On the 6th of June, AMD held a conference that showcased their next generation of Ryzen, Radeon and EPYC products, while pushing the boundaries for CPUs and GPUs in the aforementioned products. As mentioned, AMD introduced the new 7nm AMD Radeon Vega GPU that is set to launch this year, and showcased the new 32 core, 12nm 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors.
Dr. Lisa Su, the President and CEO of AMD mentioned: “Our upcoming 7nm and 12nm products build on the momentum of our Ryzen, Radeon and EPYC processors, positioning AMD to lead the next generation of high-performance computing in markets from premium devices and gaming to machine learning and the datacenter. At the event, AMD even showed off the capability of the new 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper that features 32 cores and 64 threads.
Aside from that, they also premiered some partners that will be utilising their their Ryzen APUs, 2nd Gen Ryzen processors and Radeon graphics in their new notebooks and desktop systems. The new systems include products such as the Acer Predator Helios 500 Notebook, The Acre Predator Orion 5000 desktop, the ASUS VivoBook X505ZA, Huawei MateBook D, Lenovo Yoga 530, Dell Inspiron 13-inch 7000 2-in-1, and Inspiron 7000 gaming desktop.
With that, AMD will also be expanding and improving upon the AM4 desktop ecosystem with the announcement of AMD B450 chipset-based motherboards that includes partners such as ASRock, ASUS, MSI and so on. A new Radeon RX Vega56 will also be making an appearance in a smaller form factor – nano, by Powercolor. In addition to that, Freesync will also be made available to some Samsung TVs such as the Samsung 80-inch QLED TVs.
At the conference, AMD even brought on some partners to the stage to talk about their engagements with AMD. Ray Wah, the Senior Vice President & General Manager for Dell Consumer and Small Business Product Group mentioned: “AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics deliver the responsiveness and performance users want and the performance in creative and productivity apps they need. Dell is excited to continue implementing AMD’s Ryzen and Radeon solutions across a variety of products, including the latest Inspiron notebooks and Inspiron Gaming Desktops.”