AMD CES 2021 thread.
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✅ hype video with no substance
✅ video about how AMD is helping solve the trending problem of our day
✅ technology is changing the way we live and work
✅ Interviews about all the above with clients
❌ Technical information
I wonder after a career spent in Intel's shadow, the instinct as soon as success and money comes is to be like Intel. And Intel is trying to be like Apple. Don't do it!!

Be nerdy engineers please, I'll take "boring execution", thank you very much.
CEOs from multiple PC manufacturing companies noting that the pandemic has caused people to rely on computers and the internet. Importantly, they believe that after pandemic is over, people will continue to use computers and the internet. 😂 Sorry, I can't help it.
Ok some slides. Dabbing on Tiger Lake, other slides against Intel's 10th gen, but 11th gen is coming out and that comp we will have to wait for reviewers for. More mobile systems will be available, starting in February, with the 5000 series APUs. Should be great battery life.
Ok, so actually it's the end. The 5000 series APUs were revealed, but not a lot of benchmarks, not a lot on them. Mentioned the 6000 series GPUs that were already out, the mobile versions to start being available in early summer. And a teaser of Milan.
It doesn't pay for AMD to hype their upcoming, or even current products. They can't meet demand, no reason to get people worked up for something they can't get. Plus the relevant comps are against what Intel and NVidia are just now announcing. You're just going to have to wait 😞
Nvidia $NVDA up to bat now
Here's the official AMD specs for the 5000 series mobile procesors

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TSMC $TSM projecting capital expenses of 25-28B USD in 2021. 80% allocated for advanced process tech, 3, 5, 7nm. 10% advanced packaging and mask making, 10% other. 2020 capex, originally slated at $15B, was over $17B. For context $AMD's entire revenue for 2020 estimated at $9.5B
Management sees a growing market and TSMC growing faster than the market, with a 2020-2025 CAGR of 10-15%. In 2019 capex was initially estimated at $10-11B and then revised up to $15B. They are expanding fast, and newer nodes are more capital intensive.
3nm looking good and has strong customer interest, production in 2H 2022.
All this, especially the capex, in line with suggestions Intel will be increasing their use of TSMC fabs, or else AMD making really large increases (or both), but they also project a lot of growth in phones
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Also, new mobile GPUs, Milan server CPUs, desktop APUs, and a new threadripper are due for launches. (Not saying that will happen during CES)

AMD on TSMC N7 has node parity with Intel's best and node advantage over Nvidia. AMD will especially benefit in lower power products.
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OK, $AMD financial day megathread. They are releasing their financial outlook for the next 4-5 years (!!)

I'll put my thoughts in this thread, presentation is at…
This is AMD's estimated TAM, $79 Billion. Lisa Su says this is ~2023 timeframe
Lisa Su - "Count on us to have a very strong cadence" going forward

Zen 3 & 4, RDNA 2 & 3
Also talking a lot about packaging and interconnect being a big deal for AMD.
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On this last day of 2019, grab a cocoa and let’s do some Fermi approximations to figure out how much of TSMC’s 7nm (N7 node) production AMD is using, as of Q3 2019. See for an explanation, and for an example.
In response to . Assumptions need to be reasonable, but don’t need to be exact. Let’s assume 7nm chips sold in Q4 were mostly fabbed in Q3. In Q4 AMD revenue is forecast to be $2.2 Billion USD. Let’s gather relevant info about the sources of AMDs revenue.
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