AMD@Computex 2018

AMD@Computex 2018

AMD@Computex 2018 demonstrated the next generation of CPU and GPU.

AMD@Computex 2018 provided a first look at the performance of upcoming

  • 7nm AMD Radeon Vega GPU products slated for launch in 2018
  • 12nm 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 32 cores slated for launch in Q3 2018
  • Ryzen Pro adoption of Ryzen and Radeon products in premium OEM devices
  • Four EPYC processor milestones.
    • Immediate availability of EPYC processors through Tencent Cloud Services.
    • A new HPE single-socket system.
    • Details of the first Cisco UCS server platform
    • The next generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome”, will begin sampling in 2H 2018.

“AMD@Computex 2018 demonstrated how the strongest CPU and GPU product portfolio in the industry gets even stronger in the coming months,” said AMD President and CEO Dr Lisa Su.

“Our upcoming 7nm and 12nm products build on the momentum of our Ryzen, Radeon and EPYC processors. These position AMD to lead the next generation of high-performance computing in markets from premium devices and gaming to machine learning and the datacenter.”

 Client Compute Update

  • The first demonstration of 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Thease are the second AMD 12nm product family. They feature up to 32 cores and 64 threads. 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors are scheduled to launch in Q3 2018. Good for rendering, post-production, and encoding workloads.
  • Its broadest portfolio of premium notebook and desktop systems from global OEM partners powered by Ryzen APUs, 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processors, and Radeon graphics. Newly introduced systems from partners include:
    • Acer Predator Helios 500 notebook, Predator Orion 5000 desktop and Nitro 50 gaming desktop
    • ASUS VivoBook X505ZA and X570ZD notebooks
    • Dell’s latest Inspiron series including Inspiron 13” 7000 2-in-1, Inspiron 15” 5000 notebooks and Inspiron 7000 gaming desktop
    • HP Envy x360 13” and Envy x360 15” notebooks
    • Huawei MateBook D 14” notebook
    • Lenovo Yoga 530, IdeaPad 530S, 330S and 330 notebooks
  • AMD B450 chipset-based motherboards. Optimized for 2nd generation Ryzen desktop processors, B450 chipsets, designed to offer a balance of features, performance, and value will be available from partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI.

Graphics and Gaming Update

  • The first demonstration of its Radeon Vega GPU based on 7nm process technology built specifically for professional/data centre
  • The 7nm Radeon “Vega” architecture-based Radeon Instinct has started sampling to initial customers. It will launch in both server and workstation form factors for key compute use cases in 2H 2018.
  • AMD also revealed:
    • Radeon RX Vega56 “nano” graphics card from PowerColor that enables small-form-factor enthusiast gaming performance,
    • the latest Radeon FreeSync technology adoption with Samsung’s 80” QLED TV for tear-free and smooth gameplay directly from a Radeon RX graphics card equipped PC or with a Microsoft Xbox One S or Xbox One X console
    • Freesync support with HDR now available in Ubisoft’s recently launched and popular AAA game Far Cry 5.

Server Update

AMD announced growth in its EPYC processor engagements including:

  • The company’s first ever Cisco UCS server engagement. It is Cisco’s highest density offering ever with 128% more cores, 50% more servers, and 20% more storage per
  • The all-new HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 one socket server for virtualisation and software-defined storage applications. Up to 27% lower cost per virtual machine than the leading two-socket competitor.
  • Immediate availability of the EPYC based SA1 Tencent Cloud Service
  • The next generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome”. Featuring Zen2 architecture now running in AMD labs. It and will begin sampling to customers in the second half of this year. Launch in 2019.