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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  • webdoctors - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Companies that were actually violating agreements like ZTE just came back from the grave, these things don't mean anything anymore, just cut Trump a check and move on.
  • HStewart - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    This is not related to who is President at the current time and if the President allows our security to be purchase by others than that President should not be allow to be off. But if President stops the China abuse of the law than he is doing his job.
  • looncraz - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    The Chinese chips almost certainly do not contain the technology the U.S. government was concerned about sharing (otherwise the circumvention would have been an immediate issue since the U.S. government frequently enforces by 'spirit of the law' standards in such matters when the letter of the law is abused).

    The Chinese CPU includes the base core IP and instruction set support. The ARM coprocessor is also likely included considering it is largely open knowledge, anyway, though it is likely that AMD has not shared their own sensitive IP regarding their PSP implementation - the Chinese would want their own implementation anyway to prevent U.S. spying.
  • HStewart - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    If CPU has anything do with encryption and such then it likely US to be concerned - also almost anything with telecommunications.
  • Ananke - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Encryption aka FTS on Intel CPUs/Intel chipsets in laptops? AMD doesn't have it, hence it is not sensitive to have the Chinese getting it. EPYC doesn't have some instruction sets as well. But yeah, anything strategically sensitive would've been banned so far, which means AMD has no chance of getting any of its EPYC chips into federal contracts. It may explain why their stocks were battered on Wall Street recently - regardless Intel weaknesses, AMD has no chance of getting a financially meaningful market share outside of consumer electronics.
  • Samus - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    I think the blame her is a little bias. The board of directors are the body that is responsible for your accusations. I don't think Dr Su gives a shit about the shareholders. She is an engineer. Her focus is on technology, not profits.
  • oRAirwolf - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Apparently the Russian troll farms have started invading Anandtech.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    Yup and because people post before they think, it works disappointingly well on them.
  • Mikewind Dale - Friday, October 5, 2018 - link

    "ask Ms. Su why she is . . . circumventing a U.S. government ban"

    Because that's what capitalists are supposed to do. The government throws up roadblocks, and the role of the entrepreneur is to save the market from the government.

    We should all be thankful that AMD was able to circumvent the US government here. The unfortunate fact is that Intel wasn't able to.
  • sgeocla - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - link

    They are just catching up to INTEL who created their own Chinese JV with Spreadtrum starting TWO YEARS EARLIER in 2014 to license AMD64 IP from Atom Airmont and customize in order to create AMD64 chips like .

    You need to educate you PATRIOT behind into these issues and find out what company sold itself and American interests and licensed not only its own IP but also AMD64 IP.

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