The trade fair organizer Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced the first virtual press conferences of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2021. The so-called kickoff keynote at the start of the fair will be held on January 11, 2021 by the head of the US mobile operator Verizon; On January 12, 2021, the first hardware-related stream comes from AMD’s CEO Lisa Su.
According to the CTA description, it is about “the future of research, education, work, entertainment and gaming, including a portfolio of high-performance computing and graphics solutions”. The stream starts on January 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. German time and is expected to last an hour.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, CES 2021 will take place purely virtually. AMD usually records its own streams in advance and transmits them to YouTube.
CES expectations around Ryzen and Radeon
AMD used the last CES trade fairs to announce new generations of mobile processors, last year about the Ryzen 4000U and Ryzen 4000H alias Renoir. In January the chances of getting the first details about the successor Ryzen 5000U / H alias Cezanne are good – for example, the Ryzen 7 5800U with Zen 3 architecture has already appeared in benchmark databases. Experience has shown that notebooks with the new CPUs will not appear until the middle of the year.
At the beginning of 2021, cheaper graphics cards for gamer are also expected in the form of the Radeon RX 6700 (XT), which will replace the one and a half year old Radeon RX 5700 (XT). The presentation of the server processors Epyc 7003 alias Milan with up to 64 Zen 3 cores is also still pending – AMD wants to bring the models in the first quarter of 2021.