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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  • medi03 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - link

    1070 which is likely in that area costs 449$.
  • jjj - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    They better not mess this up like they did with the first 28nm parts. It would be suicidal if they try to offer next to no perf gains again. 40% perf per $ gain is fine, 10-20% is not and will just give a huge boost to Nvidia over the next years, just like last time.
  • Flunk - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Well, all the info we have so far suggests that the most powerful Polaris card will be similar to performance to a Radeon 290x. Even if it does compete with the Fury it will probably be outmatched by the Geforce 1070 to they'll have to price it below that.
  • jjj - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    It doesn't matter how it performs as long as perf per dollar is exciting.
  • Drumsticks - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    I was disappointed with that at first, but keep in mind all of those "Polaris 10 with 290X performance" were claiming "7Gbps GDDR5X" which to my knowledge doesn't exist, so they could be total nonsense.
  • tarqsharq - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    I'm hoping all we've seen so far have been downclocked engineering samples and cut down mobile parts.

    I'm looking for 2560 SPs, 40 CUs, 8gb of 10Gbps GDDR5X clocked close to 1.5ghz (preferably more) for the top tier Polaris.

    A man can dream.
  • haukionkannel - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Yes, Polaris is middle range GPU and be priced accordingly. 1080 is high end and is priced accordingly. Big AMD will come next year, like big Nvidia also.
    The Polaris, will be super nice in HTPC environment and other situations that requires low energy products! And still deliver reasonable punch to the games.
  • mdriftmeyer - Saturday, May 21, 2016 - link

    No it doesn't. It's a mid-level card for under $300 that is a 390/390X performance at a considerable power drop.
  • frostyfiredude - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    I'm curious what range the new chips will fall in, right now nVidia has the high end so a launch in the mid-high range would carve out a market for AMD and allow new mobile offerings. From the timing being just before WWDC I'm expecting offerings appropriate for an rMBP and iMac refresh.
  • darcotech - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Yes, me too, I am hoping for new mobile dGPU for Macbook Pro retina.

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