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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  • Zizy - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Why bring APUs to discussion? Navi won't be in any APU before 2020 if it even comes. He seems to believe AMD will make a midrange and a highend dGPU. We shall see how that turns out.

    Anyway, consoles are pretty nice APUs, and the Ryzen APUs are fine for cheap gaming PCs too.
  • zmatt - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    How long have you been following this stuff? AMD/ATI used to trade blows with Nvidia all the time on the high end of GPUs. There were a few generations there, 9700pro X800, where they were really kicking ass.
  • Targon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    AMD has stated in the past that the initial release of Navi would be a mid-range product with GDDR memory with a higher end version with HBM2 memory released later. AMD never bothered to add GDDR memory support to Vega which would have allowed mid-range Vega products, simply because HBM2 memory costs too much to make it work in a mid-range product.

    As far as what makes an APU useful, AMD was able to survive with the A8/A10/A12 quad-core products due to being quad-core with better graphics than the dual-core Intel crap in the same price range, even though AMD was fading prior to Ryzen. The A12 vs. the i3 and dual-core i5 chips wasn't a bad alternative in the 7th gen Intel days.
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Yeah in hindsight they should have built a smaller Vega with GDDR support. A Vega 40 (and cut-down Vega 36) with GDDR would have been much more competitive in the midrange. Right now there's a big gap in their lineup between 590 and Vega. But I don't think when they were building Vega they expected Navi to be so quite that far away, and they didn't want to waste the resources designing a stopgap.
  • Opencg - Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - link

    pants u are trolling or misinformed. in case u are misinformed radeon vii has been out for some time now. not sure how you missed that one. also not sure how you missed the news on navi yet feel free to comment on it. please leave your assumptions and lack of knowledge in your mothers basement.
  • CaedenV - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Dr. Su has earned all of the praise and attention she is getting! She has taken a heap of a mess, and turned it into something special and awesome. First time ever in my life I am considering an AMD chip for the heart of my personal desktop, and I have been building since the mid 90s.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Agreed that Dr. Su has done good things for AMD and its always interesting to hear what she has to say about the future. I want to see AMD improve on the mobile front as there are still a few hiccups in all-important laptops that are at least seeing less of a decline than desktop computers are these days. Ryzen's idle power consumption is currently behind Intel and that has adverse impacts on battery life. I doubt its an easy fix or the problem would have already been solved so it seems like we're looking at something baked into the design, but once that matter is settled, I'd also be in for an AMD-based computer again - laptop of course because I don't care much for using a desktop.
  • Targon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Try 7nm as a way to fix power demand, or Zen2 cores....
  • Dragonstongue - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    You cannot base AMD Ryzen mobile battery life as a "flat" number seeing as there is how many vendors that use their chip/design in their laptops/notebooks etc?

    Many of those vendors for quite a number of years (still to this day) auto-gimp AMD based systems in regards to component selection, cooling design, TDP selection etc.

    This is not a "cut and dry" simple thing because it is nigh on impossible to compare apples to apples because you are not comparing base chip to base chip there is a crud load more behind all them numbers not to mention the folks testing them, the tests they are using etc etc.

    Keep it simple, there is always and likely will be bias skewing numbers up that benefit Intel of Nv in regards to performance/power use/temperatures and conversely much of those same tests will find ways to hamstring the AMD systems.

    careful what you read :)
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    At this point, I'm not overly concerned with who the culprit is behind the idle power consumption issues that mobile Ryzen suffers from (idle consumption measured at the wall which is not impacted by battery capacity) and I'm not going to attempt to point fingers due to a lack of available, reliable data because it doesn't alter my buying decision. I'm concerned with the end result - sufficient computing power with sufficient cooling capacity at a tolerable price point. I am brand agnostic.

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