09:32PM EDT - AMD is on a hell of a ride. With the public still wanting more information about Zen 2 and Navi from the CES announcements, Dr. Lisa Su will be taking to the stage here at Computex 2019 to deliver the show's lead-off CEO keynote, a first for AMD. We're all here ready to give you the details, stay tuned for our Live Blog. It starts at 10am local time, 10pm ET, 02:00 UTC.

09:34PM EDT - Gavin, Anton, and I are here, ready to go. 25 minutes to start

09:40PM EDT - The keynote area Taitra has for AMD seats 650. I was ticket number 2500 when I registered. They've put in an overflow room upstairs

09:45PM EDT - Looks like all the non-VIP seats are taken

09:49PM EDT - 10 minutes to go

09:50PM EDT - This presentation is going to start with a small Taitra presentation, then Lisa will come on stage

09:52PM EDT - Here's the official livestream of the event. Don't forget to have our commentary side by side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy0Q75xCwDU

09:58PM EDT - two minutes to go

10:02PM EDT - Final touches

10:03PM EDT - OK, here we go

10:03PM EDT - 'Computex has prepared to go above and beyond your expectations'

10:03PM EDT - Walter Yeh, CEO of Taitra to the stage

10:04PM EDT - This year, Computex is kicking off with the first keynote speech

10:04PM EDT - Computex is a partnership between Taitra and TCA

10:05PM EDT - Newer and newer engines drive innovation

10:05PM EDT - The semiconductor is the engine of this generation

10:06PM EDT - Taiwan and Computex Taipei participates in this revolution from the beginning

10:06PM EDT - This month is the 50th anniversary of AMD

10:06PM EDT - AMD is a pioneer in semiconductors

10:06PM EDT - Long time business partner with Taiwan

10:06PM EDT - Next-Gen computing

10:07PM EDT - Compuetx has played an important role in ICT, as Taiwan is a home to leading Semicon and Tech companies

10:07PM EDT - Entering a new era of innovation

10:07PM EDT - Always transforming and evolving, to maintain position as an innovator

10:08PM EDT - Last year, WEF ranked Taiwan as one of the top four of the super innovators, alongside Germany, US, and Switzerland

10:08PM EDT - Taiwan has a strong startup ecosystem

10:08PM EDT - Computex helps build global ecosystems

10:09PM EDT - Focusing on 5G, AI, IoT, BlockChain, Gaming, VR, Innovations, Startups

10:09PM EDT - Computex is expanding every year. New Nangang Hall 2 to provide new capacity

10:09PM EDT - 1685 exhibitors, 30 countries, 5508 booths. Up 10% on booths this year

10:10PM EDT - Computex also has InnoVEX for supply chain

10:11PM EDT - Biggest startup platform in Asia

10:11PM EDT - Keynotes this year from AMD, Intel, Microsoft

10:12PM EDT - Also now a Taipei 5G Summit

10:12PM EDT - (sorry, the lighting is really odd on the stage

10:13PM EDT - )

10:13PM EDT - 'For the next 5 years... er days, you will see at Computex'

10:13PM EDT - >If it's 5 years, I better tell the family

10:14PM EDT - Now announcing Dr. Lisa Su, CEO and President of AMD

10:14PM EDT - 'AMD is high performance compute people use every day'

10:14PM EDT - Launching worlds first 7nm CPU and GPU this year

10:15PM EDT - Major impact on the market

10:15PM EDT - In 2014, Su took over as CEO

10:15PM EDT - Has led the company to a number of achievements

10:15PM EDT - World Class and globally recognized business leader

10:15PM EDT - First ever AMD Keynote at Computex

10:15PM EDT - Lisa to the stage

10:15PM EDT - Video time

10:16PM EDT - 'architecting the future of gamign'

10:16PM EDT - 'AMD'

