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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU Details Revealed!

All You Need To Know About AMD Ryzen Threadripper! Rev. 7

AMD has finally announced the specifications, pricing and availability for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor! This follows their AMD Computex 2017 press conference, where they showed off the massive 16-core CPU that is targeted at the ultra-premium desktop market, directly taking on the newly-launched Intel X-Series processor.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors – specifications, performance, and even the special Game Mode feature! Read and SHARE!

Updated @ 2017-09-04 : We updated the availability of the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, and added many links, including a link to The First AMD X399 Threadripper Motherboards. Also cleaned up many parts of the article.

Updated @ 2017-08-11 : We added the South East Asian prices, and a new page on the Ryzen Threadripper’s multithreaded CPU performance, gaming performance and the special Threadripper Game Mode option!

Updated @ 2017-07-31 : We added details of the newly-announced Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, and availability of all three models. We also added a new section on the Delidded Threadripper, and the secrets it revealed!

Updated @ 2017-07-26 : We added a picture of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper box!

Updated @ 2017-07-18 : We added the official AMD Ryzen Threadripper specifications and prices, confirming many of the earlier leaked details. Don’t forget to check out the official announcement video below!

Updated @ 2017-06-13 : We added new details that were just leaked about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor.

Originally posted @ 2017-06-05

 

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper will have up to 16 cores, processing up to 32 simultaneous threads. It will use the new Socket TR4, have quad-channel DDR4 memory support and feature 64 PCI Express lanes. If you were impressed by the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 processors (read our AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review), just imagine how powerful the 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor will be.

In this video, Jim Anderson, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the AMD Compute and Graphics business group, reveals the key features of the Threadripper CPU  and Socket TR4 platform.

Then, AMD President & CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, showed us a demo of Prey running on 4K (on Ultra High settings) using the AMD Ryzen Threadripper, with dual AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. However, she did not reveal the average frame rate of this setup.

In this new video, Dr. Lisa Su and John Taylor (Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, AMD), reveal the specifications of the two first AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors (as well as the first two Ryzen 3 processors). It also shows both Ryzen Threadripper CPUs delivering higher performance in Cinebench R15 than Intel Core i9-7900X X-Series processor.

Targeted at the high-end desktop (HEDT) market, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper is paired with the X399 chipset and the new Socket TR4, offering quad memory channels and support up to 2TB of DDR4 memory, as well as 64 PCI Express 3.0 lanes!

ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI already have motherboards built around the AMD X399 chipset. Everything is set for the Threadripper’s epic battle against the newly-announced Intel X-Series processors!

Next Page > Specifications, Prices & Availability, The Threadripper Up Close & Delidded, Earlier Leaks

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Specifications, Prices & Availability

On 13 July 2017, AMD revealed announced the Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) and 1920X (Lowest Price) models. A week later, they announced the 8-core Threadripper 1900X (Lowest Price) model. Here are their specifications :

Specifications Ryzen Threadripper
1950X
Ryzen Threadripper
1920X
Ryzen Threadripper
1900X
Cores / Threads 16 / 32 12 / 24 8 / 16
Core Clock Speed 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Boost Clock Speed 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz
XFR Support Yes Yes Yes
L2 Cache Size 8 MB 6 MB 4 MB
L3 Cache Size 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB
Maximum Memory 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
Max. TDP 180 W 180 W 180 W
Launch Price US$ 999 US$ 799 US$ 549
Availability 10 August 2017 10 August 2017 1 September 2017

Both the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) and 1920X (Lowest Price) processors are available for pre-order starting 30 July 2017, with delivery and general market availability on 10 August 2017.

AMD originally stated that the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X (Lowest Price) would be available on 31 August 2017, but they later shifted it one day later to 1 September 2017.

Here are the prices for South East Asia, with their estimated value in USD.

