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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  • Krysto - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Are 14nm mobile APUs coming this year? They should finally provide some competition to Intel in notebooks, at least in the TDP front, but it won't be until Zen when they can be more competitive on the performance front.
  • h4rm0ny - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Their roadmap seems to indicate for 14nm that it's Zen first, APUs second. I guess they (a) wanted to start grabbing server market as quickly as possible and (b) wanted to make sure Polaris was bedded in and any teething problems resolved first before integrating it with a CPU.

    But who knows for sure. You _might_ see 14nm APUs this year, but I think early next. We'll almost certainly see Polaris in laptops this year, though.
  • Arnulf - Saturday, May 21, 2016 - link

    No, Raven Ridge (first 14nm APU, using Zen cores) is scheduled for H1 2017.
  • CajunArson - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    "With Raja Koduri set to present, it’s very likely that this will be the formal Polaris launch event."

    Is it really? Raj put on a whole dog and pony show at Capsaicin that turned out to be a study in the fact that he likes spicy food. Which is nice & all but isn't exactly a launch of a new GPU.

    What concerns me is that less than 2 weeks out from Computex there have been exactly ZERO leaks of pictures of actual Polaris boards from AIBs. You couldn't throw a rock and miss specific rumors, die shots, shroud shots, etc. of Pascal going way back, but with Polaris, there's practically nothing. If June 1st is a "launch" of Polaris then it will be of the paper variety.
  • darcotech - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Hi, me too, i found it unusual that there are no leaks, nothing which will not be good if AMD is effectively doing just paper lunch with products coming only two months after.

    No website got some new hardware that they have NDA on from AMD?
  • beck2050 - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - link

    AIB partners don't have the chips yet.
  • Kvaern1 - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Do Global Foundries have anything else 14nm on the market yet?
  • HighTech4US - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    Note the words from AMD about Polaris are: "Polaris updates"


    That doesn't sound like a launch is happening at Computex.

    The supporting Polaris document also has a title of "Discover the Polaris architecture".

  • medi03 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - link

    PS4K production should be ramping up full speed, if we trust French site leak that it's to be there in Oct this year. (makes sense, due to expected VR launch)
  • andrewaggb - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    I think things have been unusually quiet as well. It worries me a bit that they've had technical or manufacturing issues, it's clocking too low, etc. But we'll see. If it gets 290x performance and is quiet and low power for a reasonable price, I'd still be tempted to get a couple for my kids.

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