Sunday, May 26th 2019

AMD Computex 2019 Lisa Su CEO Keynote: Live Blog

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is heading the opening Keynote at the 2019 Computex trade-show in Taipei. Her company is on the inflection point of new product-lines, namely the 3rd generation Ryzen desktop processors, 2nd generation EPYC, and Radeon Navi graphics cards. This post serves as our Live Blog of the event.
2:17 AM (UTC): Dr. Su takes centerstage as Computex CEO Walter Yeh welcomes and introduces her.

"We want our devices to understand what we want."

2:25 AM (UTC): Dr. Su sets the stage for "Zen 2" CPU core and "Navi" GPU technology reveal.

2:30 AM (UTC): Dr. Su announces Azure Cloud expansion for up to 11,500 cores.
2:32 AM (UTC): AMD updates development of EPYC "Rome" 64-core enterprise processor, with a performance benchmark, showing a 2P "Rome" system outperforming a 2P Intel "Cascade Lake" system. AMD announced a Q3-2019 launch for EPYC "Rome."

2:35 AM (UTC): AMD is unveiling the Radeon Navi GPU.

2:39 AM: Next-generation Sony PlayStation powered by AMD Navi and Ryzen CPU.

2:40 AM: Navi based on new RDNA architecture that is NOT GCN! RDNA is a clean-slate GPU design that is not based on Graphics CoreNext.

2:44: 1.25x IPC increase over Vega SIMD core

AMD announced Radeon RX 5000 series based on "Navi" in honor of AMD 50th Anniversary:

Radeon RX 5700 beats NVIDIA RTX 2070 at "Strange Brigade" by roughly 10 percent. The GPU launches some time in July 2019.

3:00 AM UTC: AMD turns its attention to the PC processor family, with an introduction to 2nd generation Ryzen processors driving high-performance notebooks

3:01 AM UTC: ASUS unveils its AMD X570 motherboard family for Ryzen 3000 processors, with up to 30 models in the pipeline. It also unveiled an ROG Strix desktop based on 3rd generation Ryzen processor.

3:03 AM UTC: Acer unveiled a new "beastly" gaming notebook based on 2nd generation Ryzen mobile product.

Acer also unveiled a new Predator desktop featuring 3rd generation Ryzen and Radeon RX 5700 graphics.

3:10 AM UTC: The 3rd generation Ryzen is here!

3:12 AM UTC: Zen 2 cores, AM4 socket, PCIe gen 4.0

3:14 AM: 2x Floating point, 2x cache size, 15% IPC uplift!

3:16 AM: Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core/16-thread, 3.60~4.40 GHz clocks, 65W TDP, and 15% performance over 2700X. Significantly (30% faster) than i7-9700K

Astounding gaming performance gains over 2700X! Gaming performance beats Core i9-9900K.

3700X + Radeon RX 5700 + X570 is a pure PCIe gen 4.0 platform. PCIe gen 4.0 makes a difference in 3DMark PCIe b/w feature test.

3:35 AM UTC: The Ryzen 9 3900X: 12-core/24-thread, up to 4.80 GHz clocks, 72 MB cache. Beats Intel's HEDT 12-core Core i9-9920X processor.

Pricing and product details:

Availability July 7, 2019.
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143 Comments on AMD Computex 2019 Lisa Su CEO Keynote: Live Blog

#1
kid41212003
Awaiting the juicy news of Navi and the new Ryzen.
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#2
cynic01
Watching on Youtube right now.
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#4
Xzibit
Dr. Lisa Su little evil laugh when comparing EPYC to Intel in the background. Not sure if disturbing or a funny moment.
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#5
ShurikN
Navi 1.25x performance per clock compared to Vega.
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#7
R0H1T
So not GCN & redesigned CU, quite a :nutkick: for armchair experts at home who thought they knew better :rolleyes:
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#8
TheLostSwede
ShurikN, post: 4054523, member: 140585"
Navi 1.25x performance per clock compared to Vega.
And the RX 5700 seemingly being on par or slightly better than the RTX 2070...
So much for Nvidia trademarking 3080, 4080 and 5080...
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#9
Hellfire
TheLostSwede, post: 4054529, member: 3382"
And the RX 5700 seemingly being on par or slightly better than the RTX 2070...
So much for Nvidia trademarking 3080, 4080 and 5080...
This surprised me, I expected low to midrange card announcement. Obviously Strange Brigade is very AMD friendly but sounded good.
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#10
R0H1T
TheLostSwede, post: 4054529, member: 3382"
And the RX 5700 seemingly being on par or slightly better than the RTX 2070...
So much for Nvidia trademarking 3080, 4080 and 5080...
I wonder if this was always on the cards, Evergreen being the last time AMD kicked Nvidia's arse.
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#11
ShurikN
TheLostSwede, post: 4054529, member: 3382"
And the RX 5700 seemingly being on par or slightly better than the RTX 2070...
So much for Nvidia trademarking 3080, 4080 and 5080...
They used Strange Brigade which is literally the best case scenario for Radeons. So depending on the price it'll be either a great product or a turd. If it's true that the 2070 competitor will be $500, I don't see them flying of the shelves.
It all depends on what AMD wants. A quick cash grab or market share. A $500 competitor will not take back market share.
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#12
Xzibit
5700 series

50xx = 50th Anniversary
x7xx = 7nm

I suspect the rest of the number line up stays the same.


Anyone else get Zootopia flashbacks when they announced Navi is RDNA
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#13
Hellfire
The speaker from Microsoft just made me think of this

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#14
ShurikN
Hellfire, post: 4054538, member: 84153"
The speaker from Microsoft just made me think of this


At least it's not kung fu english from the Asus guy.
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#15
theoneandonlymrk
Starting to sound like my next card could possibly be a 5870 again, oh my.

I'm not likely to buy little er Navi.
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#17
ShurikN
theoneandonlymrk, post: 4054542, member: 82332"
Starting to sound like my next card could possibly be a 5870 again, oh my.
I think it'll be 57xx, as Xzibit explained above
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#18
Hellfire
Urgh, I just want Zen II details.
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#19
theoneandonlymrk
ShurikN, post: 4054545, member: 140585"
I think it'll be 57xx, as Xzibit explained above
yeh but Navi20 ;) ,a guy can dream.
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#20
Hellfire
The Acer guy wants to bone Lisa Su.

So much butt licking
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#21
ShurikN
Hellfire, post: 4054546, member: 84153"
Urgh, I just want Zen II details.
Apparently it only clocks to 4.6GHz, so don't get your hopes up. But the IPC looks to be strong.
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#22
xkm1948
theoneandonlymrk, post: 4054542, member: 82332"
Starting to sound like my next card could possibly be a 5870 again, oh my.

I'm not likely to buy little er Navi.
5780 more likely. 5770 gonna be the 2070 rank.
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#23
TheGuruStud
ShurikN, post: 4054549, member: 140585"
Apparently it only clocks to 4.6GHz, so don't get your hopes up. But the IPC looks to be strong.
Don't worry, you can get the 9900KS at 300W for 5 ghz :roll:
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#24
ShurikN
TheGuruStud, post: 4054551, member: 42692"
Don't worry, you can get the 9900KS at 300W for 5 ghz :roll:
And the cheap, cheap price of $700
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#25
Hellfire
15% IPC increase on Zen. Impressive
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