AMD’s keynote was delivered this morning at CES 2019 and it was AMDs first keynote. The drama was high as fans worldwide awaited news of the next-gen 7nm CPU for desktops based on the Zen 2 architecture. AMD noted that Apple MacBooks and iMac desktops use AMD exclusively which obviously opens the door for Apple’s next-gen Mac Pro’s to adopt the new Radeon VII which has the power equivalency to the new Nvidia RTX 2080. For PC’s in general, the new GPU will go on sale on February 7th for US$699. Our report has a video on the new GPU specifically as well as one of the full keynote.
Video only on the new Radeon VII GPU
Video of the entire AMD Keynote
The video starts around the 14:20 mark with a “CES 2019” Promo video. The AMD Keynote starts around the 19:54 mark below.
Select Images from the AMD Keynote
The new Radeon VII comes with 16GB Memory, 1 TB Memory Bandwidth, AMD FreeSync2 HDR on 7nm.
Disappointingly for PC fans, AMD didn’t provide the full lowdown on their 3rd Generation Ryzen on 7nm. AMD did show that it outperformed Intel’s new i9 in a benchmark test done on stage and that AMD plans to launch it at a separate event closer to mid-year.