10:17PM EDT - Wonderful to be here in Taipei to open Computex press conference

10:17PM EDT - Computex is a magical show

10:18PM EDT - 50 year anniversary a few weeks ago on May 1st

10:18PM EDT - History of AMD - A Vision to push tech to its limits

10:18PM EDT - industry first to new technologies

10:19PM EDT - 2000 - 1st GHz CPU

10:19PM EDT - 2009 - first 1 GHz GPU

10:19PM EDT - 2018 - world first 7nm GPU

10:19PM EDT - Next 50 years is going to be more exciting than the first 50

10:19PM EDT - Demands for better experiences and more compute

10:20PM EDT - Lots of devices, lots of data

10:20PM EDT - AMD has one goal. To lead the industry

10:20PM EDT - AMD has to think differently about pushing the envelope

10:21PM EDT - AMD performs well in high-performance markets

10:21PM EDT - Datacenter, Gaming, PCs

10:21PM EDT - All of these are growth areas for AMD

10:21PM EDT - new technologies make a huge difference

10:21PM EDT - Being in semicon requires making big bets

10:21PM EDT - AMD has been making big bets

10:21PM EDT - high performance leadership - 7nm, Navi, chiplets

10:22PM EDT - AMD has chosen to be on the leading edge of process tech

10:22PM EDT - Partnering with TSMC

10:22PM EDT - they have the best process technology in the industry

10:22PM EDT - High performance Cores: Zen2 + Navi

10:22PM EDT - Today is about Zen 2, and Navi

10:23PM EDT - TO give an idea of the high performance engines to power the next decade

10:23PM EDT - It means putting the best tech in the best silicon in the best package in the best system = chiplets

10:23PM EDT - Today at Computex: Rome, Navi, Ryzen 3rd Gen

10:24PM EDT - Starting with Rome

10:24PM EDT - Video time

10:24PM EDT - EPYC

10:25PM EDT - All about the compute

10:25PM EDT - Datacenter helps the world save the worlds greatest challenges

10:25PM EDT - It all needs compute horsepower

10:25PM EDT - Two years ago, introduced EPYC

10:25PM EDT - AMD wanted to change the rules.

10:26PM EDT - More than 60 EPYC Platforms from many partners

10:26PM EDT - Globally, the largest enterprise deployments have EPYC. More than 50 cloud instances

10:26PM EDT - AMD are engineer that like to solve problems

10:27PM EDT - AMD was selected by Oak Ridge with Cray to build a 1.5 exaflop supercomputer. Frontier expected to be the world fastest sueprcomputer

10:27PM EDT - Using future generation EPYC and future generation Radeon Instinct

10:27PM EDT - The goal is to have the most powerful supercomputer in 2021 built on AMD

10:27PM EDT - (confirms Milan for 2021 then?)

10:28PM EDT - Video time

10:30PM EDT - First annoucnement of the morning

10:30PM EDT - Azure HB Virtual Machines. 1st EPYC HPC Cloud Offering

10:30PM EDT - Largest Scale CFD Sim in Cloud, more than 11500 EPYC cores. First customer got 7500x speed up using EPYC in cloud compared to before

10:30PM EDT - Update on Rome

10:31PM EDT - Built on 7nm, up to 64 Zen 2 cores, Compute/IO

10:31PM EDT - 4xFP per socket vs 1st gen, PCIe 4.0

10:31PM EDT - Forrest Norrod, SVP and GM of AMD Data Center to the stage

10:32PM EDT - Rome benchmark - 2S Rome getting 19.61ns/day, 2S 8280 gets 9.72ns/day

10:32PM EDT - AMD vs Intel

10:32PM EDT - Protein modelling and molecular dynamics

10:33PM EDT - 2x number of Rome platforms in development compared to Naples

10:33PM EDT - Coming in Q3

10:34PM EDT - Now for graphics

10:34PM EDT - 'for the future of gaming'

10:34PM EDT - PC, Console, and Cloud


10:35PM EDT - 'AMD Radeon is Everywhere'

10:35PM EDT - Over 400 million gamers today on Radeon

10:35PM EDT - PC, Notebooks, Apple, Consoles, Stadia

10:36PM EDT - Radeon Vega Momentum - Radeon VIII and Instinct MI60. Both 7nm

10:36PM EDT - Continue to see Vega in large compute intensive workloads

10:37PM EDT - Gamers are special. Over 2 billion gamers in the world. PC to smartphone

10:37PM EDT - Gamers are incredibly demanding

10:37PM EDT - Need performance in every form factor

10:37PM EDT - Need to build a GPU architecture to build it all

10:37PM EDT - Navi

10:37PM EDT - New family of Radeon GPUs

10:38PM EDT - Navi is in the next gen playstation

10:38PM EDT - Navi and Zen 2

10:38PM EDT - Revolutionizing the console for the next decade

10:39PM EDT - All new RDNA architecture (Radeon DNA)

10:39PM EDT - Faster clock speed, more performance at lower power

10:39PM EDT - NAVI is PCIe 4.0

10:40PM EDT - AMD has a long history of GPU architectures

10:40PM EDT - GCN will stay with compute workload applications

10:40PM EDT - AMD designed Zen in CPUs it was time for a from-scratch design for the future. The same thing for RDNA

10:40PM EDT - RDNA is the architecture that will power gaming for the next decade

10:41PM EDT - New Compute Unit Design, Improved Efficiency and increased IPC

10:41PM EDT - Multi-Level Cache Hierarchy - reduced latency, higher bandwidth, lower power

10:41PM EDT - Streamed graphics pipeline - optimized for performance per clock and high clock speed

10:41PM EDT - (so moving away from compute?)