Countries Tax AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
United States Not inclusive USD 999 USD 799
Indonesia 10% VAT Rp 14,790,000
~USD 1,111
Rp 11,749,000
~USD 882
Malaysia 6% GST RM 4,799
~USD 1,120
RM 3,899
~USD 938
Philippines 12% VAT PHP 59,700
~USD 1,179
PHP 47,500
~USD 1,179
Singapore 7% GST SGD 1,589
~USD 1,166
SGD 1,279
~USD 938
Thailand 7% VAT ฿ 49,900
~USD 1,216
฿ 33,900
~USD 1,008
Vietnam 10% VAT 29,000,000 ₫
~USD 1,272
23,100,000 ₫
~USD 1,013

For your convenience, here are some Amazon purchase links :

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor only – $999
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X processor only – $799
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor only – $549
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X + GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7$1389
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X + Corsair H115i Liquid Cooler – $1124
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X + GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7$1189
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X + Corsair H115i Liquid Cooler – $924

For the AMD X399 motherboard options, please take a look at Introducing The First AMD X399 Threadripper Motherboards!

 

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Up Close

After the AMD Computex 2017 press conference, we had the opportunity to mingle with both Dr. Lisa Su and Jim Anderson. We also had the opportunity to take our first ever close-up look at the AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen Mobile CPUs. Check them out!

As you can see, this is a MASSIVE processor, with 4094 pins. It makes the AMD Ryzen Mobile APU look absolutely diminutive!

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Delidded

German overclocked der8auer delidded a Threadripper processor with AMD’s permission recently, revealing many interesting facts.

  • It has four Zeppelin dies with 32 cores, but only two dies (16 cores) are functional.
  • It is functionally the AMD EPYC server processor with half the dies disabled.
  • The dies are soldered to a gold-plated heat spreader using indium solder.

Get the full nitty-gritty details in The Secrets of the Delidded Threadripper CPU Revealed!

 

Earlier Threadripper Leaks

These were the leaked information we posted earlier :

  • Although rumoured to be branded as the AMD Ryzen 9 processor (to directly compete against the newly-announced Intel Core i9 processors), AMD will be using the Ryzen Threadripper name instead. We can’t blame them – Threadripper is certainly a better and more memorable name than Ryzen 9![adrotate banner=”4″] -> Correct! AMD has announced that it will be called AMD Ryzen Threadripper!
  • AMD will launch two Threadripper processors on 27 July 2017. -> Correct!
  • The top-of-the-line processor will have 16 cores, capable of handling 32 simultaneous threads-> Correct! It is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X!
  • There will also be a 12-core processor, capable of handling 24 simultaneous threads. -> Correct! It is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X!
  • There will eventually be 14-core and 10-core versions as well.
  • All AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors will support quad DDR4 memory channels and 64 PCI Express lanes. -> Correct!
  • They are rumoured to use a solder thermal interface material (TIM), which would make deliding of the processor by enthusiasts difficult, if not impossible.  -> Correct!

Next Page > The Box, Multithreaded & Gaming Performance, Threadripper Game Mode

 

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Box

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper comes in an awesome box. Check it out!

 

Multithreaded CPU Performance

AMD shared these multithreaded performance results for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) and 1920X (Lowest Price) processors, compared to the Intel Core i9-7900X.

Here is a summary of the results, using the Intel Core i9-7900X as the baseline (100%)  :

Benchmark Intel Core i9-7900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
POV-Ray 3.7 100% + 6.1% + 30.8%
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 100% – 4.9% + 16.7%
HandBrake 1.0.7 100% + 5.1% + 21.0%
7-Zip 16.0.2 100% + 3.5% + 26.9%
VeraCrypt 1.2.1 100% + 18.6% + 55.1%
Corona Photorealism 1.3 100% + 1.1% + 26.8%
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1440p Gaming Performance

And here are 1440p gaming performance results on the two AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, using the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Here is a quick comparison of the results, using the Threadripper 1920X (Lowest Price) as the baseline (100%)  :

Benchmark AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Rise of the Tomb Raider 100% + 0.7%
Ashes of the Singularity 100% + 5.3%
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 100% + 2.9%
Battlefield 1 100% + 1.7%
Hitman 100% + 19.2%

 

The Threadripper Game Mode

Games are mostly optimised for quad-core processors… and rarely make use of octa-core processors. In fact, having even more cores can result in poorer performance due to poor thread scheduling. In some cases, the game may not even run at all.

