AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will take the stage to deliver her second CES keynote today, and you can watch the action unfold here, live, in the embedded video below. The keynote begins at 11am ET / 8am PT, and be sure to check for our deep dive coverage following the event.
AMD has taken the world by storm, upsetting Intel on the CPU side for the first time in 15 years and giving Nvidia a stiff challenge in GPUs. We expect the company to build on that momentum with its CES 2021 announcements, perhaps with the rumored announcement of the next-gen Cezanne Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors.
AMD's official press release about the keynote doesn't give us any clue what the company will unveil, but Zen 3-powered Threadripper and new mid-range Radeon RX 6700 series graphics cards are among the potential contenders.
We've also seen new DIY-focused motherboards emerge for the Threadripper Pro series that we recently took for a spin, so there's a possibility that we could learn more about those processors at the show, too. Anything's possible, pull up a seat!
I missed this presentation when it first aired, but it sounds like I didn't miss much. I was hoping they might make some mention of additional 5000-series processors at more competitive price points at their CES keynote, though it looks like those probably won't be coming until around Intel's Rocket Lake launch in a few months. Not that it's a particularly good time to build a system right now anyway, seeing as graphics cards are hard to find and generally only available at around double their MSRPs. It will probably be longer than that before graphics card pricing gets back to normal.