10:42PM EDT - RDNA vs Vega, 1.25x perf/clock and 1.5x perf/watt

10:42PM EDT - 1.25x is architectural efficiency

10:43PM EDT - Announcing Radeon RX5000 Family

10:43PM EDT - '50'00 for AMD 50 birthday

10:43PM EDT - First Navi GPU on stage

10:44PM EDT - Some Navi in action too

10:44PM EDT - Strange Brigade

10:44PM EDT - RTX 2070 vs Navi RX 5000 Series

10:45PM EDT - about +10% perf in favor of Navi

10:45PM EDT - RX5700 GPU

10:46PM EDT - This is a preview

10:46PM EDT - Navi available in July

10:46PM EDT - More info at Navi on June 10th at E3

10:46PM EDT - Details about products and pricing on June 10th

10:47PM EDT - Now for Ryzen

10:47PM EDT - and the PC Market

10:48PM EDT - 1.5 Billion PC Users

10:48PM EDT - PC users want Performance, Energy Efficiency, Upgradeability, Gaming, Content Creation

10:48PM EDT - AMD has invested heavily in the PC market

10:48PM EDT - more innovation to be had in PCs

10:49PM EDT - PC market has subcategories of users. Consumers, Enthusiasts, Creators

10:49PM EDT - Each of the segments focus on different qualities

10:50PM EDT - The PC market, more than any other market, requires a tremendous ecosystem

10:50PM EDT - Microsoft to the stage

10:50PM EDT - Sorry, just a partner announcement

10:51PM EDT - Nope, Microsoft to the stage

10:51PM EDT - Roanne Sones, CVP OS Platforms

10:51PM EDT - PCs are everywhere

10:51PM EDT - PCs have to be safe and secure

10:52PM EDT - Powered by silicon and compute. CPU, GPU, and custom

10:52PM EDT - A wave of new experiences

10:52PM EDT - Deep partnership with Microsoft from Console to Cloud

10:52PM EDT - Ryzen helped move the needle in how Microsoft and AMD work together

10:53PM EDT - Ryzen integrated into every price point

10:54PM EDT - Ryzen family is going to hit 50% of modern devices this year

10:55PM EDT - Exciting things around the corner

10:55PM EDT - Partnerships only get deeper with time

10:55PM EDT - 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors

10:55PM EDT - Launched at CES. Many more OEM systems here at Computex

10:56PM EDT - Acer, Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo

10:56PM EDT - ASUS, Joe Hsieh to the stage

10:57PM EDT - COO

10:57PM EDT - ROG Ecosystem with wide range of AMD products

10:58PM EDT - ROG Zephyrus G GA502, ROG Strix X470-F Gaming, ROG Strix XG438Q, ROG Strix Radeon RX590

10:58PM EDT - ROG Strix GL10DH with AMD, launched today

10:59PM EDT - One of the first systems with Ryzen 3rd Gen

10:59PM EDT - New ASUS X570 Motherboards

10:59PM EDT - New legacy for X570

10:59PM EDT - Launch today latest X570

11:00PM EDT - Special tuning for memory, dedicated power for high-core count CPUs, 30 designs for customers

11:00PM EDT - (30 motherboards? Wat)

11:00PM EDT - ASUS 30 year anniversary this year

11:00PM EDT - Acer now to the stage

11:01PM EDT - Jerry Kao, COO of Acer

11:02PM EDT - AMD = Astonishing Miracle Delivery

11:02PM EDT - Predator Helios 500, 23k Geekbench score

11:03PM EDT - New Nitro 5 AMD notebook with latest Ryzen mobile

11:04PM EDT - Nitro 5 with Ryzen and Radeon

11:05PM EDT - Also Gaming Displays with FreeSync 2 HDR

11:05PM EDT - Nitro 50 desktops with AMD

11:06PM EDT - Broad product line with AMD - education, chromebook, thin and light, mainstream

11:06PM EDT - Gaming Desktops with 3rd Gen Ryzen

11:07PM EDT - Available very soon

11:07PM EDT - with Navi too

11:08PM EDT - Now for Matisse

11:08PM EDT - 3rd Gen Ryzen

11:08PM EDT - Video time

11:09PM EDT - Introducing today at Comptuex 2019: 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processor Family

11:09PM EDT - AMD was not satisfied with 1st/2nd gen Ryzen

11:09PM EDT - Needed to push the envelope on desktop

11:10PM EDT - New 7nm Zen 2 core, 3rd Gen on AM4, World's first PCIe 4.0 PC Platform

