​Computex 2017: AMD stakes its claim to the high ground


It’s already been a big year for AMD. By the time it arrived in Taiwan, the chipmaker had already released its first Ryzen processors, announced the Epyc server line, unveiled its first Vega graphics card and teased a 16-core desktop chip dubbed Threadripper.

Even with all these new products, AMD arguably doesn’t have the fastest CPU core or the fastest single GPU. But it has certainly come a long way and at its press conference the company made a solid case that the combination of its new processors and graphics–on platforms that deliver more memory bandwidth and I/O–can deliver the best overall system performance at a given price.

Despite the earlier announcements, AMD still managed to break some news at Computex. Perhaps the most…

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