AMD has announced that its CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, is to hold the stage for one of CES 2019's daily keynotes. The company stated in the press release that Dr. Su will discuss AMD’s plans to bring the world's first 7 nm high-performance CPUs and GPUs to the market.

Dr. Su's presentation will mark the first time that any AMD CEO has presented at an official CES keynote. CES has several keynotes of various importance throughout the week ('keynote' is now something expanded beyond a single presentation), of which AMD has one - and Ginni Rometti from IBM will host another - while the lead-off "prime" keynote (given by Intel in 2018) has yet to be announced. Dr. Su will have other guests on stage in a bid to discuss the latest computing technologies that open up new opportunities when it comes to HPC, gaming, entertainment, and other aspects of life.

AMD plans to release its next-generation CPUs and GPUs made using TSMC’s 7 nm manufacturing technology next year. AMD has already announced that the first products to be made using 7nm will be a Vega GPU for Radeon Instinct later this year, and at some point during 2019, the EPYC CPU under the name 'Rome' built with Zen 2 cores. It is noteworthy that both products were designed with a broad set of applications in mind — starting from gaming and entertainment and spanning to HPC and cloud computing — therefore they will have an influence on a variety of markets in the coming years. In fact, AMD already showcased its 7 nm Vega GPU back at Computex this past June, but the demonstration was static as only the chip itself was shown.

At AMD's event at CES 2018, which wasn't a CES keynote, AMD went into great detail about its 2018 plans. We hope that this 2019 event will do something similar and give us a good indication of when and what AMD will be announcing in 2019.

The company has already stated that it is testing its 7 nm Rome CPUs in the lab. Considering what has already been revealed about the 7 nm products from AMD, it is more than reasonable to expect Dr. Su to provide an update regarding the performance, capabilities, and availability of the new chips during the CES keynote.

The keynote will take place on January 9, 2019.

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  • ishould - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Vega 7nm is aimed at servers/compute farms. I highly doubt AMD is going to go another year without an architectural change. I think we'll see 7nm Navi and then a 7nm Ryzen/Navi APU for the PS5 holiday season 2019
  • Santoval - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Not Navi, Vega 20 at 7nm, strictly for the professional market. I don't think Navi will be released before Q2, maybe even Q3 2019. Bear in mind though that Navi will still be limited by the GCN design, i.e. it will have a maximum of 4096 shader cores. So its real advantage will be the higher power efficiency and thus higher clocks due to the 7nm node, a possible switch to PCIe 4.0, and perhaps HBM3 memory, unless it is crazy expensive.

    Arcturus, on the other hand, will AMD's first post-GCN architecture. Now that dual die consumer Navi was canned it's possible that Arcturus will be released in 2020. It is more realistic it will slip into 2021 though.
  • AmericanPatriot - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Can someone please ask Ms. Su why she is harming AMD shareholders, and circumventing a U.S. government ban, by creating a JV that transfers sensitive U.S.-engineered chip technology to China?

    I'm not kidding please read the links below.

    • In August 2015, the U.S. barred Intel (and implicitly AMD) from selling high-end server chips to a few (but not all) Chinese customers due to national security concerns. Intel complied.
    • A few months later, China went to Lisa Su to get basically the same chip from AMD via a complicated joint venture that complied with the letter of the law -- because the chip would not be sold by a U.S. company but would rather be sold by the Chinese JV (so no need to ask the U.S. for permission to export it to Chinese customers).
    • A month ago, China started producing these Epyc server chip clones. As this article explains, they have a different name but are EXACTLY Epyc chips.
    • The U.S. government is due to publish a report on Chinese theft of U.S. semiconductor IP that could name and shame AMD. "ASSESSMENT OF THE U.S. INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY"
    • Based on the timing, it's clear the ONLY reason this JV was set up was to circumvent the government's ban.
    • These chips will be in the hands of those very customers the U.S. government said couldn't have them.
    • They will be taking market share from Epyc and only paying AMD a tiny royalty, instead of the large margins it would have made on Epyc.
  • webdoctors - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    " paying AMD a tiny royalty, instead of the large margins it would have made on Epyc."

    Well that's just like consoles, AMD gets huge volume but tiny margins. They seem OK with that risk vs reward. In regards to the security issue, AMD is an international company, comprised of ATI which was Canadian, backed by middle east money Mubadala Development Company (which even last year bought 8% of AMD and kept them afloat last 5 years) and dev teams in India and USA. They're keeping the world in harmony.
  • FreckledTrout - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Lol this person posted this plus a ton more under a different name and the mods removed it. Hopefully they can keep removing this nonsense.
  • iwod - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Trolling? Or you will need to reread your first link.
  • Jleppard - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Lol well the US Government should have stepped in long ago and made sure Amd had a fair share of the server market long ago. So now Amd has to do it to survive
  • Jleppard - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Also you have no idea of what amd is getting from thier IP.
  • halcyon - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    It's a global company, with global clients and global shareholders. It doesn't have allegiance to any patriots of any particular single nation.
    I hope national patriot-politics stays out AnandTech, it's one of the few sane places left so far in regards to this.
  • HStewart - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    AMD headquarters is in California and likely has logic in CPU and system which has security system which United States limits to foreign companies. If AMD has violated any of these laws with China, this is major issue and needs to be rectified immediately. This is not a political issue - but violation of trade laws This is far worst than any issue related to CPU cloning and such.

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