Tuesday, May 14th 2019

AMD will be hosting their "Next Horizon Gaming" Event at E3 2019

At E3 this year, AMD is hosting a fan event to showcase its next-generation of gaming products. The event will be live-streamed from the E3 conference hall so you can watch it from the comfort of your home. Hosted by The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley, AMD "Next Horizon Gaming" will be held at The Novo Los Angeles, live on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. At the show, AMD president Dr. Lisa Su will present details about "upcoming products and technologies that will power gaming from PC to console to cloud for years to come."

Besides Dr. Lisa Su's presentation, there will be a part dedicated to game developers who are supposed to present some of the most anticipated new titles of the year, presumably using AMD technologies.

Attendees can register for the event at E3 website starting today. The live webcast of the event will be streamed on the AMD YouTube channel and Facebook page. A replay of the webcast will be accessible a few hours after the end of the live event.

What AMD will launch remains a mystery, as AMD is expected to launch next-generation Zen 2 consumer CPUs (expected to be part of 3000 series) and Navi GPU at Computex this year. Usually, at AMD Next Horizon events, we get a new product launch either in the form of a CPU or a GPU. Last time we got Vega 7 nm GPUs(although those were for data center use), but we never know what to expect so there may lay a big surprise! Please note that "...products and technologies that will power gaming from PC to console to cloud..." may refer to Google's Stadia game streaming service, which is powered by AMD GPU. More specifically, a variant of Vega 56. So it is possible that AMD will announce a collaboration with Google on making Stadia happen.
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4 Comments on AMD will be hosting their "Next Horizon Gaming" Event at E3 2019

#1
spnidel
noice, here's hoping they'll show something cool aside from zen 3000 series (it's cool already)
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Casecutter
Computex (May 28th) a Ryzen event mainly. E3 J(une 10th) mostly "Next-Gen" architecture as in the console market, while perhaps a top level overview of "Navi" changes (to GNC) as to raster and memory utilization. Though not much on actual products or release date.
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Valantar
Casecutter said:

Computex (May 28th) a Ryzen event mainly. E3 J(une 10th) mostly "Next-Gen" architecture as in the console market, while perhaps a top level overview of "Navi" changes (to GNC) as to raster and memory utilization. Though not much on actual products or release date.
Considering that Navi is confirmed for a Q3 release, there aren't many other opportunities for showing actual products in a fitting venue within that time frame. Besides, AMD has history of launching GPUs at E3, though they've mostly been soft launches (that would still allow them several months of roll-out before Q3 ends).
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Casecutter
Valantar said:

Considering that Navi is confirmed for a Q3 release, there aren't many other opportunities for showing actual products in a fitting venue within that time frame. Besides, AMD has history of launching GPUs at E3, though they've mostly been soft launches (that would still allow them several months of roll-out before Q3 ends).
Sure they will talk-"up" Navi, but I don't think they'll be all that specific. I think it wasn't that long ago they were still amassing chips and finalizing bins and strategy. Figure GPU production had a back-seat to the 7nm Ryzen wafer starts. If they where starting counting down to "Launch" (normally 6 weeks out), then correct they will announce that they'll lift embargo for "reference card" sometime end July (worst case first week of August), and AIB's have product in 10-14 days after. So perhaps chip's went out to AIB's like a the beginning of the month (May) as normally they need 3mo's to get production up and into the channel.

In the best of worlds they lift embargo of reference cards like the week of July 7th (7/7), and that provides reference cards that day or a couple of days after, while AIB like the end of July or early Aug. Here's the issue on that, AIB' would've received chips back more like mid-April and to me I'd think we'd had more substantial leaks than we've heard, while I don't think AMD had time to amass enough to send "fairly" the first allotment to major AIB's.

I think this is more about 7nm production and how AMD has to juggle expectations for CPU's and GPU's. They have to maintain the channel through-put to customers. If they can't keep the flow on both CPU/GPU smooth and fairly constant they risk resentment as price go higher.
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