AMD officially announces the Next Horizon Gaming event at E3 2019
We've been expecting AMD to announce more details about the upcoming Navi GPU series at E3 2019 and to that effect, AMD has issued a press release that it will hold a 'Next Horizon Gaming' keynote by President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su at 3 PM PT June 10 at The Novo, Los Angeles. According to AMD, this keynote will talk about "upcoming products and technologies that will power gaming from PC to console to cloud for years to come".
The press release didn't go into specifics as to what products are going to be announced, but it is not hard to guess that AMD will talk a lot about Navi and the semi-custom silicon that is being developed for the next generation of Xbox One and PlayStation consoles. In a recent shareholder's meeting, AMD said that it is on track to launch Navi during Q3 this year. While June is a bit early for Q3, we could see AMD detailing the Navi architecture during the keynote and the GPUs themselves being available over the next few months.
Therefore, Computex would be more focused on Ryzen 3000 and associated motherboards while E3 would cater to gamers, although it is still possible that some overlapping announcements may occur during both events. Whether Dr. Su would go deep into Navi's technical architecture remains to be seen as she would have to cater to primarily a gaming crowd.
For those who cannot make it live, AMD's Computex and E3 keynotes can also be streamed on the company's official YouTube and Facebook channels. In case you've been living under a rock, AMD's Computex 2019 event will kick off on May 27 at 10 AM Taipei time (May 26 7 PM PT).