AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has revealed the 2nd gen Ryzen Threadripper processor and 7nm Radeon Vega GPU, both set to launch later this year. The US chip maker also unveiled new updates on EPYC processor at its fully-loaded Computex press conference this morning.
“Our upcoming 7nm and 12nm products build on the momentum of our Ryzen, Radeon, and EPYC processors, positioning AMD to lead the next generation of high-performance computing in markets from premium devices and gaming to machine learning and the data center,” AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said.
The company publicly demonstrated for the first time the Radeon Vega GPU based on 7nm process technology, which is built specifically for professional and datacenter applications.
The company also announced EPYC server updates, including their new partnership with Cisco, the leading OEM in the industry, and Tencent Cloud, who announced (in Chinese) that it is now using AMD’s EPYC processor moments before the press conference.
China, the world’s largest consumer of semiconductor and electronics products, is an important market for the US chipmaker. AMD has collaborated with JD.com, Tencent, and Baidu on its EPYC datacenter initiative.
On top of exciting product updates, the company also detailed new partnership with Chinese tech giant Huawei on Ryzen-powered laptop, Matebook, and further collaboration with its OEM partners including Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo.
AMD’s long-time rival, Intel, teased a new 28-core PC chip, the company’s most powerful desktop CPU, at its Computex keynote on Tuesday. The new chip is said to go toe-to-toe with AMD’s Threadripper processor.