AMD Announces Computex 2016 Webcast: May 31st, 7pm Pacificby Ryan Smith on May 20, 2016 8:30 AM EST
With the annual Computex Taipei trade show quickly approaching, AMD sends word that they will be hosting a live webcast for their annual press conference at the show. The press conference itself is scheduled for 10am local time (02:00 UTC) on June 1st, which for North America translates to 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on May 31st.
According to AMD’s announcement, their press conference will have both major CPU and GPU news. On the CPU front, AMD’s 7th generation “Bristol Ridge” APU is scheduled to be shown off. AMD pre-announced Bristol Ridge back in April, and as AMD has made it a habit in recent years to do major APU disclosures around Computex, I’d expect that we’ll get the full architectural and SKU details on Bristol Ridge at the show.
Meanwhile on the GPU front, AMD will be speaking more about their forthcoming Polaris architecture GPUs. When AMD first unveiled Polaris at the start of this year, they announced that the first Polaris GPUs will be available in the middle of this year. With Raja Koduri set to present, it’s very likely that this will be the formal Polaris launch event. In previous generations AMD has held launch events for their desktop products a couple of weeks ahead of retail availability, so it’s likely to be the case here as well.
Given the timing, we should also get an update on AMD’s mobile GPU plans. The company has already announced the rebadged members of the new Radeon M400 series, so this would give AMD a chance in flesh out the lineup with Polaris-based parts.
Remote viewers can catch the webcast at AMD’s Computex website. We’ll be in attendance as well, live blogging the press conference with our own take on AMD’s latest announcements.
Source: AMD Investor Relations
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PsychoPif - Friday, May 20, 2016 - linkI'm going to be buying a new PC for back to school. Let's hope the parts are avaible this summer or I'll have to go Intel + NVidia
Sttm - Friday, May 20, 2016 - linkWith Polaris looking to only be mid-range parts, I am hoping for a strong Zen CPU release, so I can build my 10 year anniversary AMD CPU + Nvidia GPU system.
Alexvrb - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - linkPolaris 10 is actually better for me, I don't buy $400 ish and up GPUs. $200-250 range typically. With that being said, they are working on larger die GPUs based on the new GCN arch as well, such as Vega + HBM2. They're just tackling the broader market first with mobile / entry level desktop discrete (Polaris 11) and mid-range DT discrete (10). Both manufacturers are going to have to slash prices on their last gen hardware in a big way.
Zen will start more on the higher-end though, it appears. They seem focused on getting that out the door in a CPU-only configuration first, rather than rushing out APUs. That's probably not a bad plan, assuming Zen is fairly competitive, as they really need to recapture mindshare on the CPU side to a much greater extent. For mainstream APUs they've got Bristol Ridge for now, and that buys them time to work on Zen-based APUs that will span a wider range. If they eventually integrate HBM2 with some of their APUs, that will make things interesting.
hans_ober - Friday, May 20, 2016 - linkPlease post timings in the form of UTC. Makes it easier to read.
>The event will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM CST / 10:00 PM EDT.
As per AMD.
AndrewJacksonZA - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link+1 for UTC please.
edzieba - Friday, May 20, 2016 - linkAnother +1. Pretty much anyone knows their own local timezone's offset from UTC. If times are posted just as PST/EST, then anyone outside the US not only has to go and look up that offset, they also need to figure out whether the US is or is not in Daylight Savings time, which does not start/end on the same day worldwide.
Le Québécois - Friday, May 20, 2016 - linkWhile I totally agree with you that the use of UTC time would better, they're probably just copying the information they received. Most companies in north America will send you time based on the EST/PST version, not in UTC.
Also, if it help you in the future, D, as in EDT/PDT means daytime, and S, as in EST/PST, means standard time.
Arnulf - Saturday, May 21, 2016 - linkThe thing is not every country in the world switches to/from daylight savings time on the same day of the year.
US is (once again) a notorious exception in this regard, 14 days off compared to most other countries that undergo DST switchover.
barleyguy - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - linkAnother thing is that many people have a bad tendency to use "PST" "EST" etc. even during daylight savings time. It's not correct, but despite that it's very common.
darcotech - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link+1 Yes, please use UTC format, Anandtech is global website, right? Thanks