In the Wake of CES, AMD Holds 2022 Product Livestream
During CES last week, AMD held its 2022 Product Premiere Live Stream. Capitalizing on this event, AMD unveiled a trove of technology, from the new Ryzen 6000 processor family to graphics cards.
Despite the pandemic spiking after the holiday break, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, carried on with its annual trade show despite nearly half of the presenting companies opting to not attend or present via virtual demonstrations.
This year at CES, AMD held a "2022 Product Premiere Live Stream" [video] where it showcased a full lineup of processors, graphics cards, and a new desktop PC that claims to offer lower power consumption, high-resolution, and larger logic area in a smaller chip.
Lisa Su, AMD's CEO holding one of the new set of Ryzen processors. Screenshot used courtesy of AMD [video]
As always, CES always brings a treasure trove of technology like Intel's newest processors and roadmap to next-gen ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems).
In this article, let's dive into AMD's live stream and see how they plan to kick-off 2022.
AMD 2022 Product Premiere Livestream Overview
AMD has gone through 50 years of developing and researching high-rate computing, graphics, and visualization technology for commercial and consumer devices.
During CES, AMD went ahead and boldly showcased new products for professionals, content creation, and gaming devices on a live-streamed event.
Dr. Lisa Su, the President and CEO of AMD, discussed over 30 new AMD products that would be hitting the market throughout 2022.
AMD's mission is to create high-performance computing for essential devices like notebook accelerated processing units (APUs) and mobile processors through the latest technology and processing.
AMD plans to alter the processor's architecture by integrating RDNA2 graphics in its next-gen processors. RDNA2 graphics recently impacted the market as being the core of the newest PS5 gaming console.
AMD's RDNA compute architecture. Screenshot used courtesy of AMD
Additionally, obtaining higher-quality graphics coupled with DDR5 memory, USB4, Wi-Fi 6E, and the latest fidelity super-resolution (FSR) claims to boost performance for all AMD computers.
After looking at the live stream on a high level, let's look into its newest lineup of Ryzen processors.
AMD Demos New Ryzen Mobile Processors
The first update mentioned on AMD's Livestream was the Ryzen 6000 Series processors.
Ryzen 6000 series of processors. Image [modified] used courtesy of AMD
These processors claim to offer double the graphics performance of the previous 5000 series at each laptop.
A high-level overview of the Ryzen 6000 series. Screenshot used courtesy of AMD [video]
The 5000 series, built on 6 nm technology, is about 1.3x slower than the anticipated 6000 series. With an enhanced 24 hours of battery life and new adaptive power management, the Ryzen 6000 processor can deliver a 30% power reduction during video calls and a 15% power reduction while video streaming.
Additionally, AMD claims to pack up to 12 compute units, 2.4 GHz graphics processing unit (GPU) frequency, and a USB4 that will enable the ability to have a 4K movie transferred in under 7 seconds.
Finally, these new processors will have a smart framework with AMD SmartShift Max, Eco, and Smart Access Graphics to create an efficient and adaptive power management system.
AMD Expands Radeon Graphic Card Offerings
On top of the new processor family, AMD announced expanding the Radeon RX graphics portfolio with the Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards.
The RX 6500 XT graphics card has 16 compute units available with a game frequency of 2610 MHz but will require 107 W of board power.
Additionally, the memory speed reaches 18 Gbps and runs on the GDDR6 memory core.
As for the Radeon RX 6400, this graphics card offers 12 compute units with only 2039 MHz of game frequency while running gaming applications. In addition, the power consumption is nearly half at 53 W of the required power compared to the RX 6500 XT.
Both have a 64-bit memory interface with memory bandwidths close to 130 GB/s, all while operating over 5.4 billion transistors.
AMD’s 2022 Goals Involve 5 nm Technology
Tying up this live stream event, AMD also shared news of new merging partnerships to go beyond personal laptops.
In the second half of 2022, AMD aims to release the Ryzen 7000, a core processor built on 5 nm technology that will be the foundation for a new series of desktop computing.
The Ryzen 7000 series for desktop PCs will introduce Zen4 architecture and be fully equipped with a 3D V-Cache, 8 cores, and only have 105 W of power consumption.
With this shift to 5 nm technology, AMD hopes to keep pushing the limits of its processing developments.