Hello Hello hello! I’m John Loeffler, US Computing Editor at TechRadar in New York, and we’re gearing up to kick off Computex 2022 with an AMD Computex 2022 keynote from AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su.
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So what do we expect from AMD’s keynote, which is scheduled to start in just over an hour?
Fresh off the launch of AMD’s latest Radeon graphics cards, the RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6650 XT, we may be hearing some rumors about the next generation of Radeon, AMD RDNA 3.
We’ll probably hear something about AMD’s mobile platform as the new AMD Ryzen 6000 series laptops start hitting the market. How much of this will be consumer products and how much will be professional systems is an open question.
What about AMD Ryzen processors? We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about Zen 4 lately, so we wouldn’t be surprised to hear an upgrade to the next-gen Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.
This is Computex so there might as well be some discussion about AMD Epyc server and cloud computing technology and hopefully we’ll see some nerd talk about AMD’s 3D chiplet stacking technology like what we saw in our AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D review.
We’re about 30 minutes in now, so I just want to say that I really hope AMD spends some time talking about their 3D chiplet technology. Its 3D V-Cache technology was definitely impressive during our review, and I’d love to see it implemented in other areas.
With the recent launch of Radeon RX cards earlier this month, it might be too early to talk about graphics cards in this presentation (at least from AMD. What Nvidia has in store for tonight is anyone’s guess). If we do though, I’m really interested to see if AMD can introduce 3D stacking technology to Radeon GPUs in some way. There are many smaller components in the GPU that could really benefit from the expanded bandwidth that stacking could provide.
Well, we’ll find out shortly, as the main presentation starts in about 10 minutes.
And here we go.
“This is the most exciting time for the semiconductor industry.”
That’s one way to put it, Dr. Su. Of course!
349 million PCs shipped in 2021, over 900 million shipped since 2019. I have no idea what the Intel numbers are, but it will be an interesting comparison.
Ok, so we’re talking about laptops first, then AMD Advantage gaming PCs, and then a new CPU and desktop platform. It will almost certainly be Zen 4. Are we going to have a reveal? That would be surprising.
Jason Banta, corporate vice president and general manager of PC OEMs at AMD, will now talk about laptops. It seems that these days we like ultra-thin PCs.
AMD really bets on Godfall.
73% want remote options to stay. For all those titans of business who insist there is some form of back-to-the-office support for their staff, let me repeat: 73% want remote options to stay. Don’t take it from me, listen to AMD.
AMD Mendoza? Interesting. AMD comes for Celerons and Core i3s. It should make our best Chromebook list look a little more colorful next year at the very least.
Looks like we’re closing the book on notebooks for now. On AMD Advantage Gaming PCs with Frank Azor, who is AMD’s chief architect for gaming and marketing solutions.
Smart Access Storage is AMD’s upcoming “smart” technology, working with Microsoft Direct Storage to speed up decompressions and texture streaming, provided it has AMD Ryzen and Radeon components by the looks of it.
More news on this in the coming months, so the details are pretty clear for now.
AMD is really building an ecosystem of product technologies, but I haven’t really seen anything mind-blowing from any of them yet (other than the 3D stacking on the 5800X3D, that’s really exciting).
Many laptop OEMs like Asus and Lenovo offer some great stuff from AMD Advantage.
Ooooh. Corsair made a gaming laptop! Now that’s one I’ll definitely have to check out ASAP.
Okay, let’s go back to Dr. Su to talk about Ryzen. We’re talking about socket AM4, so let’s talk about AM5 for sure, that means Zen 4.
AMD is fully allowed to do a victory lap with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. really is the best processor for the games that you will find.
Clock speeds greater than 5.0 GHz and expanded AI instruction sets. Cute! And there it is!
Chiplets… Chipsets… Chiplets!
Also integrated graphics on a Ryzen enthusiast processor is nice and all, but is it really necessary? Great for budget APUs and gaming builds, but for enthusiast processors? Not so sure.
David McAfee, corporate vice president and general manager of desktops at AMD, is here to talk about AM5 motherboards.
Ooh, will AM4 coolers work on AM5? It’s a nice value-add, and 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes will definitely power some amazing builds for years to come.
Also up to 14 USB Type-C connectors? Did I hear that right? Wow! Ok, here come the motherboards…
The AMD X670E motherboard is the ultimate for those who like the hype.
Huh, even budget boards will get PCIe 5.0. Cute!
AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors will be available starting in Q3 2022.
And that’s it. I got some good details on the AMD Zen 4 architecture, including 1MB of L2 cache per core and a processor frequency of up to 5.4GHz if the Ghostwire Tokyo demo was any indication. We also have a “fall” release window, so Q3 2022 at the earliest, but the chip shortage will continue to increase, so who knows, ultimately. Let’s wrap things up and tie the knot at AMD’s keynote as we kick off Computex 2022.
So we start with a look at the state of AMD’s mobile platform, which is one area where it lags far behind arch-rival Intel (Intel has about 70% or more of the mobile computing market share, which is Intel’s fastest growing consumer segment). the computer market).
We get a sneak peek at AMD Smart Storage, which looks like another iterative step in developing an ecosystem of all AMD technology, similar to how all Apple products synergize with each other, but AMD has yet to have its defining moment in that area. Plenty of cool-looking gaming laptops are coming this year, especially the Corsair Voyager. I’m a big fan of Corsair stuff, so it will be very interesting to see what Corsair does with it.
Then, obviously, it was Zen 4 and socket AM5 motherboards, including the introduction of a new chipset to the existing stack, the X670E, which seems to be aimed at those who want to try to melt their silicon with overclocking and a bunch of monitors and devices. . The E stands for Extreme, in case that wasn’t clear. That’s in addition to the X670 and B650 motherboards for the mainstream and more budget-conscious segments.
No graphics card will be seen this year, so it will be very interesting to see what Nvidia comes up with later tonight. I’ll be back to cover that keynote as well, so stay with TechRadar throughout the day as more Computex 2022 news breaks.
With that, though, I’m going to take my leave. Have a wonderful evening/morning, and be kind to each other.