09:47PM EDT - When the big trade shows roll around, this is the time for the big companies in our sphere to announce their next biggest hardware, or update us on what is to some. AMD had some really big launches at the top of the year, with Ryzen 5000 for desktop and mobile, Radeon for desktop, and then a bit later we saw EPYC on Zen 3 come to market. This year at Computex, CEO Dr. Lisa Su heads up AMD's keynote presentation, and we're here ready to live blog the announcements as they come in. Join us at 10pm ET (10am Taiwan local time)!

09:55PM EDT - Four minutes to go

09:58PM EDT - Here's the AMD Youtube stream, for anyone who wants to watch along with the live blog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqAYMx34euU

10:00PM EDT - Two minute countdown

10:02PM EDT - Intro video

10:03PM EDT - Share new products

10:03PM EDT - Starting with the pandemic

10:03PM EDT - Positive impact with vaccination

10:04PM EDT - Crowd in attendance, AMD employees

10:04PM EDT - High performance computing

10:04PM EDT - We are in a megacycle

10:04PM EDT - transformation of devices, ai

10:04PM EDT - Push the envelope in High Perf Computing

10:05PM EDT - Preview of advanced technology at the end

10:05PM EDT - March was 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Milan, based on Zen 3

10:05PM EDT - Deep partnerships across the server ecosystem

10:05PM EDT - 100+ Epyc server platforms, 400+ Epyc instances by end of year

10:05PM EDT - AMD-powered cloud services

10:06PM EDT - Microsoft 365, teams, twitter, zoom, tencent meeting

10:06PM EDT - Momentum with 3rd Gen EPYC

10:06PM EDT - 220+ world records on Milan

10:06PM EDT - WR in Int, FP, Java, DB, Analytics

10:07PM EDT - Doubled solutions compared to previous gen

10:07PM EDT - HCI, converged infrastructure, HPC, analytics

10:07PM EDT - Since launch, compare against Ice Lake

10:07PM EDT - e-commerce perf

10:07PM EDT - This is java

10:07PM EDT - With SLA

10:07PM EDT - 2P 7763 vs 2P 8380

10:08PM EDT - POS requests, online purchases, analytics

10:08PM EDT - 200k vs 300k perf

10:08PM EDT - No mention of Arm / Ampere Altra

10:09PM EDT - 50% better TCO on this workload

10:10PM EDT - Now the new architectures

10:11PM EDT - New AMD APUs into the market

10:11PM EDT - 5700G and 5600G

10:11PM EDT - 8-core and 6-core

10:11PM EDT - 65W

10:12PM EDT - Performs above the competition

10:12PM EDT - Both models available August 5th

10:12PM EDT - $359 and $259, worldwide launch

10:12PM EDT - Now RDNA2

10:13PM EDT - First cards in Q4 with 6900XT, 6800XT, and 6800

10:13PM EDT - 6700 was early this year

10:13PM EDT - RDNA2 in the consoles

10:13PM EDT - Just getting started with RDNA2

10:13PM EDT - RDNA2 coming to Tesla!

10:14PM EDT - Embedded ryzen APU in the infotainment

10:14PM EDT - discrete RDNA2 that kicks in 10 Teraflops when AAA is needed

10:14PM EDT - Tesla is the next platform for triple A gaming

10:14PM EDT - High perf mobile RDNA2

10:14PM EDT - Custom Graphics IP to Samsung with Ray Tracing and Variable Rate Shading

10:15PM EDT - Samsung to provide details later this year

10:15PM EDT - Now notebooks

10:15PM EDT - Scott Herkelman to the stage

10:15PM EDT - Now that's a smug face

10:16PM EDT - +27% YoY gaming laptop growth

10:16PM EDT - Looking at Gen on Gen perf

10:17PM EDT - Up to 50% more perf at the same power

10:17PM EDT - 43% lower power at same perf

10:17PM EDT - +77% more perf Gen on Gen off the battery

10:17PM EDT - *on the battery

10:17PM EDT - announcing RX 6000M series

10:18PM EDT - 6800M - 2300 MHz, 12GB GDDR6

10:18PM EDT - ROG Strix 15

10:19PM EDT - 120 FPS on RE:Village at 1440p Max

10:19PM EDT - gaming on battery leadership

10:19PM EDT - AAA and eSports

10:20PM EDT - Ultimate gaming on the go experience, best in class battery perfomance

10:20PM EDT - Radeon Chill for longer gaming

10:20PM EDT - Also two other products

10:20PM EDT - RX 6700M

10:20PM EDT - 100FPS at 1440p max

10:21PM EDT - RX 6600M

10:21PM EDT - HP Omen 16 shipping later this month

10:21PM EDT - AMD FidelityFX Super Sampling

10:22PM EDT - 10s of millions of gamers on laptops need the best experiences

10:22PM EDT - high performance upscaling required

10:22PM EDT - AMD FSX for all gamers

10:22PM EDT - *FSR

10:22PM EDT - spatial upscaling

10:22PM EDT - FSR enables broad adoption

10:23PM EDT - 4 different quality settings

10:23PM EDT - Supported on all Vega or higher GPUs

10:24PM EDT - Available for the entire industry to use on GPUOpen

10:24PM EDT - Works on NVIDIA hardware as well

10:24PM EDT - works on all 10-series NVIDIA cards and newer

10:25PM EDT - Support in 10 game engines already

10:25PM EDT - support on 100 GPUs and CPUs and competitor products

10:25PM EDT - First games support with FSR on June 22nd

10:25PM EDT - Frank Azor to the stage

10:27PM EDT - Laptops have no room for error

10:27PM EDT - A great gaming laptop isn't easy

10:27PM EDT - It goes beyond CPU+GPU

10:27PM EDT - power, cooling, display, storage, IO, thermals, size

10:28PM EDT - AMD Advantage

10:29PM EDT - AMD Advantage laptop buyers know it was designed for a great gaming experience