To avoid those problems, AMD developer the Threadripper Game Mode. You can switch from the default “Creator Mode” to the “Game Mode” in the AMD Ryzen Master utility. Switching to Game Mode changes the Threadripper processor in two ways :

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  • It temporarily disables half the CPU cores, turning the Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) into an 8C 16T processor like the AMD Ryzen 1800X, and the Threadripper 1920X (Lowest Price) into an 6C 12T processor like the AMD Ryzen 1600X.
  • It tells the operating system to use a Local Mode (NUMA) memory, which keeps the game and its memory footprint inside one CPU die and the locally-connected DRAM memory. This minimises several key latency points in the system, which will improve gaming performance.

Once you are done playing your game, you can switch back to Creator Mode to make full use of all of the Threadripper’s cores.

Let’s take a look at the performance difference between the Creator Mode and the Game Mode.

As you can see, the Game Mode improves the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X’s gaming performance by 10% to 38%. It’s likely that disabling half the cores also allow the Threadripper to clock them higher, as there is now a much higher thermal headroom.

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Jensen Huang Reveals NVIDIA Isaac, Max-Q, Volta, HGX & More!

The first major event at Computex Taipei 2017 was the Powering The AI Revolution keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. Although the keynote was heavy on artificial intelligence technologies like NVIDIA Isaac and NVIDIA Volta, Jensen also announced other technologies like GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design.

 

NVIDIA Isaac, Max-Q, Volta, HGX & More!

In this 90 minute long keynote, Jensen reveals the future of artificial intelligence and robotics. In that vision, the GPU is taking over from the CPU in delivering the petaflops of computing power required to deliver artificial intelligence.

 

He also reveals the new NVIDIA technologies that will power the next-generation AI applications – the new NVIDIA Tesla V100, which is the largest GPU ever made, and the NVIDIA HGX server that hosts eight of these GPUs to deliver almost 1 petaflops of compute performance in a single chassis!

Jensen also shows how the NVIDIA Isaac Initiative allows robots to self-learn in a virtual environment, using nothing more than the NVIDIA Jetson 2 module. Watch how AI on the edge delivers smarter intelligence with minimal work.

Whether you are a scientist in these fields, or just geeks like us, you will enjoy listening to his views and NVIDIA’s endeavours in those technologies.

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Our Blow-by-Blow Account Of The Keynote

First stop of the day – the NVIDIA AI Forum keynote. Jensen Huang is upstairs polishing his keynote while the crowd grows downstairs.

With the Japanese contingent waiting to storm up the escalator to the 3rd floor hall.

Everyone’s green as an ogre…

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The NVIDIA AI Forum Keynote Begins!

NVIDIA Jensen Huang arrives for his eagerly awaited keynote on AI and related NVIDIA technologies.

Jensen Huang announces Project Holodeck! It’s basically virtual reality for engineers.

 

GeForce GTX With Max-Q Design

Jensen Huang shows off a notebook using the new GeForce GTX with Max Q design.

 

The NVIDIA Tesla V100 (NVIDIA Volta)

Jensen Huang introduces Volta – the new Tesla V100 accelerator. That’s 120 TFLOPS of compute performance courtesy of 5,120 CUDA cores.

And this is the NVIDIA HGX server with EIGHT NVIDIA Tesla V100 accelerators producing 960 TFLOPS!

Jensen Huang showing off the new Tesla V100 accelerator module. It is the largest GPU ever built!

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The NVIDIA GPU Cloud

The NVIDIA GPU Cloud is revealed!

 

The NVIDIA Isaac Initiative

NVIDIA also introduced their robotics platform – the Isaac Initiative, named after Isaac Asimov.

The NVIDIA Isaac Initiative will be built around NVIDIA Jetson 2 and the Isaac Robot Simulator, which allows the robots to train themselves in a virtual world.

