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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  • WinterCharm - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Leaked benchmarks have all but confirmed 13% IPC improvements.
  • Bulat Ziganshin - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    actually, AMD was 8 cores since 2011 till today. While Intel doubled number of cores in a bit more than year.
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    We'll have to agree to disagree on the whole "not really 8 cores" thing with Bulldozer.
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    A 486SX is a CPU. Technically speaking there were 8 cores in a BD-derived octa-core. Practically speaking... it performed more like 4 plus SMT in many situations. The design seemed good on paper, not so much in practice. Especially when they realized they couldn't hit the clocks they hoped for, at least not within sane power targets. Hindsight being 20/20, they should have taken some of their improvements and built a K10+.
  • Opencg - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    come on navi 10 and 20 details. just knowing that navi 20 will be enthusiast grade is cool. would be nice if they are cheaper than the current cards though. performance/price should go up not down like it has been.
  • flyingpants265 - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    I'm curious, what makes anyone think Navi 20 will be 'enthusiast grade' when it's literally never happened before? AMD has been pushing APUs since forever and haven't made a useful one yet
  • Goty - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Comments like this one are great, because you can make a pretty good guess as to how long someone has been a PC hardware enthusiast. For Mr. Pants here, I'm guessing it's less than ten years, because he clearly doesn't remember any of the times when AMD/ATi offered better products than NVIDIA.
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, April 4, 2019 - link

    Lmao, what kind of nonsensical response is that? I didn't say anything bad about AMD.

    I was all excited about APUs when they were first announced, thinking they could replace a GPU, but they're literally all useless for anything but 720p gaming, up to and including 2400G.
  • GruenSein - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    You are confusing things...
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, April 4, 2019 - link

    Yep, you are right. I saw the CPU-related stuff in the article, and was reading another comment about chiplets.. Got confused and thought his comment was talking about possible upcoming AMD APUs with Navi. My apologies.

    Bit of a wishful think on my part, hoping that AMD will finally release an APU with powerful graphics. The Xbox One/PS4 design is great. Imagine shipping an APU with a giant 300W tower cooler and dual fans, it would be an interesting novelty.

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