AMD CES 2019 Keynote: Say Hello To Radeon 7 As 2nd Gen Vega
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 9 January 2019 at 01:21 PM EST. 74 Comments
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While Monday was the Intel keynote at CES 2019, this morning AMD took the spotlight with Lisa Su's keynote in Las Vegas.

Highlights from the AMD CES 2019 keynote included:

- 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs as announced earlier this week.

- The first Acer and HP AMD-powered Chromebooks are coming out soon.

- The Radeon 7 (Radeon VII) was announced today as their new high-end GPU. Radeon 7 is their first consumer desktop 7nm GPU. 60 compute units, 16GB of HBM2 memory. 1TB/s memory bandwidth.

- Radeon 7 will have up to 30% better performance over the RX Vega 64 in content creation workloads like Blender and up to 60% better for OpenCL. Windows gaming performance is 25~42% faster over RX Vega 64 with 4K gaming.

- Radeon VII will launch 7 February for $699 USD.

- Google Project Stream (cloud video game streaming) will be powered by Radeon Vega graphics.

- 2nd Gen EPYC with 7nm Zen 2 seeing 2x performance per socket, 4x floating performance per socket.

- One 7nm AMD EPYC CPU was shown to outperform dual Xeon Platinum 8180 processors for NAMD.

- 2nd Gen EPYC CPUs are on track for shipping in the middle of 2019.

- 3rd Gen Ryzen (Zen 2) desktop CPUs were previewed. A demo shown on Windows put a early sample of 3rd Gen Ryzen outperforming an Intel Core i9 9900K while having ~30% lower power consumption.

- 3rd Gen Ryzen is using a chiplet design with 8C/16T and I/O die.

- 3rd Gen Ryzen will support PCI Express 4.0.
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