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AMD Live Blog Keynote (2am ET / 06: 00 UTC)


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02:28 AM EDT – They’re seeing a 60% increase in sequential read speeds versus PCIe 4.0 SSDs

02:27 AM EDT – AMD has partnered with Phison for the development of their first PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD host controller

02:27 AM EDT – B650: PCIe 5 for storage, PCIe 4 for graphics. Best balance for price and features

02:26 AM EDT – X670: PCIe 5 for storage, PCIe 5 for graphics on some boards (but not required)

02:26 AM EDT – X670E (xtreme): PCIe 5 for graphics and storage, maximum overclocking capabilities

02:26 AM EDT – 3 chipsets / levels of motherboards

02:26 AM EDT – All new SVI3 power infrastructure. Support for additional power phases, fine-grained power control, and significantly faster voltage response capabilities

02:25 AM EDT – Up to 4 display outputs coming from the CPU. HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0 support

02:25 AM EDT – Wi-Fi 6E support

02:25 AM EDT – And up to 14 USB SuperSpeed ​​20Gbps ports

02:24 AM EDT – Up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes coming from the CPU

02:24 AM EDT – And it’s compatible with AM4 coolers (which given the change from ZIF to LGA, is actually a bit surprising)

02:24 AM EDT – Dual channel DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support

02:23 AM EDT – TDPs up to 170 Watts

02:23 AM EDT – Allows more power and greater signal integrity

02:23 AM EDT – New socket: LGA1718

02:23 AM EDT – Modern I / O and interfaces

02:23 AM EDT – “We wanted to create a platform designed for flexibility”

02:22 AM EDT – Now for more on the AM5 platform

02:22 AM EDT – And a bunch of power optimizations for the IOS as well

02:22 AM EDT – The IOD adds integrated graphics for the first time. RDNA2 architecture

02:22 AM EDT – And a new 6nm-built I / O Die

02:22 AM EDT – 2 core chiplets (CCDs) built on TSMC 5nm

02:21 AM EDT -> 15% greater single threaded performance versus the previous generation

02:21 AM EDT – Clockspeeds “run significantly” above 5GHz

02:21 AM EDT – 1MB of L2 cache per core, 2x that on Zen 3 / Zen 2

02:21 AM EDT – Zen 4 CPU core

02:21 AM EDT – Socket AM5. Built on TSMC’s 5nm process

2:20 AM EDT – Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs!

2:20 AM EDT – But AM4 is entering its twilight years. It’s time for a new platform, and a new CPU architecture

2:20 AM EDT – “It is the world’s fastest gaming CPU”

02:19 AM EDT – (AT review coming soon!)

02:19 AM EDT – And AM4 is still going strong with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D

02:19 AM EDT – Almost 5 years, 170 million processors

02:19 AM EDT – Recapping AMD’s very long lived AM4 platform

02:18 AM EDT – “Let’s close with a preview of what comes next for desktop PCs”

02:18 AM EDT – And that’s it for Frank. Passing it back to Lisa

02:18 AM EDT – Available this summer

02:18 AM EDT – Corsair Voyager

02:17 AM EDT – 16-inch 240Hz WQHD + display

02:17 AM EDT – And Corsair is launching an AA laptop focused on game streaming and broadcasting

02:17 AM EDT – And HP’s Omen 16 is the first laptop with AMD’s Smart Shift Eco

02:16 AM EDT – Lenovo’s latest Legion 7, besides being AMD Advantaged, also offers force-sensitive WASD keys

02:15 AM EDT – Now talking about a few AMD Advantage laptops announced or launched in recent months

02:14 AM EDT – More details coming in the following months

02:14 AM EDT – Using SAM, AMD platform technologies, and GPU asset decompression

02:14 AM EDT – This sounds like AMD’s implementation of Microsoft’s DirectStorage standard

02:14 AM EDT – Announcing a new Smart technology: Smart Access Storage

02:13 AM EDT – One of AMD’s advantages? Their Smart family of technologies, like Smart Access Memory

02:13 AM EDT – Recapping the AMD Advantage design framework and co-development program

