AMD Opens Computex 2024

AMD Opens Computex 2024 By Unveiling Next-Gen AI Accelerators and Processors

In the Computex 2024 opening keynote, AMD Chair and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, unveiled new products set to lead the next era of AI-powered experiences. AMD is furthering its commitment to unparalleled performance, efficiency, and innovation with new technology including cutting-edge processors and an expanded data center accelerator roadmap.

During the keynote, Dr. Su was joined by industry partners, including Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, and Asus, among others, who are leveraging AMD’s AI hardware to enable high-performance computing and generative AI applications across verticals applications. Key AMD-product highlights include:

Client Computing and Graphics

Unveiled AMD Ryzen AI 300 Series Processors with leadership AI, leadership compute, and leadership graphics.

The Ryzen AI 300 Series unlocks transformational AI experiences with the world’s most powerful Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for laptops, offering 50 TOPS of AI processing power.

AMD Ryzen AI 300 Series delivers leadership performance for Copilot+ PCs across a broad range of applications compared to the latest x86 and Arm CPUs.

Bringing together the “Zen 5,” AMD XDNA 2 and AMD RDNA 3.5 graphics architectures, these processors enable private, responsive, and intelligent computing with AI-infused capabilities.

Announced AMD Ryzen 9000 Series Desktop Processors, powered by the “Zen 5” architecture to deliver ~16% generational increase in IPC and leadership performance across a broad range of gaming and productivity applications.

The flagship Ryzen 9 9950X is the world’s fastest consumer desktop processor.

Revealed AMD ROCM 6.1 for AMD Radeon GPUs to make AI development and deployment with AMD Radeon desktop GPUs more compatible, accessible, and scalable. AMD also announced the AMD Radeon PRO W7900 Dual Slot Workstation Graphics Card, offering scalable AI performance and optimized for high-performance platforms supporting multiple GPUs.

Data Center and Ai

Showcased the expanded AMD Instinct Accelerator Roadmap, which introduces an annual cadence of leadership AI performance and memory capabilities including:

The AMD Instinct MI325X accelerator, on-track to be available in Q4 2024, which features 288GB of HBM3E memory and 6TB/s peak memory bandwidth. It will use the same Universal Baseboard infrastructure as the MI300 series accelerators.

The accelerator will have industry leading memory capacity and bandwidth, 2x and 1.3x better than the competition respectively and 1.3x better AI compute performance than competition

The AMD CDNA 4 architecture, planned for 2025, which will power the AMD Instinct MI350 series accelerators, and deliver up to a 35x increase in AI inference performance compared to CDNA 3.
The new architecture will have support for FP4 and FP6 data types and include up to 288 GB of HBM3E memory

The AMD Instinct MI350x accelerator will be the first product to use this new architecture
The AMD CDNA “Next” architecture, planned for 2026, which will power the AMD Instinct MI400 series accelerators.

Previewed the upcoming 5th Gen AMD EPYC family of processors, which will be available in 2H 2024, will support up to 192 cores and 384 threads, and will be based on the “Zen 5” architecture.
For scientific simulation work (NAMD), “Turin” outperforms the competition by 3.1x

“Turin” also excels at AI inferencing performance when running smaller LLMs, like Llama-2 7B. In this environment, “Turin” outperforms the competition by 3.9x on chat summarization, 5.4x on chatbot and 2.5x on translation

Highlighted how its AI and adaptive computing technology is powering the next wave of AI innovation at the edge, for customers across verticals, including healthcare, automotive and industrial markets.

Canon uses the Versal AI Core series for its Free Viewpoint Video System, revolutionizing viewing experience for live sport broadcasts and webcasts.

Subaru is using AMD Versal AI Edge Gen 2 to power its EyeSight ADAS Platform that is helping to enable Subaru’s “zero-fatalities” mission by 2030.

Illumina is using advanced AMD technology to unlock the power of genome sequencing.

Hitachi Energy’s HVDC protection relays predict electrical overvoltage using AMD adaptive computing technology for real-time processing.

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