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

1:58 a.m. EDT – It’s Computex time again!

1:58 a.m. EDT – Welcome to another live blog from AnandTech, and the first from this year’s Computex show

1:59 a.m. EDT – Kicking off is once again AMD, who air a keynote address led by the one and only Dr. Lisa Su

1:59 a.m. EDT – AMD says PC-focused keynote will cover both mobile and desktop, with AMD and partners focusing on cutting-edge hardware and “breakthrough performance”

1:59 a.m. EDT – AMD’s Computex keynotes rarely disappoint, and we’re not expecting this one either

2:00 a.m. EDT – Like last year’s keynote, this year’s is a pre-recorded presentation from AMD. Although the physical Computex show is taking place, the long quarantine requirement of one week makes it very difficult for foreigners to attend the show.

2:01 a.m. EDT – Here we go again

2:02 a.m. EDT – Before the start of the AMD presentation, Taitra, the organizing organization of Computex, introduces AMD and Dr. Su

2:03 a.m. EDT – We should expect to see news on AMD’s cutting-edge products for mobiles and desktops

2:03 a.m. EDT – And this is Lisa

2:04 a.m. EDT – Computex 2022 is a big show for AMD. Both to announce new products and to demonstrate/strengthen its relationships with its major partners, many of whom are in Taiwan

2:04 a.m. EDT – Not the least of which, of course, is TSMC. As well as motherboard and laptop manufacturers

2:05 a.m. EDT – Lisa gives a quick recap of AMD’s last few months, including the closing of the Xilinx acquisition

2:05 a.m. EDT – “AMD is everywhere”

2:05 a.m. EDT – But today it’s all about the next generation of PC products for gamers, content creators and enthusiasts

2:05 a.m. EDT – “At AMD, we seek to create the best”

2:06 a.m. EDT – New details coming soon on AMD’s next-gen Ryzen desktop processors

2:06 a.m. EDT – But first: laptops

2:06 a.m. EDT – AMD launched the Ryzen 6000 Mobile family earlier this year. New laptops are still coming out

2:07 a.m. EDT –

2:07 a.m. EDT – “Our Ryzen 6000 portfolio is just getting started”

2:08 a.m. EDT – Now let’s recap AMD’s 6000U-series processors (and how they outperform Intel’s 12000P-series) in ultrabooks

2:08 a.m. EDT – Introducing a few such laptops, including the ZenBook S13 and Yoga Slim Pro X

2:09 a.m. EDT – And Ryzen is also getting into commercial/professional laptops

2:09 a.m. EDT – “The average system today is more than 4 years old”

2:09 a.m. EDT – New Ryzen 6000 Pro laptops are on the way

2:09 a.m. EDT – More than 60 new Ryzen laptops are expected to launch this year

2:10 a.m. EDT – AMD thinks it’s also taken the crown for commercial battery life, based on HP’s Elitebook running MobileMark

2:11 a.m. EDT – In the meantime, there is also the question of the market for consumer laptops

2:11 a.m. EDT – New APU: Mendocino

2:11 a.m. EDT – Q4 launch. For Windows and ChromeOS laptops in the $399-$699 market segment

2:11 a.m. EDT – Based on Ryzen 6000 Mobile technology with a twist

2:11 a.m. EDT – 6nm TSMC, 4 Zen 2 cores and an RDNA2 iGPU

2:12 a.m. EDT – Mendocino essentially replaces AMD’s Picasso APUs, which are still used for budget laptops

2:12 a.m. EDT – Now on to gaming laptops with Frank Azor

2:13 a.m. EDT – Summary of AMD Advantage Design Framework and Co-Development Program

2:13 a.m. EDT – One of the advantages of AMD? Their family of smart technologies, like Smart Access Memory

2:14 a.m. EDT – Announcement of a new smart technology: Smart Access Storage

2:14 a.m. EDT – This looks like AMD’s implementation of Microsoft’s DirectStorage standard

2:14 a.m. EDT – Use of SAM, AMD platform technologies and GPU asset decompression

2:14 a.m. EDT – More details to come in the following months

2:15 a.m. EDT – Now let’s talk about some AMD Advantage laptops announced or launched in the last few months

2:16 a.m. EDT – Lenovo’s latest Legion 7, in addition to being AMD Advantaged, also offers force-sensitive WASD keys

2:17 a.m. EDT – And HP’s Omen 16 is the first laptop with AMD’s Smart Shift Eco

2:17 a.m. EDT – And Corsair is releasing an AA laptop focused on game streaming and streaming