02:12 AM EDT – Now on to gaming laptops with Frank Azor

02:12 AM EDT – Mendocino essentially replaces AMD’s Picasso APUs, which are still being used for lower-budget laptops

02:11 AM EDT – TSMC 6nm, 4 Zen 2 cores, and an RDNA2 iGPU

02:11 AM EDT – Based on Ryzen 6000 Mobile tech with a twist

02:11 AM EDT – Launching Q4. For Windows and ChromeOS laptops in the $ 399 to $ 699 market segment

02:11 AM EDT – New APU: Mendocino

02:11 AM EDT – Meanwhile there is also the matter of the mainstream laptop market

2:10 AM EDT – AMD believes they’ve also taken the crown for commercial battery life, based on HP’s Elitebook running MobileMark

02:09 AM EDT – Over 60 new Ryzen notebooks expected to launch this year

02:09 AM EDT – New Ryzen 6000 Pro laptops are on the way

02:09 AM EDT – “The average system today is over 4 years old”

02:09 AM EDT – And Ryzen is also going into commercial / business laptops

02:08 AM EDT – Showing off a few such notebooks, including the ZenBook S13 and Yoga Slim Pro X

02:08 AM EDT – Now recapping AMD’s 6000U series processors (and how they surpass Intel’s 12000P series) in ultrabooks

02:07 AM EDT – “Our Ryzen 6000 portfolio is just beginning”

02:07 AM EDT – https://www.anandtech.com/show/17276/amd-ryzen-9-6900hs-rembrandt-benchmark-zen3-plus-scaling

02:06 AM EDT – AMD launched the Ryzen 6000 Mobile family at the start of this year. New laptops are still coming out

02:06 AM EDT – But first: laptops

02:06 AM EDT – New details to come on AMD’s next-generation Ryzen desktop processors

02:05 AM EDT – “At AMD we’re all about building the best”

02:05 AM EDT – But today is all about the next-generation of PC products for gamers, content creators, and enthusiasts

02:05 AM EDT – “AMD is everywhere”

02:05 AM EDT – Lisa is quickly recapping AMD’s past several months, including closing the Xilinx acquisition

02:04 AM EDT – Not the least of which, of course, is TSMC. As well as motherboard and laptop makers

02:04 AM EDT – Computex 2022 is a big show for AMD. Both for announcing new products, and for demonstrating / strings its relationships with its major partners, many of whom are in Taiwan

2:03 AM EDT – And here’s Lisa

2:03 AM EDT – We should expect to see news on cutting-edge products from AMD for both mobile and desktop

2:02 AM EDT – Before AMD’s presentation starts, Taitra, Computex’s organizing organization, is introducing AMD and Dr. Su

02:01 AM EDT – And here we go

2:00 AM EDT – Like last year’s keynote, this year’s is a pre-recorded presentation from AMD. Though the physical Computex tradeshow is taking place, the lengthy, week-long quarantine requirement makes attending the show very difficult for foreigners

1:59 AM EDT – AMD’s Computex keynotes rarely disappoint, and we don’t expect this one too, either

1:59 AM EDT – According to AMD, the PC-focused keynote will cover both mobile and desktop, with AMD and its partners focusing on cutting edge hardware and “breakthrough performance”

1:59 AM EDT – Kicking things off once again is AMD, who is broadcasting a keynote address headed up by the one and only Dr. Lisa Su

1:58 AM EDT – Welcome to another AnandTech live blog, and the first of this year’s Computex trade show

1:58 AM EDT – It’s Computex time once again!

Although COVID isn’t over quite yet, things are close enough for this year’s Computex event. Kicking things off once again is AMD, who is broadcasting a keynote address headed up by the one and only Dr. Lisa Su.

According to AMD, the PC-focused keynote it titled “Advancing the High-Performance Computing Experience” and will cover both mobile and desktop, with AMD and its partners focusing on cutting edge hardware and “breakthrough performance.” AMD’s Computex keynotes rarely disappoint, and we don’t expect this one too, either.

So be sure to join us at 2am Eastern (06:00 UTC) to catch a glimpse of what AMD has planned for the rest of 2022 and beyond.



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