Besides the fact that the Sunnyvale company fell short of actually announcing the new Radeon RX Vega, AMD still had a fair bit to share in regards to its new CPUs. To kick things off, Dr. Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD, first unveiled EPYC, its all-new workstation CPU that’s designed to go head to head with Intel’s Xeon CPU.
Then came the announcement of the Ryzen Threadripper, AMD’s new enthusiast-level CPU for the X399 chipset. AMD said that Threadripper will launch with several SKUs, with its top-of-the-line model possessing up to 16-cores, 32-threads, and a whopping 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes, all of which can be utilized by all Threadripper SKUs.
Lastly, AMD also announced its new Ryzen Mobile APU. As its first Zen-based APU, the company stated that the CPU in Ryzen Mobile would be 40-percent faster than the older 7th generation APU, and its on-die Vega GPU would drive 40 percent more performance, compared to its predecessor. All this, and it would still consume half the power than last year’s Bristol Ridge, AMD confirmed.
Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD, holding up the EPYC workstation CPU.
Jim Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Computing and Graphics, AMD, with the new Ryzen Threadripper CPU.
In picture: AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPU and Ryzen Mobile APU. Note the coin for size comparison.