Items tagged with Dr. Lisa Su

Like a basketball player that has suddenly caught fire and can't miss a shot, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) finds itself in a zone, the result of hard work and capable leadership guiding the company's success. Part of what's interesting about this is it was not always a given AMD would get to this point. It has, though, and looking ahead, AMD is confident about where it is going, too. This might be lost on some investors. Coming off its most successful quarter (in terms of revenue) since 2005, AMD's share price actually declined a tick. Such is the wild world of investing. A look back over time, however, paints a different picture. You don't even have too look back far—at the end of September,... Read more...
The first batch of Navi cards are solid efforts by AMD—both the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 do a good job of competing with comparatively priced graphics cards from NVIDIA. That said, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is still the king of the hill. AMD does not have a card to compete with that beast, but company CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed that high-end Navi cards are coming. We already had more than an inkling of that, of course—it is widely expected that a separate round of Navi cards will bolster performance and introduce ray tracing support. The latter has already been confirmed by Sony, with regards to the custom Navi GPU that will be inside its PlayStation 5 next year, and the... Read more...
More information about AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition processor is finding its way online ahead of its anticipated release next week. If the latest leaked images are any indication, part of what will make the Anniversary Edition SKU unique from the regular Ryzen 7 2700X is AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su's laser engraved signature. Here's a look at a press render of the retail packaging with the CPU alongside it... Source: Connection.com via Videocardz PC Connection, an IT solutions company headquartered in New Hampshire, appears to have jumped the gun by listing the unreleased SKU early. The product page has been taken offline (undoubtedly either at the behest of AMD, or voluntarily... Read more...
All things considered, the Consumer Electronics Show that wrapped up last week was pretty wild, comparatively speaking. AMD rolled out its 7nm Radeon VII for gamers, NVIDIA announced it was embracing FreeSync, and Intel showed off its 10nm Ice Lake platform. All good stuff, but one of the more interesting tidbits is a rumor that emerged involving Intel and AMD. The two chip makers are obviously rivals, and once Intel releases its first modern discrete GPU in 2020, competition between the two companies will kick up a notch. What could make things even more interesting, though, is if Intel somehow manages to acquire AMD by then. Wait, what!? EETimes says it heard from numerous C-level executives... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up just a few days ago, and while some years it is relatively tame in the tech space, the convention did not disappoint this time around. There were new product announcements, technology previews, and even a bit of back and forth between NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, For her part, Dr. Su refrained from slinging mud at the competition, though she did address NVIDIA's decision to finally embrace adaptive sync. AMD's full implementation of adaptive sync is better known as FreeSync, which is essentially the company's marketing term for that particular variable refresh rate technology, and how it's utilized within AMD's own hardware... Read more...
AMD this week launched the first consumer graphics card for gaming to feature a GPU built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, and in doing so it may have achieved performance parity with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080. That parity will likely go out the window when enabling real-time ray tracing, a feature the Radeon VII is not equipped to handle. Be that as it may, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su says a card that supports ray tracing is "deep in development." Real-time ray tracing is the standout feature of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series, which is enabled through the inclusion of dedicated RT cores. There's still a performance penalty when enabling real-time ray tracing via Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing (DXR)... Read more...
AMD is investing heavily into 7-nanometer manufacturing technology, both for its CPUs and GPUs, only one of which currently competes at the high end of the market. That would be AMD's processor family, and specifically its Ryzen, Threadripper, and Epyc chips. What about graphics? AMD has mostly focused on the mid-range and low-end sectors with several refreshes to its Polaris GPU architecture, but is not willing to concede the high-end market to NVIDIA. "We believe, we will be very competitive overall and that includes the high-end of the GPU market. Obviously there are new products out there from our competition. We will have our set of new products as well and we will be right there in the... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su pumped the brakes on an interview at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix over the weekend when a former race car driver now working as a commentator for Sky Sports asked, "Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?" While perhaps not totally out of line when approaching a random stranger at a Chinese event, what made the incident truly awkward was that this occurred at an event in which AMD was one of the sponsors. Martin Brundle, at one time a professional racer who joined the scene at the age of 12, apparently did not recognize the prominent CEO. And because this happened on live TV, there was no taking a mulligan on the faux pas. That made for a cringe-worthy exchange, with... Read more...
Surprise! AMD has a new chief and her name is Dr. Lisa Su. She replaces Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and CEO as part of a transition plan that will have him support the new boss in an advisory role. Read will remain with AMD through the end of the year, at which point Dr. Su will be flying solo. Bruce Claflin, chairman of AMD's board of directors, dispelled any notions that there might exist some animosity between AMD and Read, at least publicly. To the contrary, Claflin says that Read and the board have been working on a leadership succession plan together and felt that now was the time for Dr. Su to take over the role as president and CEO. "I am deeply honored to have this... Read more...