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The Computex Taipei 2017 Live Coverage (Day 4)

This is the fourth and last day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex Taipei 2017. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. Computex Taipei 2017 runs for five full days, and we will be here until June 2!

 

The Western Digital & SanDisk Showcase

For the first time, Western Digital has a presence in Computex. Well, they basically joined SanDisk (their subsidiary) at their regular showcase in the Grand Hyatt Taipei.

Oh my! Managed to catch up with Mimi, Jolin and Jared of Western Digital!

What we are holding are the new WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra SSDs built using the 64-layer 3D NAND flash memory.

That’s 2 TB of flash storage with a 500 TB write endurance in our hands!

 

The Acer Computex 2017 Showcase

From my visit to the Acer booth – the Acer Predator Groton 700. It boasts the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX with Max-Q design.

The ASUS Booth Again

We made sure to drop by the ASUS booth again to check out the new ROG Strix GL702ZC. What’s so special? It boasts an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor!

And the latest AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU, of course!

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Goodbye, Taipei

This year, we had to cut short our Computex coverage. But we still have many pictures, videos and articles to share with you shortly. But for now, goodbye, Taipei. We will see you next year for Computex 2018!

Bye bye rainy Taipei… See you next year!

 

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How ECS Showgirls Attract An Audience At Computex 2017

Showgirls and models have always been used at trade shows to attract attention. Watch how ECS showgirls at Computex 2017 attract an audience and “educate them” on the exciting new features in the latest ECS products.

 

The ECS Showgirls At Computex 2017

You may have heard stories about these showgirls at Computex 2017. Some people think they are too gaudy for the industry. Others think they are spicing up a “boring” industry. Watch the ECS showgirls in action at Computex 2017, and let us know what you think! 😀

 

Trade Show Girls

Computex is nowhere as large as CES, but it is still the largest tech trade show in Asia. It boasts hundreds of exhibitors spread over 6 massive halls and private suites in the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei 101 and elsewhere.

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Every Computex, exhibitors have to come up with ways to attract potential customers and the press to navigate through the oft-confusing maze of competitors to visit their booths. Some offer goodie bags and free food and drinks, while others rely on pretty models. A select few will splurge on showgirls who bring in the crowd with dance and freebies.

Computer component manufacturers are more likely to use pretty models and showgirls, because frankly, they have it harder than most. Unlike smartphones and tablets that are easily understood by consumers, computer components are not sexy or even easily understood.

These models and showgirls are highly effective in drawing eyeballs. But whether those eyeballs translate into actual sales and press coverage is up to debate.

Do you find such shows interesting or off-putting? Let us know!

 

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The Computex Taipei 2017 Live Coverage (Day 3)

This is the third day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex Taipei 2017. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. Computex Taipei 2017 runs for five full days, and we will be here until June 2!

This article will be updated live with pictures and details as and when they come in. Videos will be inserted at the end of every night, as they take time to process and upload.

 

Day 3 Schedule

The first day of Computex 2017 is the busiest day of the event. We are scheduled for back-to-back major events from morning until evening!

9:30 AM – 11 AM : GIGABYTE & AORUS Showcases

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM : NVIDIA, ZOTAC, MSI Booths… and more?

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The GIGABYTE Showcase

GIGABYTE always hosts their showcase on the 36th floor of Taipei 101.

View from the 36th floor of Taipei 101.

The new GIGABYTE notebooks are really impressive.

This is the GIGABYTE P56XT. It not only comes with the GeForce GTX 1070, it supports two SSDs and two HDDs! ?

This is the GIGABYTE SabrePro 15. It comes with the GeForce GTX 1060, and supports two SSDs and one HDDs!

Next Page > The AORUS Showcase

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The AORUS Showcase

The current slew of AORUS graphics cards, including the latest GTX 1080 Ti and RX 580. There is also an Intel X299 motherboard.

Unlike other external graphics card solutions, the AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box comes with a GeForce GTX 1070 built-in.

AORUS also introduced K7 gaming keyboard and M3 gaming mouse.

