen 3, AMD all but ruled it out by saying Ryzen 3 was only going to have a single chiplet. Beyond that it would eat into their HEDT platform by bleeding off Threadripper purchasers. Ryzen 3 will be 8 core max. AMD isn't going to double cores on the low end where single core performance is still relevant.
  • Targon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    AMD did not say that in the slightest. Ryzen 3rd generation is NOT the same as Ryzen 3. Remember to pay attention to terminology. AMD has used Ryzen 3 for 4 core, 4 thread for the first and second generation, Ryzen 5 is both 4 core/8 thread and 6 core/12 thread, and Ryzen 7 is 8 core/16 thread. For the third generation, Ryzen 3 and 5 may be single chiplet plus I/O, while Ryzen 7 and 9 may be either single or dual chipset plus I/O. Note that third generation Ryzen will have Ryzen 3 chips listed, so it is only sloppy people like you that keeps saying Ryzen 3 when talking about Ryzen third generation that cause any confusion.
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Really? I've read the interview Ian did with her and it was pretty clear that she emphasized, as I remember, "there is a space for another chiplet on there, but we aren't saying anything else...". And AMD is hardly going to eat into the PCIe monster and quad channel bandwidth beast Threadripper just by offering a 16C Ryzen 3 with dual channel and 20 or so PCIe lanes (albeit 4.0). There probably aren't many people who just want cores without the lanes and memory bandwidth and are interested in spending tons of money.
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    I'm also interested to see what they do for APUs. Chiplet approach for the GPU? Or use a different I/O chip that has the GPU built-in?
  • SaturnusDK - Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - link

    Probably chiplet design but the really big question is if there'll be version with eDRAM for the GPU in some form. A version with 16/20 Vega cores and just 1-2GB HBM2 leveraging HBCC to its full potential would be interesting indeed. A potential game changer for mobile market.
  • Zoolook - Friday, April 5, 2019 - link

    How about one chiplet with 8 cores and one with 4 + vega cores, i.e next gen APU, crazy yeah but why not, add an infinity fabric link for peer 2 peer with external GPU, well one can dream right :)

    One a more sober note, I doubt we'll see more than 12 cores on Ryzen for now, more likely 1 ryzen chiplet and one vega chiplet. 8 Zen2 cores is all I need for now.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    >it looks like a 40 percent performance boost
    That's not going to happen, dude. Ryzen 3 is a node shrink, not magic. At best we'll see 8% or so IPC improvements. Intel's massive RND budget couldn't even muster 5% generational IPC improvements, and often had to resort to ever increasingly higher clockspeeds and TDP to retain a steady "overall" performance climb compared to the previous generation offering. Ryzen hasn't been super stable with higher clocks, so we may see the clockspeed per core rise a palty .3GHz or so like with Ryzen 1 -> 2, in addition to a potentially higher priced SKU with more cores, but that's it.
  • Xyler94 - Monday, April 8, 2019 - link

    Zen 2 is a node and architectural change. Intel hasn't done either in 3 or 4 years (Since the original Skylake), each "Lake" has been simply improvements to the 14nm Process they have, squeezing more clocks out of the design.

    Zen 2 is akin to going from Haswell Refresh to Skylake. Zen+ was simply a node change with minor improvements. Zen 2 is a different beast. That being said, I'm only expecting a boost of about 15% max from Zen+ on Zen2. Which would still be more than enough to win performance crowns if AMD does it right.

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