AMD To Tighten Grip in AI With New Chips

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has shown its prowess in end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI). Specifically, it announced the latest architectures that will power several architectures from data centers to personal computers.

In her COMPUTEX 2024 keynote speech, AMD Chair and CEO Lisa Su underscored the increasing adoption of AI across various industries requires sophisticated high-performance computing platforms.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for AMD as the rapid and accelerating adoption of AI is driving increased demand for our high-performance computing platforms,” said Su.

AMD Chair and CEO Lisa Su has introduced the AMD Ryzen™ AI 9000 Series processors

“At Computex, we were proud to be joined by Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, Asus and other strategic partners to launch our next-generation Ryzen desktop and notebook processors, preview the leadership performance of our next-generation EPYC processors, and announce a new annual cadence for AMD Instinct AI accelerators.”

Thus, in her keynote speech, Su emphasized how its up and coming GPU, CPU, and NPU will enable and end-to-end AI infrastructure.

Powers Advanced AI Experiences

Firstly, Dr. Su introduced the AMD Ryzen™ AI 300 Series processors with the world’s most powerful Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for next-gen AI PCs. Hence, paving the the way for an AI-infused computing straight to a notebook computer in the future. Furthermore, Su also introduced the next-gen AMD Ryzen™ 9000 Series processors for desktops. These new processors add to a broad portfolio of products powering AI in the cloud, edge, client and beyond.

2. AMD Chari and CEO Lisa Su unveiled the AMD Instinct accelerator roadmap.

In addition, AMD Ryzen AI 300 Series processors are Copilot+ ready, opening new worlds of AI experiences on next-gen AI laptops. Built on the new AMD XDNA 2 architecture, this new NPU offers 50 TOPS of AI processing power. Thus, it surpasses Copilot+ AI PC requirements, with three times the AI engine performance of the second generation of AMD Ryzen AI.

Powered by new “Zen 5” architecture, these processors come equipped with up to 12 high-performance CPU cores with 24 threads.

For desktop PCs, the new AMD Ryzen 9000 Series desktop processors offer users cutting-edge computing power and reliability.

At the stage, executives from Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, and ASus joined Dr. Su. These exeuctives unveiled their respective PCs powered by the AMD Ryzen AI 300 Series and 9000 Series processors.

Expanded AMD Instinct GPU Roadmap

In addition, Dr. Su also unveiled the AMD Instinct accelerator roadmap. Essentially, the roadmap details how AMD will bring about the timing of its products to fulfill its leadership in AI and memory.

The updated roadmap starts with the new AMD Instinct MI325X accelerator, which will be available in Q4 2024.

The new AMD Instinct MI325X accelerator will bring 288GB of HBM3E memory and 6 terabytes per second of memory bandwidth. Moreover, it will use the same industry standard Universal Baseboard server design used by the AMD Instinct MI300 series

Following that, the AMD Instinct MI350 series, powered by the new AMD CDNA 4 architecture, will be available in 2025. Most importantly, this new series will bring up to 35x increase in AI inference performance compared to AMD Instinct MI300 Series with AMD CDNA 3 architecture.

“We are relentless in our pace of innovation. (We) are providing the leadership capabilities and performance the AI industry and our customers expect to drive the next evolution of data center AI training and inference,” said Dr. Su.

03 June 2024