But for a truly immersive (in water!!!) experience, there can only be the new AORUS K9 keyboard!

AORUS also introduced 3 new gaming notebooks – the AORUS X5 MD, the AORUS X7 DT v7 and the AORUS X9.

 

Next Page > The ZOTAC Booth

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The ZOTAC Booth

ZOTAC showed off their VR GO backpack.

Introducing the ZOTAC P1225 – the world’s smallest mini PC.

Would you like a go?

This is the ZOTAC EK7 / EK5 Gaming mini PC. Powered by a GeForce GTX 1070 or 1060, it is VR certified.

This is the ZOTAC Mek gaming system. Coming in Q4 2017!

This is the ZOTAC External Graphics Dock. It has a 400 W power supply and supports Thunderbolt 3.

This is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm designed for water cooling.

If the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm is too large, here is the mini version.

Here is another small card – the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini.

 

Next Page > The MSI Booth

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The MSI Booth

MSI has a massive booth with 3 main sections. Emily Lai here took Jeffrey Jasmi and me around the components section.

This is the top of the range MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC motherboard. Capable of reaching 5400 MHz on water-cooled DDR4 memory.

This is the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK motherboard. ACK means it has Wireless-AC capability and a Killer LAN port.

The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard supports Mystic Light and 3D printed add-ons. It also comes with replaceable shield and heatsink covers.

The MSI X299 Tomahawk motherboard features an M.2 heatsink.

Finally the MSI X299 SLI Plus motherboard offers a basic X299 solution with some bling in the form of waterfall LED lights.

For AMD Ryzen fans, MSI is now offering the MSI X370 Gaming M7, which boasts dual M.2 heatsink.

Would you like to buy an MSI motherboard?

For those who want to play 4K games, here is the new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z graphics card.

And this is the world’s first graphics card with a USB Type C output – the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming Type C.

On the system side, MSI showed off their new Infinite A gaming desktop.

MSI also offers a new 27″ curved display – the Optix G27C to pair with the Infinite A gaming desktop.

Finally, the MSI Trident 3 series of compact gaming desktops.

MSI also demoed three new gaming notebooks – the MSI GT75VR Titan SLI, the MSI GS63VR Stealth, and the MSI GE63VR Raider.

 

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The Dell Computex 2017 Product Launch Coverage

The third major event at Computex Taipei 2017 was the Dell Computex 2017 product launch event. This year, Dell restricted themselves to only three new models, with a twist – they are all powered by an AMD processor!

So it was no surprise when AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su came to lend her support for the new AMD-powered Dell computers. Check out what Dell has in store for the second half of 2017!

 

The Dell Computex 2017 Product Launch

That Dell would adopt the much-vaunted AMD Ryzen 7 processor is no surprise. Using it to power the new Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop is only natural. What is surprising though is their decision to also use it to power the new Dell Inspiron 27 7000 AIO system!

Could you have imagined that an AIO system would not only boast an 8-core processor, but also a powerful AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics card? That is an impressive engineering feat by both Dell and AMD engineers who worked together to create it.

If you are on a budget, Dell offers the Dell Inspiron 24 5000 AIO system. It too boasts a powerful AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics card. We are perplexed though by Dell’s decision to go with the older 7th Generation AMD A-Series APU, instead of the new AMD Ryzen 5 processor.

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Our Earlier Posts On The Dell Computex 2017 Product Launch

At the Dell Computex 2017 press conference, Ray Mak showed off the first and only AIO powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 processor – the Dell Inspiron 27 7000.

Ray also showed off a smaller AMD A10-powered AIO model – the Dell Inspiron 24 5000.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su even came up to talk about their partnership with Dell.

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The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference Revealed!

The most important event on Day 2 of Computex Taipei 2017 was the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference. It was headlined by AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su, and Jim Anderson, SVP and GM of the AMD Computing and Graphics division.

The hour-long press conference was, as usual, packed with information and teasers. Check out what went on during the AMD Computex 2017 press conference!

