AMD Outlines Major New Releases at Computex 2018, Including Vega, Ryzen and EPYC

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Today, during Computex 2018 in Taipei, AMD took the opportunity to showcase their latest 7nm Radeon Vega GPU line and the 12nm 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper range of products.

Other big announcements include four major EPYC milestones, the immediate availability of EPYC processors through Tencent Cloud Services, a new HPE single-socket system and details surrounding the next-generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome,” which, AMD promises to begin sampling in 2H 2018.

“At Computex 2018 we demonstrated how the strongest CPU and GPU product portfolio in the industry gets even stronger in the coming months,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. “Our upcoming 7nm and 12nm products build on the momentum of our Ryzen, Radeon and EPYC processors, positioning AMD to lead the next generation of high-performance computing in markets from premium devices and gaming to machine learning and the datacenter.”

AMD also took the time to highlight some upcoming laptops that will feature the latest AMD based chipsets. The list of laptops on display can be viewed below:

  • Acer Predator Helios 500 notebook, Predator Orion 5000 desktop and Nitro 50 gaming desktop
  • ASUS VivoBook X505ZA and X570ZD notebooks
  • Dell’s latest Inspiron series including Inspiron 13” 7000 2-in-1, Inspiron 15” 5000 notebooks and Inspiron 7000 gaming desktop
  • HP Envy x360 13” and Envy x360 15” notebooks
  • Huawei MateBook D 14” notebook
  • Lenovo Yoga 530, IdeaPad 530S, 330S and 330 notebooks

Desktop users were also introduced to AMD’s latest line of Motherboards, specifically the AMD B450 chipset-based motherboard range. Optimized for 2nd generation Ryzen desktop processors, the B450 chipset has been designed to offer the perfect balance between features, performance and value.

Some quotes from third-party vendors that are onboard with AMD can be read below:

“Acer is excited to partner with AMD on the Predator Helios 500 gaming notebook featuring 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 processors, Radeon RX Vega56 graphics, and a built-in 17.3-inch display supporting Radeon FreeSync,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “It’s a gaming beast that offers superior desktop-class gaming performance in a notebook, built for graphic-intensive AAA titles.”
 
“ASUS is dedicated to delivering the most innovative hardware for gamers of all levels,” said Marcel Campos, ASUS Global PC & Phone Marketing Senior Director. “We’re excited to announce the new ASUS X570ZD, the first laptop in the world to pair AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors with NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics for gaming on the go. If it’s productivity you’re after, the ASUS X505ZA laptop is powered by a choice of AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics to give you the performance you need.”
 
“Dell is excited to continue implementing AMD’s Ryzen and Radeon solutions across a variety of products, including the latest Inspiron notebooks and Inspiron Gaming Desktops,” said Ray Wah, senior vice president and general manager, Dell Consumer and Small Business Product Group. “AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics deliver the responsiveness and performance users want and the performance in creative and productivity apps they need.”
 
“HP’s focus on design and engineering is delivering uncompromised style, performance and versatility to our customers,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, consumer PCs, HP Inc. “And we are delivering unrivaled premium PC experiences on the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors, including the HP ENVY x360 13 – the first 13-inch convertible with the AMD Ryzen™ Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and the HP ENVY x360 15 for incredible multi-tasking performance.”
 
“AMD EPYC has enabled HPE to pack more performance into an efficient server design, removing the need for a second processor and reducing TCO for our customers. The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 allows customers to achieve dual-processor performance in a versatile single-socket server,” said Justin Hotard, vice president and general manager, Volume Global Business Unit, HPE. “By providing up to 32 processor cores, 2 terabytes of memory and more fully utilizing 128 PCIe lanes of I/O, we have set the bar for single processor virtualization performance, and with HPE OneView, customers can optimize their applications and dramatically speed deployment of new virtual machines.”
 
“As a first venture with AMD, Huawei is excited to be working with AMD to integrate the latest Ryzen mobile processors featuring Radeon Vega Graphics into Huawei’s MateBook D.” said Michael Young, General Manager of Xunwei technology. “The Huawei MateBook D is designed to provide superior performance and sleek design for users at work and play.”
 
“In the past, great computing performance with practical portability wasn’t always accessible,” said Jeff Meredith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo’s Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. “The Lenovo IdeaPad 530S, 330 and 330S laptops and Yoga 530 convertible 2-in-1 are designed to change that. Built with the latest AMD Ryzen processor with Radeon Vega graphics, these laptops offer consumers more choice – enabling mobile computing to meet nearly any budget.”

In terms of graphics cards, the AMD Radeon Vega line of GPUs had a large presence during the event, with AMD showcasing for the first time, a Vega-based GPU built specifically for professionals and data centre applications.

The Vega based architecture will come to both server and workstation form factors for key compute use cases in 2H 2018. The full list of AMD GPUs can be viewed below:

  • Radeon™ RX Vega56 “nano” graphics card from PowerColor that enables small form factor enthusiast gaming performance,
  • the latest Radeon FreeSync™ technology adoption with Samsung’s 80” QLED TV for tear-free and smooth gameplay directly from a Radeon™ RX graphics card equipped PC or with an Microsoft Xbox One™ S or Xbox One™ X console,
  • Freesync support with HDR[i]  now available in Ubisoft’s recently launched and popular AAA game Far Cry® 5.

AMD also revealed several new ventures within their EPYC processor line, which can be read below:

    • The company’s first ever Cisco UCS server engagement in Cisco’s highest density offering ever with 128% more cores, 50% more servers, and 20% more storage per rack[ii].
    • The all new HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 one socket server for virtualization and software-defined storage applications with up to 27% lower cost per virtual machine than the leading two-socket competitor.[iii]
    • Immediate availability of the EPYC based SA1 Tencent Cloud Service
    • The next generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome” and featuring Zen2 architecture, is now running in AMD labs and will begin sampling to customers in the second half of this year, ahead of launch in 2019.

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