Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, had a great time presenting her Computex keynote address. AMD continues to make inroads in the server and workstation markets with EPYC, while their Ryzen desktop CPUs are the first choice for PC enthusiasts. AMD RDNA 2 graphics are pretty darn good, however there is no denying that Nvidia dominates the graphics market. And then we have laptops to consider and yes, Dr. Su delivered a ‘one final thing' moment before she signed off.
One quick and simple item to report is that Zen 3 APUS will go on sale to the DIY consumer market in August. Hurrah for that.
Next up we have Mobile RDNA 2 graphics for laptops. There are three versions – RX 6600M, RX 6700M and RX 6800M – which are all full power and with none of that Max-Q naughtiness where you are never quite sure what you are buying. At least, that is what we understood from AMD. As you will see in our video there are other wrinkles to the graphics side of thing as AMD is on the verge of releasing FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution) which looks like it may well take the fight to Nvidia DLSS.
AMD Advantage is the equivalent of Intel's Project Athena and acts as a template to ensure gaming laptops with both AMD CPU and AMD GPU end up delivering a top notch user experience, including a high quality 1440p display, an NVMe SSD and a decent cooling system.
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KitGuru says: AMD delivered a fascinating keynote at Computex 2021 and the final section of the video where Dr. Su shows their 3D Vertical Cache in action made for a superb finale.