11:10PM EDT - Zen 2 Core PC Benefits

11:10PM EDT - The Core is the engine of the CPU, and Zen 2 is an incredible Core

11:11PM EDT - 2x Floating Performance - faster perf in creative workloads

11:11PM EDT - 2x cache size - reduced memory latency for gaming

11:12PM EDT - +15% IPC over Zen

11:12PM EDT - IPC lifts all applications

11:12PM EDT - Start with Ryzen 7 3700X

11:13PM EDT - 8C/16T, 65W TDP

11:13PM EDT - 3.6G Base, 4.4G Boost

11:13PM EDT - All in 65W!!!!! amazin'

11:13PM EDT - +15% gain in Cinebench R20 over Ryzen 7 2700X

11:13PM EDT - +18% MT in same test

11:14PM EDT - All in 40W less TDP

11:14PM EDT - On stage CBR20 test

11:15PM EDT - 9700K vs 3700X

11:15PM EDT - 3700X scores 4806cb

11:15PM EDT - 9700K scores 3726cb

11:16PM EDT - +1% gain in ST against 9700K

11:16PM EDT - Now Ryzen 7 3800X. 8C/16T, 3.9G Base, 4.5G Turbo, 105W TDP

11:17PM EDT - 3800X gives +15% gaming performance over 2700X

11:18PM EDT - 3800X matching the performance of the 9900K in PUBG

11:18PM EDT - CPU + GPU with PCIe 4.0

11:18PM EDT - Showing 3800X with RX5700 and X570 motherboard demo

11:18PM EDT - World's first PCIe 4.0 demo with CPU and GPU

11:19PM EDT - 9900K + 2080Ti vs 3800X vs RX5700 in a Gen 3 vs Gen 4 dedicated test

11:19PM EDT - 14 FPS vs 25 FPS

11:19PM EDT - 67% potential uplift from Gen 4

11:19PM EDT - Performance numbers

11:20PM EDT - In ST, AMD is at (or better) than the competition

11:20PM EDT - Broad ecosystem readiness. 56 X570 Launch Motherboards

11:21PM EDT - One more thing this morning

11:21PM EDT - Goign beyond 8 cores

11:21PM EDT - Announcing Ryzen 9

11:21PM EDT - Two chiplets

11:23PM EDT - Ryzen 9 3900X - 12C/24T, 105W TDP, 3.8 GHz Base, 4.6 GHz Boost

11:23PM EDT - 4 MB L2 + 64MB L3

11:23PM EDT - 9920X vs 3900X testing

11:24PM EDT - 32 secs on Ryzen 9 in blender test vs 38 seconds on Intel 9920X

11:24PM EDT - +14% ST performance on Ryzen 9 vs i9-9920X for 60W lower TDP

11:25PM EDT - Now pricing

11:25PM EDT - 3700X for $329

11:26PM EDT - 3800X for $399

11:26PM EDT - 3900X for $499

11:27PM EDT - (9920X is $1199)

11:27PM EDT - 3900X is +32% single thread over 1800X

11:27PM EDT - 3900X is +100% MT perf against 1800X

11:28PM EDT - Release date?

11:28PM EDT - July 7th

11:28PM EDT - 7nm CPU on 7/7

11:28PM EDT - Which is a Sunday, but AMD doesn't care

11:29PM EDT - That's a wrap

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  • danielfranklin - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    1.5h until it starts.
    Im expecting some juicy info given that Intel saw it fit to announce a limited edition CPU, as well as Ice-Lake graphics numbers early on a Sunday...

    Good luck AMD, I havent bought one of your CPUs since the glory days of A64, i know there are a lot of old enthusiasts rooting for you.
  • boozed - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Limited edition CPUs, what a time to be alive
  • Chaitanya - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Eagerly waiting for keynote. Also Anandtech should try to do a live video stream if possible apart from current live format.
  • catavalon21 - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    You might try this...https://youtu.be/7vv4lwq-ZCw
  • wsjudd - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Nice shot from the P30 Pro!
  • ozzuneoj86 - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Wow... 17,000 watchers and climbing on the live stream at 10:03PM EST.
  • sorten - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Yikes. Walter is struggling.
  • ElBerryKM13 - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Please get this guy off the stage. He's talking so slow that is driving me crazy
  • hanselltc - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Yikes I feel for the dude
  • Teckk - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    No info at all on Zen2 and Matisse? Is there a separate session which has the launch or AMD has a separate event? Lot more info on Navi which I thought would have launched at E3.

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