10:29PM EDT - Requires AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU, RX6000M graphics, Radeon Software

10:29PM EDT - Exclusive AMD smart technologies

10:29PM EDT - AMD Smart Access Memory

10:30PM EDT - SAM comes to advantage with RX 6000M

10:30PM EDT - Also AMD Smartshift

10:30PM EDT - shifts power between CPU/grapics

10:30PM EDT - +11% gaming performance

10:31PM EDT - All AMD Advantage laptops have 144 Hz+ displays, 300 Nits+, IPS/OLED

10:31PM EDT - All about the gamers

10:32PM EDT - All AMD Advantage will have at least one NVMe x4 drive

10:32PM EDT - low temps on the WASD and arrow keys

10:32PM EDT - First AMD A+A is ROG Strix G15

10:33PM EDT - 5900HX, 300 Hz display, RX 6800M

10:33PM EDT - Select countries in June

10:33PM EDT - HP Omen, 16-inch 5900HX + 6600M, 165 Hz

10:33PM EDT - 1080p gaming

10:34PM EDT - More models coming soon

10:35PM EDT - FSR available on GPUOpen on MIT license

10:35PM EDT - Now advanced technology

10:35PM EDT - X3D packaging

10:36PM EDT - roadmap to 5nm with first Zen 4 products next year

10:36PM EDT - TSMC 3d fabric

10:37PM EDT - First application is 3D vertical cache

10:37PM EDT - stacking 64 MB on top of a zen 3 chiplet

10:37PM EDT - TSVs

10:37PM EDT - 2 TB/sec bandwidth

10:38PM EDT - 192 MB L3 in a single package

10:38PM EDT - 200x interconnect density

10:39PM EDT - Denser connection with IP

10:39PM EDT - No solder bumps, TSVs only

10:39PM EDT - 3D V-Cache technology

10:39PM EDT - 184 fps vs 206 FPS

10:40PM EDT - 4 GHz clock speed fixed

10:40PM EDT - +12 %

10:40PM EDT - 12 core / 24 thread

10:40PM EDT - +15% faster gaming on average

10:40PM EDT - One entire architecture gain just from vcache

10:41PM EDT - Starting production end of the year

10:42PM EDT - That's a wrap. That was unexpected.

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  • SaturnusDK - Monday, May 31, 2021 - link

    Depends on how many cores are used on the CCD. AMD doesn't cut L3 cache with lower amounts of CPU cores used. For example the EPYC 72F3 is an 8 core model with 256MB L3 cache. So that means that each CCD only uses one CPU core but has the full 32MB L3 cache.
    So you could see EPYC models with up to 96MB L3 cache per core.
  • Sahrin - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    16MB for 5900X.
  • Kamen Rider Blade - Monday, May 31, 2021 - link

    192 MiB L3 $ thanks to 3D vCache in 12C/24T is going to be AWESOME!

    That comes out to 16 MiB of L3 $ per Core.

    What a time to be alive.
  • croc - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    No threadripper. No CPU roadmap. No Chagall. I think that my predictions of not performing at 7nm are more truth than rumor, now. I think that it is telling that on the HEDT front, there is this huge sound of silence. No credible leaks, no engineering CPU benchmarks, just a big... Nothingness.

    Two years this November.

    Maybe NOW the good Doctor can get a bit more pointed in his questioning.
  • nandnandnand - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    No competition to Threadripper.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    No excuse for laziness. Resting on their laurels is exactly what got AMD in deep shit with athlon 64. Once the core 2s came out it took AMD 15 years to catch up, and very nearly going bankrupt.

    They cant afford to do this again. Intel will respond eventually. AMD needs to put as much room between themselves and intel right now, make as much money and build as much software infastructure as possible before Big Blue drops another big one.
  • The Hardcard - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    What laziness though. AMD has established that they are advancing in packaging and stacking, so competing with EIMB and Foveros. Roadmaps and leaked info are out for Zen 4 and Zen 5.

    As far as money, AMD is getting the full asking price for every die they can produce at TSMC. In fact, that is why there is no rush on Chagall. Threadrippers are just a separate configuration of EPYC and Milan is out, so croc’s post implying technical reasons makes no sense.

    EPYCs get AMD more revenue and profit. Currently they getting top dollar on their full production capacity, so there is no point in releasing new less money Threadrippers. Especially when, they dominate the HEDT market with Zen 2 Threadrippers.
  • Jinkguns - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    Why would AMD update Threadripper and divert chiplet production from AMD Ryzen and EYPC, which they cannot keep stocked? And it would also compete with the Radeon RDNA2 GPUs, which they could also keep stocked? An updated Threadripper makes sense to wait for TSMC 5nm, so at least it isn't competing with the Xbox/PS CPU supply on 7nm. They made the right decision as a business, I'm sorry you were personally hurt by this.
  • Qasar - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    or maybe zen 3 based TR, isnt ready yet..
  • Rezurecta - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

    Gotta agree with this statement. Releasing Threadripper doesn't make sense when they can't produce enough of that silicon in the first place.
    It would be a slap in the face when you can't buy it and there is no stock.

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