 

The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

The atmosphere in the room was definitely more electric this year. At Computex 2016, AMD Zen (now Ryzen) and Vega may have appeared to be pipe dreams. But at this press conference, no one doubts that AMD will deliver what they promised, and then some. It was now a matter of when, not if.

The upcoming AMD Threadripper with its 16 cores is obviously targeted at the Intel X-Series processors that were just announced yesterday. Even its chipset, the X399, seemed to be intentionally named to “beat” the Intel X299 chipset.

Meanwhile, the announcement of the AMD Ryzen Mobile processors finally injects some excitement into the mobile computing market. Not just because it will offer performance closer to that of the Intel Core processors, but also because it will be the first Ryzen APU that will feature an on-die AMD Vega GPU!

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Our Blow-by-Blow Account Of The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

This morning’s major event is the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

We Asians are always trying to get the front seats… with everyone else!

The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference is about to begin!

Spencer Pan, President of AMD Greater China : 2017 is AMD’s 30th year in Taiwan.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su kicks off the AMD Computex 2017 press conference.

Next Page > AMD EPYC, Radeon Instinct & Ryzen Mobile

 

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On AMD EPYC

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su introduces AMD.

The AMD EPYC processor will deliver leadership in the 2 socket market with 45% more cores, 122% more memory bandwidth and 60% more I/O.

Here are some benchmarks of the AMD EPYC processor in 1 socket and 2 socket configurations.

AMD will launch the EPYC processor on 20 June 2017.

There you are – the AMD EPYC processor!

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AMD Radeon Instinct vs. NVIDIA Tesla P100

AMD also showed off the performance of the Vega-based Radeon Instinct against the NVIDIA Tesla P100.

 

On AMD Ryzen Mobile

Jim Anderson announces the availability of AMD Ryzen Mobile CPU.

Introducing the AMD Ryzen Mobile processor!

The AMD Ryzen Mobile processor will be the first Ryzen APU with an on-die AMD Vega GPU!

That small chip is the new AMD Ryzen Mobile processor!

Next Page > Oculus, Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Vega, Post-Event

 

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Oculus Approves AMD Ryzen

AMD also announced that all DESKTOP Ryzen CPUs are Oculus-approved.

 

On AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Read more about AMD Ryzen Threadripper here!

Announcing the AMD Ryzen Threadripper. AMD has officially the coolest names for their CPUs in 2017!

AMD Threadripper – 16 cores, 32 threads and 64 PCIe lanes with quad memory channels.

Ain’t she a beauty? The AMD Threadripper.

That’s as close as you’re going to get to a launch date for AMD Threadripper at this point.

Read more about AMD Ryzen Threadripper here!

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On AMD Vega

The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will launch on 27 June 2017. That’s as close as you’re going to get to a launch date for AMD Vega at this point.

Gamers will have to wait for SIGGRAPH 2017 in July. That’s when AMD will launch Radeon RX Vega!

 

Post-Event Pictures

With Dr. Lisa Su after the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference.

With Jim Anderson and the Ryzen Threadripper after the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference.

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The Intel Compute Card, X-Series & Core i9 CPUs & More @ Computex 2017

The second major event at Computex Taipei 2017 was the Intel Computex 2017 keynote. Ostensibly it was about IOT, but Gregory Bryant, delivered far more than that in his keynote presentation. It was a smorgasbord of new Intel products from the Intel Compute Card to the new Intel X-Series and Intel Core i9 processors.

 

The Intel Compute Card, X-Series & Core i9 CPUs & More!

For almost an hour, Gregory Bryant, VP & GM of the Intel Client Computing Group, paraded the latest products from Intel. He started with new server products like the Intel Xeon Platinum processors and low-power SSDs, before demonstrating the power of an IOT-enabled City Kiosk prototype.

Then he showed off the Intel Compute Card, that Intel believes will drive the future of modular computing. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih even came on stage to show off their secret ASUS Kukuna prototype which boasts the Intel LTE “Always Connected” technology. There was also a demo of the Intel Optane Memory.