2:17 a.m. EDT – 16-inch 240Hz WQHD+ display

2:18 a.m. EDT -Corsair Voyager

2:18 a.m. EDT – Available this summer

2:18 a.m. EDT – And that’s it for Frank. Give it back to Lisa

2:18 a.m. EDT – “Let’s finish with an overview of what comes next for desktop PCs”

2:19 a.m. EDT – Summary of the very long life of AMD’s AM4 platform

2:19 a.m. EDT – Almost 5 years, 170 million processors

2:19 a.m. EDT – And AM4 is still going strong with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D

2:19 a.m. EDT – (AT revision to come!)

2:20 a.m. EDT – “It’s the fastest gaming processor in the world”

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

2:20 a.m. EDT – Ryzen 7000 desktop processors!

2:21 a.m. EDT – AM5 socket. Built on TSMC’s 5nm process

2:21 a.m. EDT – Zen 4 processor cores

2:21 a.m. EDT – 1 MB of L2 cache per core, 2x that of Zen 3/Zen 2

2:21 a.m. EDT – Clock speeds “work significantly” above 5 GHz

2:21 a.m. EDT – > 15% better single-threaded performance than previous generation

2:22 a.m. EDT – 2 core chiplets (CCD) built on TSMC 5nm

2:22 a.m. EDT – And a new 6nm I/O die

2:22 a.m. EDT – IOD adds integrated graphics for the first time. RDNA2 Architecture

2:22 a.m. EDT – And a bunch of power optimizations for IOS too

2:22 a.m. EDT – Now to learn more about the AM5 platform

2:23 a.m. EDT – “We wanted to create a platform designed for flexibility”

2:23 a.m. EDT – Modern I/O and interfaces

2:23 a.m. EDT – New socket: LGA1718

2:23 a.m. EDT – Allows more power and greater signal integrity

2:23 a.m. EDT – TDP up to 170 Watts

2:24 a.m. EDT – DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 dual channel support

2:24 a.m. EDT – And it’s compatible with AM4 coolers (which, given the move from ZIF to LGA, is actually a bit surprising)

2:24 a.m. EDT – Up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes from CPU

2:25 a.m. EDT – And up to 14 SuperSpeed ​​20Gbps USB ports

2:25 a.m. EDT – Wi-Fi 6E support

2:25 a.m. EDT – Up to 4 display outputs from the CPU. Support for HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0

2:26 a.m. EDT – All new SVI3 electrical infrastructure. Support for additional power phases, precise power control and significantly faster voltage response capabilities

2:26 a.m. EDT – 3 chipsets/levels of motherboards

2:26 a.m. EDT – X670E(xtreme): PCIe 5 for graphics and storage, maximum overclocking capabilities

2:26 a.m. EDT – X670: PCIe 5 for storage, PCIe 5 for graphics on some cards (but not required)

2:27 a.m. EDT – B650: PCIe 5 for storage, PCIe 4 for graphics. Best balance between price and features

2:27 a.m. EDT – AMD has partnered with Phison for the development of its first PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD host controller

2:28 a.m. EDT – They see a 60% increase in sequential read speeds over PCIe 4.0 SSDs

2:28 a.m. EDT – Expect to see the first devices from Crucial and Micron in time for the AM5 launch

2:28 a.m. EDT – With many more to come

2:28 a.m. EDT – A bunch of AM5 motherboards on display at Computex 2022

2:29 a.m. EDT -ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI

2:29 a.m. EDT – Now back to Lisa to show a bit what the AM5 platform can do

2:29 a.m. EDT – (Lisa can show the good stuff; the perks of being the boss!)

2:30 a.m. EDT – First presentation of a demo running Ghostwire Tokyo

2:30 a.m. EDT – CPU cores run up to 5.5 GHz

2:30 a.m. EDT – Next demo: Blender

2:30 a.m. EDT – Comparing it to a Core i9-12900K

2:31 a.m. EDT – Blender maximizes all cores

2:31 a.m. EDT – Ryzen 7000 processors available this fall

2:31 a.m. EDT – And we should expect to hear a lot more over the next few months

2:31 a.m. EDT – (Read: AMD will provide information by immersion)

2:32 a.m. EDT – And it’s a wrap! Please join us for another live blog

2:32 a.m. EDT – Be sure to check out our Ryzen 7000 announcement article:

2:32 a.m. EDT – Thanks!

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