We’re gearing up for announcement season and AMD has confirmed it’ll be hosting a Computex 2019 keynote on May 27th. AMD CEO Lisa Su will be presenting the opening keynote, where AMD has said we can expect to see the full unveiling on both the 7nm Radeon Navi GPUs and the AMD Ryzen 3000 processor series.
Su’s keynote is due to take place at 10am on May 27th in Taipei. That’s 3am in the UK, or 10pm EST / 7pm PST Stateside. It's on the topic of “The Next Generation of High-Performance Computing”, during which AMD will talk its Navi architecture and showcase other upcoming high-performance products.
“Computex, as one of the global leading technology tradeshows, has continued to advance with the times for more than 30 years. This year, for the first time, a keynote speech will be held at the pre-show international press conference,” said Mr. Walter Yeh, President & CEO, TAITRA.
“Dr. Lisa Su received a special invitation to share insights about the next generation of high-performance computing. We look forward to her participation attracting more companies to participate in COMPUTEX, bringing the latest industry insights, and jointly sharing the infinite possibilities of the technology ecosystem on this global stage.”
The Navi 7nm architecture has been doing the rounds for a long, long time now so it’ll be great to finally see it come to fruition. There’s much of interest here for console gamers too as it’s expected both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will utilise variations of Navi GPUs. Once the hardware is unveiled it does also potentially open the door for some juicy new console reveals.
“Upcoming products include 7nm AMD EPYC datacenter processors, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors and graphics cards based on the next-generation “Navi” architecture – all of which are designed to create exceptional experiences for gamers and creators as well as help solve many of the toughest challenges in our lives,” says an official AMD update on Computex Taipei. “During the CEO Keynote, Dr. Lisa Su and other high-profile guests will highlight new details of upcoming products and showcase how the industry is building a new high-performance computing ecosystem that will push technology to the next level.”
Mighty interesting times ahead then, and a genuine opportunity for AMD to maneuvre into a position of real power if it plays its cards right. Nvidia’s GTX 16 Series isn’t an overly satisfactory generational leap, while RTX GPUs are prohibitively expensive, leaving the door ajar for AMD to sneak in and potentially offer something enticing from a price to performance perspective.
See you in May.