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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  • h4rm0ny - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Yes! Please do UTC!
  • Sttm - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    It's 40 rods to the hog's head and that's the way I likes it!

    Why don't you just Google it yourself?
  • h4rm0ny - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Maybe because one person who writes the article googling it (assuming they really need to) is a lot more helpful than hundreds of readers all having to google it individually.
  • barleyguy - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - link

    Less educational though. ;-)
  • khon - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Very interesting. Personally I am hoping for a midrange card (~250-300$) with performance around the level of the current R9 Fury.
  • tarqsharq - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    We may not get the launch until E3. I'm going to wait till all the graphics cards are revealed this year before making a decision on my purchase, but I'd be lying if I said I was happy to wait for details.
  • Flunk - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    After GTX 1080 launches you might very well get an R9 Fury for $250.
  • AndrewJacksonZA - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Now *THAT* would be a very tempting deal!
  • Cellar Door - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    More like Fury X to be honest - if they want to get any market share back or let alone keep their current one.
  • mrvco - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    I'm hoping for Fury performance in the mid $200's. I'll be curious to see how CF Polaris cards compare to single 1070 and 1080 cards as well.

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