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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  • Haawser - Thursday, April 4, 2019 - link

    You mean 'suffered from', past tense. Ryzen 3000 mobile has apparently been fixed.

    To quote from Anand on Ryzen 3000 mobile- "When it comes to battery life, HP claims that its AMD Ryzen Mobile-powered Envy x360 15 convertibles offer exactly the same battery life as Intel-based machines: up to 13 hours of mixed usage when equipped with a 55.67 Wh battery."

    Claim needs to be tested obviously, but if true it will make APU notebooks the ones to have because HD620 is woefully inadequate compared to Vega 8/10.
  • twtech - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    AMD deserves credit for getting back to competitiveness. But, this was about Intel fumbling as much as it is AMD moving forward.

    If Intel was on their own 7nm by now and it was better than TSMC's, we'd be looking at yet another case of AMD trying to play catch-up, and differentiate based on core count rather than being able to compete directly.

    But coming back to reality, Intel is still stuck on 14nm for the most part, and can't even meet demand for those chips.
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    And considering the vastly different wealth they operate at, this is a miracle on par with Leicester winning the PL. I'm not happy Intel fucked up, but I'm happy AMD is back with something competitive. Now here's to hoping their GPU division gets a winner too and general pricing comes down a little bit. :D
  • Targon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    And yet, Intel 10nm is nowhere near being ready, no Intel 7nm, and Intel making claims of being close....yea, in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Intel keeps saying it is on track. At this point, no one should believe Intel is ready to release ANYTHING until it is available in large quantities outside of review samples.
  • Opencg - Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - link

    its hard to distinguish amd vs intel based on manufacturing. intels fabs are behind but they havent fallen behind due to this. if amd want to use 7nm its expensive for them. they dont own the tech and they compete with big companies to use it. its also expensive in general. its going to be harder and harder to squeeze out an advantage due to fabrication iterations. the way it will be done is through multichip technologies and amd got their foot in that door first with an approach that the used for both cpu and gpu tech. amds real victory (or progress toward it) comes from the fact that they used their limited rd budget effectively by developing things that can be used for multiple product types. zen with infinity fabric makes epyc. infinity fabric is also used for navi for gpus. and it focuses on multichip fabrication which lowers cost more than a new fabrication node from tsmc does. amd have had a smart approach.
  • eva02langley - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Just to have been able to make her company shift their mind from pessimism to enthusiasm, is saying a lot. She probably gave AMD the requirements for being able to elevate the company to new levels. I don't believe Intel will ever be able to push back the lid on the cauldron anymore.
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Depends. I wonder how many people said something similar during the Athlon days?
  • Irata - Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - link

    We all know how exactly Intel managed to put the lid back on the cauldron then....
  • Targon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    Back in the days of the 386 and 486, AMD chips were a literal clone with 40MHz instead of 33MHz for the base or multiplier, so Intel had the 386-33, 386-66, and 386-100, while AMD had the 386-40, 80, and 120. Since AMD was socket compatible with Intel in those days and worked on the same motherboards, going Intel was taking the slower chip. It was the AMD K5 and K6 era where AMD lagged, but then Athlon brought AMD back in and kicked Intel so hard, the Pentium 3 was retired.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - link

    The 386 never clocked higher than 40MHz. You may be thinking about the 486 which did support the range of speeds you're listing. It's also notable that although the Pentium 3 was retired, the Pentium M processors that followed the P4 shared an awful lot in common with the P3.

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