Finally, Gregory announced the Intel X-Series processors, as well as the Intel Core i9 processors. He also revealed that the upcoming 8th Generation Intel Core processors will deliver more than 30% better performance than the 7th Generation Intel Core processors.

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Our Earlier Coverage On The Keynote

Gregory Bryant from Intel announces the Intel Xeon Platinum family of scalable server processors.

Intel also announced the Low Power Series of their 2nd Gen 3D NAND SSD drives.

Introducing the Intel Compute Card!

The Intel Compute Card is a modular computer that will fit into a variety of devices. You can pull it out of one device and slot it into another.

ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih shows off their secret project Kukuna.

Intel also showed off their new Optane technology.

Intel officially announces the Intel Core-X Series Processor Family with up to 18 cores per CPU!

Intel also announced the Intel Core i9 processors, with X-Series and Extreme editions.

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The Computex Taipei 2017 Live Coverage (Day 1)

Team ARP is on the ground at Taipei to cover Computex Taipei 2017 LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page and this article. Computex Taipei 2017 begins today, May 30, 2017 and will run for five full days. So join us for our live coverage every day, until June 2!

This article will be updated live with pictures and details as and when they come in. Videos will be inserted at the end of every night, as they take time to process and upload.

 

Day 1 Schedule

The first day of Computex 2017 is the busiest day of the event. We are scheduled for back-to-back major events from morning until evening!

11:30 AM – 1 PM : NVIDIA AI Keynote by NVIDIA CEO,  Jensen Huang

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : Intel Keynote by Gregory Bryant, VP & GM of the Intel Client Computing Group

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM : Dell Computex 2017 Press Conference

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM : NVIDIA Computex 2017 Press Conference

 

Computex Taipei 2017 Kicks Off!

Finally… after a damn long delay on take off, and a missed approach on landing, I’m finally on Taiwanese soil! ?

The ticket into Computex 2017…

The entire first day will be spent in the Taipei 101 half of Computex Taipei 2017.

This year, Taipei is not as hot as last year’s inferno of a weather. Phew!

Next Page > NVIDIA AI Keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

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NVIDIA AI Keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

First stop of the day – the NVIDIA AI Forum keynote. Jensen Huang is upstairs polishing his keynote while the crowd grows downstairs.

With the Japanese contingent waiting to storm up the escalator to the 3rd floor hall.

Everyone’s green as an ogre…

NVIDIA Jensen Huang arrives for his eagerly awaited keynote on AI and related NVIDIA technologies.

Jensen Huang announces Project Holodeck!

Jensen Huang shows off a notebook using the new GeForce GTX with Max Q design.

Jensen Huang introduces Volta – the new Tesla V100 accelerator. That’s 120 TFLOPS of compute performance courtesy of 5,120 CUDA cores.

And this is the NVIDIA HGX server with EIGHT NVIDIA Tesla V100 accelerators producing 960 TFLOPS!

Jensen Huang showing off the new Tesla V100 accelerator module. It is the largest GPU ever built!

The NVIDIA GPU Cloud is revealed!

NVIDIA also introduced their robotics platform – the Isaac Initiative, named after Isaac Asimov.

The Isaac Initiative will be built around NVIDIA Jetson 2 and the Isaac Robot Simulator, which allows the robots to train themselves in a virtual world.

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

Next Page > Intel Keynote by Gregory Bryant

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Intel Keynote by Gregory Bryant

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

Gregory Bryant from Intel announces the Intel Xeon Platinum family of scalable server processors.

Intel also announced the Low Power Series of their 2nd Gen 3D NAND SSD drives.

Introducing the Intel Compute Card!

The Intel Compute Card is a modular computer that will fit into a variety of devices. You can pull it out of one device and slot it into another.

ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih shows off their secret project Kukuna.

Intel also showed off their new Optane technology.

Intel officially announces the Intel Core-X Series Processor Family with up to 18 cores per CPU!

Intel also announced the Intel Core i9 processors, with X-Series and Extreme editions.

