AMD and its two fierce silicon rivals, Intel and Nvidia, are all due to deliver CES 2022 keynotes today, mere hours apart from one another. AMD kicked it off though, with its press conference that started at 7 a.m. PT.
Similar to recent product announcements that have taken place during the global health pandemic, AMD delivered its presentation over livestream. The good news is that you can follow AMD’s announcements from the comfort — and safety — of your own home. The event started at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET) on January 4.
The keynote can be viewed on AMD’s website, and additional details can be found on the company’s dedicated Product Premiere landing page.
You can view the YouTube stream of the event, which is embedded above.
According to AMD, replays of the keynote will subsequently be available on the company’s website following the event.
AMD’s Product Premiere at CES 2022 was packed with all sorts of new products and updates, from new mobile CPUs to desktop GPUs. The company came out all-guns-blazing, taking aim at rivals Nvidia and Intel with a slate of new products.
One of the more interesting introductions was a range of Ryzen 3D VCache CPUs. These will make an appearance in the upcoming Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which AMD claims is the “world’s fastest gaming processor.” It achieves this accolade thanks to the 3D VCache, which in layman’s terms involves stacking another layer of cache on top of the existing CPU design. In practice, that could net you as much as triple the L3 cache, which should provide a noticeable improvement in gaming performance. AMD claims that will make the 5800X3D up to 36% faster than its previous gaming champ, the 5900X.
That wasn’t the only CPU action from AMD. The company also brought forth a sneak peek of the Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 range. This will support DD5 memory and PCI-Express 5, and will switch to a land grid array (LGA) format. The chips will also move to the 5nm process, down from the current 7nm process. And on the laptop side, AMD showed off a slate of Ryzen 6000 mobile chips. These can hit up to 5GHz for a 30% CPU performance increase, and boast support for DDR5 memory, Wi-Fi 6e, and much-improved integrated graphics performance.
Speaking of graphics, there was plenty here to mull over as well. AMD unveiled a new budget-friendly desktop GPU in the form of the RX 6500 XT, an entry-level card priced at $199. The target here is gamers playing at 1080p resolution, where AMD says the RX 6500 XT outperforms the rival Nvidia GTX 1650 by up to 59% in certain games. As for laptop GPUs, the 6000M series was expanded with eight new graphics cards meant to take the mobile gaming fight to Nvidia. At the top end is the RX 6850M XT, which is 7% faster than the existing 6800M, for instance. And in thin and light laptops, there is a new 6000S series of GPUs meant to give more performance without requiring a beefy portable device.
For the latest information from AMD’s announcements and all the CES 2022 coverage, be sure to follow Digital Trends’ CES hub.
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