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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  • wumpus - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    "Given the timing, we should also get an update on AMD’s mobile GPU plans."

    Given the hype they've given Polaris (low power) I'd assume that would mean plenty of Polaris things, and the new APU as well. A better question would be if they had any desktop plans as well. They've abandoned desktop CPUs since 45nm, and the "low power" hype doesn't imply any effort for desktop GPUs (even though that seems to be where the high margin parts are, at least the retail upgrade parts).

    /sad member of the AMD cheering section is sad. Missed opportunities and low revenue will do that to a company.
  • sharath.naik - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    When is AMD going 14nm for their APUs. They will never be competitive until they do. But I believe once they do, The CPU speed disadvantage they have over Intel will not matter for mobile if the Efficiency is comparable, and the iGPU will be just be good enough to play any games. AMD does need HBM for the APUs for this.
  • AS118 - Saturday, May 21, 2016 - link

    As far as leaks and news reports, next year will be 14nm APU's, and this year, we'll see 28nm APU's with DDR4 ram on the new AM4 motherboards. I feel like 14nm Zen/Polaris with DDR4 will be nice, and if they package HBM with APU's, we may see some impressive feats.
  • webdoctors - Friday, May 20, 2016 - link

    What's the definition of the mid-tier area? I'm guessing that's the $200-300 segment? Right now that seems to be the GTX970 or 290X. If a new part is the same performance, that'll be great. The mid-tier seems to be a weird area because you're competing with so many old cards, the 290 series which is like 3 years old, the 970 which is a year, the 1060? which will be new and than whatever SKU Polaris will have. First time in awhile we're getting a nice jump in performance.
  • medi03 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - link

    390x wipes the floor with 970.
    390 is on par with 970. (nearly 100$ cheaper than 390x)
  • ShatteredStatistics - Saturday, May 21, 2016 - link

    Evil Geniuses getting a nice AMD sponsorship deal.

  • versesuvius - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - link

    AMD has lost the game. It is always late, and always falls short no matter what. It is already a given that AMD is going to set Polaris's top chip against NVIDIA'S 1060 and charge the price of a 1080 for it because it is has a TDP lower than a 1070 by 10 watts, while shouting what a great product Vega will be when it is launched, which is probably going to be after NVIDIA has move to 7 nm process and does not give a damn anyway about what AMD says or does. AMD is done. No point in waiting for anything from AMD.
  • Outlander_04 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - link

    Polaris is not late. It has always been announced and expected as "mid 2016".
    The top Polaris chip is expected to be priced at half the cost of the gtx 1080 at around $300 US . It is not a competitor for the 1080 . That is where Vega is positioned and expected later this year .
    As for process nodes Samsung/AMD have a lead at 10 nm over even intel . TSMC haven't even managed 14 nm.
    Anything else you do not understand?
  • Mugur - Monday, May 23, 2016 - link

    Well, let's hope that:
    - Polaris 10 will be available on July 1st in volume...
    - GloFo's Samsung 14nm is better or at least on par with TSMC's 16 nm (remember iPhone debate)...
    - there will be one variant with DDR5X...
    - price will be REALLY competitive for the given performance...

    If any of the above isn't true, AMD will have a hell of a year regarding GPUs.
  • medi03 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - link

    - It doesn't need to be available in volume. (neither 1080 is and 1070 is quite away and both are FE => crappy designs that tends to throttle AND hefty price premium)
    - Agreed
    - Entire 3xx lineup is competitive perf/price wise, I don't see how 4xx would be different

    What is more likely, though, that we won't see any direct competition any time soon. E.g.:

    AMD - nVidia

    Sub 200$: 470 - ?
    Sub 300$: 480/480x - ?
    Sub 500$: 1070 - ?
    Sub 700$: 1080 - ?
    1k: ? - ?

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