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

Next Page > Dell Computex 2017 Press Conference

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Dell Computex 2017 Press Conference

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

At the Dell Computex 2017 press conference, Ray Mak showed off the first and only AOI powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 processor – the Dell Inspiron 27 7000.

Ray also showed off a smaller AMD A10-powered AIO model – the Dell Inspiron 24 5000.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su even came up to talk about their partnership with Dell.

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

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NVIDIA Computex 2017 Press Conference

At the NVIDIA pre-briefing showcase, they showed off the NVIDIA DGX Station.

NVIDIA also demoed the new NVIDIA GPU Cloud.

They also showed off a closer demo of the Isaac training simulation for robots.

After the briefing on NVIDIA GeForce GTX with Max-Q, NVIDIA showed off their upcoming G-Sync HDR monitor.

From the NVIDIA Max-Q tech briefing – it’s about peak EFFICIENCY, not maximum performance.

NVIDIA WhisperMode is also about efficiency, but will be available by end of June for all GeForce 10 series graphics cards.

Here are the first 3 notebooks to debut with the NVIDIA Max-Q technology.

Next > The Computex 2017 Live Coverage (Day 2)

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Elitegroup To Showcase LIVA Z mini PCs @ Computex 2017

May 4th, 2017 TAIPEI, TAIWAN – ECS is glad to introduce a new generation of LIVA Z family, which can provide a series of all-round more diversified choice for mini PC enthusiasts. A new generation of LIVA Z family series products will appear at Booth: L0318, TWTC NangGang Exhibition Hall, Upper Level Exhibition Hall Plan(4F) from May 30 to June 3.

 

LIVA Z : Silent and multi-functional

The brand new LIVA Z mini PC can meet all of your home computing demand. Equipped with the latest 14 nanometer Intel Apollo Lake quad-core processor, it owns rich I/O connection ability and 4K/UHD ultra HD display support and is the perfect choice of the home entertainment center.

LIVA Z passes through the built-in digital microphone, and support Windows10. With the perfect combination of hardware and software, it can have remote control of Windows 10 Cortana voice secretary and enjoy efficient and convenient performance no matter in work or entertainment.

It is undoubtedly the most ideal solution in home entertainment center. In addition, it is characterized by quietness and energy-conservation, so that you can enjoy music and movies without interference of noise while running your computer.

 

LIVA ZE :Dual storage design with (RS 232) communications port

LIVA Z family series product LIVA ZE mini PC modular dual storage design supports the M.2 interface SSD and 2.5 inch HDD hard disk, which allows consumers to choose SSD with quick access and support large capacity 2.5 inch hard disk storage. In particular, the LIVA ZE is built with 4 Com Port configurations with external industrial applications that provide users with better access to data and connection options for space, productivity and industrial use.

 

LIVA Z Plus :With Intel Kaby Lake SoC and blazing-fast DDR4 RAM

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In the 2017 CES exhibition, ECS will display LIVA Z plus mini PC Live Demo, equipped with brand new Intel the seventh generation of Intel Core processor with two built-in DDR4 SO-DIMM slots. The single slot can support 8GB capacity at most and support 16GB DDR4 RAM maximum. At the same time, it can support Intel dual -channel technology.

The performance of the latest Intel Kaby Lake processor is about 11% higher than the previous generation. At the same time, data transmission speed by DDR4 RAM is twice faster than DDR3 RAM. Compared to the previous generation of Skylake display core, in CES field, ECS will display LIVA Z Plus equipped with Kaby Lake and its graphics performance has about 20% efficiency improvement.

Meanwhile, with 4K video in HEVC 10-bit and VP9 format, it can present smooth 4K UHD visual effect and fluent game screen, and can be applied in a variety of usage situations, thus making LIVA Z Plus minicomputer become the best and first choice both for work computing and home entertainment center.

 

Elitegroup at COMPUTEX 2017

Time: May 30-June.3

Booth: L0318, TWTC NangGang Exhibition Hall, Upper Level Exhibition Hall Plan(4F)

 

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