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CES 2023: AMD chips to unleash full potential of AI

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AMD continues to redefine the possibilities of high-performance computing as the company unveiled new mobile CPUs and GPUs, including the first x86 PC CPU with a dedicated AI engine. At CES 2023, AMD also unveiled new 3D stacked desktop processors with leadership gaming performance and previewed leadership AI inference accelerator and data center APU.

As the keynote speaker at CES 2023, Dr. Lisa Su, AMD Chair and CEO detailed the significant role high-performance and adaptive computing plays in creating solutions to the world’s most important challenges. With supply chain concerns still a problem, Dr. Su pointed out that semiconductors actually play a very important role in everything that happens today.

“It’s an incredible time to be in the semiconductor industry. There has been an incredible surge in demand that has stressed the supply chain. But one thing is true. The pandemic made it clear that semiconductors are absolutely essential to everything that we do. Virtually, every product, service, and experience in our lives are powered by semiconductors. Whether it’s cloud services, or how we work, game, and connect, chips have become a critical enabler of everything in our modern life. At AMD, we’re all about pushing the envelope in high performance and adaptive computing and using technology to create solutions to the world’s most important challenges,” said Dr. Su.

Highlighting the need to realize the full potential of AI, Dr. Su unveiled new mobile and desktop processors to serve every type of user, from casual gamers and content creators to professionals and hybrid workers, along with new graphics solutions to bring the power of high-performance gaming to mobile. The new AMD Ryzen 7040 Series Mobile processors, feature the fastest PC processor graphics in the world with up to eight “Zen 4” cores and AMD RDNA 3 graphics. As part of the new Ryzen 7040 Series Mobile processors, AMD also unveiled Ryzen AI Technology – the first dedicated artificial intelligence hardware in an x86 processor.

There is also Ryzen AI, the first dedicated artificial intelligence hardware in an x86 processor, available on select models, bringing AMD XDNA adaptive AI architecture to laptop computing delivering more performance for real-time AI experiences. Ryzen processors with Ryzen AI outperform the Apple M2 CPU by up to 20% while being up to 50% more energy efficient. This performance and efficiency ultimately add up to richer, real-time user experiences in video collaboration, content creation, productivity, gaming, and protection.

“AMD is consistently pushing the envelope on innovation in the PC industry, bringing unmatched performance and efficiency to PC desktop and laptops users. This year, we are offering more options than ever before across desktop and mobile to create the perfect experience for each user. With the new Ryzen AI technology built into our Ryzen 7040 Series Mobile processors, we will bring not only leadership performance and power efficiency but also the power of artificial intelligence to laptop devices, ushering in a future with powerful new capabilities that only true AI hardware can provide and opening the door to a new world of experiences,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client, AMD.

Also unveiled is the AMD Ryzen 7045HX Series Processors for Mobile. Powered by up to 16 powerful “Zen 4” cores and 32 threads, the Ryzen 7045HX mobile processors are built on advanced 5nm process technology. The AMD Ryzen 7000X3D Series processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology, are the fastest gaming processors in the world. AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series Graphics for Laptops based on the AMD RDNA 3 architecture offering ​exceptional energy efficiency and performance to power 1080p gaming at ultra-settings and advanced content creation applications on next-generation premium laptops.

Dr Lisa Su delivering her keynote address at CES 2023. (Source – AMD)

When it comes to advancing AI, Dr. Su shared the company’s latest advances to enable pervasive AI, including previewing new products to broaden its AI product portfolio from edge to cloud. This includes the AMD Alveo V70 AI Accelerator with industry-leading performance and energy efficiency for multiple AI inference workloads as well as the world’s first integrated data center CPU and GPU, the AMD Instinct MI300. Designed for leadership HPC and AI performance, MI300 accelerators leverage a groundbreaking 3D chiplet design combining AMD CDNA 3 GPU architecture, “Zen 4” CPU cores, and HBM memory chiplets.

For healthcare, AMD adaptable computing and AI technology powers the world’s most important medical solutions, enabling faster diagnoses and drug discoveries and better patient care. At CES, AMD announced the AMD Vitis Medical Imaging libraries to bring premium medical imaging products to market faster by reducing development times. These software libraries accelerate premium medical imaging on AMD Versal SoC devices with AI Engines to deliver healthcare providers and their patients high-quality, low-latency imaging.

In aerospace, AMD adaptive computing solutions will help satellites and spacecraft compute data and leverage pervasive AI to derive insights. During the keynote, Dr. Su shared how AMD FPGAs and adaptive SoCs are helping to shape the future of space exploration, powering recent space missions from Mars Curiosity and Perseverance to the recently launched Artemis moon mission.