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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  • DazFG - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    "The keynote will take place on January 8, 2018." - do you mean 2019?
  • Ian Cutress - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    That's the one.
  • FreckledTrout - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    88 mph here I come.
  • Samus - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Intel did the 2018 keynote, and my God was it awkward (it was days after the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities rocked the industry.)

    I look forward to seeing Dr Su on stage, I've never seen her speak publicly!
  • siberian3 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Cant wait for zen 3000 series the early engineer sample cpu from zen 2 runs at 4gig base 4.5gig boost.Remember that samples for zen1 run at base 3gig and boost 3.4 and we finally got 1800x good times!!
  • Dragonstongue - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    ^ RUMOR land...rumors of such need to be taken with a MASSIVE load of salt, way too easy for them to screw around with numbers to make product look amazing when "not so good" or make look not so good when amazing, certainly could be a VERY early sample of first yield results etc etc etc.

    would be nice one day (doubt ever happens) that so called "leaks" are 100% veted results from the makers of the product and the product alone with results that are truly unbiased to show them as they ARE not as the cherry pick the results to make them SEEM they might be (kind of like that whole marketing BS where they can say 100% beef which only means at least .000000000001% has to be 100% beef, the rest can be whatever else they want it to be, but, as long as even the smallest portion is 100% beef "it is legal to claim it)

    I think that is the problem with marketing in general (just like media these days) loads of BS just to make the sale instead of saying and showing like it is (warts and all) ^.^

    Awesome the Dr Su will be the host for CES event for 2019, at least SOME of the world is paying attention to AMD and the massive turn around they have done in 2016/2017, shame their stock price has not jumped anywhere close to as high as it should have unfortunately.

    stupid analysts and shortsellers/pumpers not help anything
  • close - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    When you're in the powerful position (like Intel) the "leaks" are mainly BS that's meant to give people "on the fence" some reason to wait it out and not immediately order something good from the competition. It's just to buy time and rain on the other guy's parade.

    When you're the "underdog" (like AMD) leaks have to be close to reality because you can't afford any flops or disappointments.

    Either way they're like sex tapes, mostly leaked intentionally to get attention, not really accidentally.
  • NikosD - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - link

    Best comments from "close" as always at Anandtech's site
  • NICOXIS - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Hopefully this will be about Navi rather than Vega 7nm
  • wumpus - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - link

    Considering Vega 7nm should have shipped by then, I really hope not. Although I'm not all that confident about Navi in 2019.

    Maybe a 12nm Vega with GDDR? Lop the Ryzens off the Zhongshan Subor console chip and you have a Vega24 with 256 bit GDDR5 RAM. Maybe even double the Vega cores. Of course, that would largely assume that AMD needs GoFlo wafers, and nobody's leaked the details of what AMD owes GoFlo after they threw in the towel.

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