AMD brings new capabilities in AI and computing for Microsoft customers.

During the Microsoft Ignite event, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Microsoft highlighted how AMD’s advanced range of products, including the upcoming AMD Instinct™ MI300X accelerators, AMD EPYC™ CPUs, and AMD Ryzen™ CPUs with AI engines, are powering new services and capabilities in areas such as cloud, generative AI, Confidential Computing, and Cloud Computing, as well as in creating more compact and intelligent devices.

AMD’s Impact on Artificial Intelligence
Vamsi Boppana, Senior Vice President of AI at AMD, emphasized AMD’s key role in advancing artificial intelligence across various fields, from the cloud to endpoint devices. Through its collaboration with Microsoft and a growing ecosystem of software and hardware partners, AMD is accelerating innovation in computing and expanding its software capabilities to benefit a wide range of applications.

New AI Capabilities on Azure with AMD Instinct MI300X
The new Azure ND MI300x v5 Virtual Machine (VM) series from Microsoft, optimized for AI workloads, are equipped with AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators. This makes Azure the first cloud platform to utilize these new accelerators. These VMs are part of Microsoft’s diverse infrastructure, supporting AI innovation and offering customers greater efficiency and scalability options.

Advances in Cloud Computing with AMD EPYC Processors
The 4th generation AMD EPYC processors are already being used for a new generation of VMs in Microsoft, including general-purpose and memory-intensive ones. These VMs offer up to 20% higher performance for general-purpose and memory-intensive applications, and up to double the CPU performance for compute-intensive applications compared to the previous generation of VMs with AMD EPYC processors. These new VM series will be available for public preview in the first quarter of 2024.

Azure NGads V620 Series with AMD Technology
At Ignite, AMD also unveiled the Azure NGads V620 series of VMs, which are now available. These VMs integrate various AMD technologies, such as AMD Radeon™ PRO V620 GPUs and 3rd generation AMD EPYC CPUs, and are designed for workloads requiring more GPU resources per VM. The NGads V620 series is ideal for gaming, VDI, and rendering, offering optimal experiences for multiple GPU workloads.

Artificial Intelligence for PC
AMD also highlighted the continued momentum of Ryzen AI, the first dedicated AI accelerator in an x86 processor. With over 50 systems now available with Ryzen 7000 Series processors with integrated Ryzen AI, millions of AI-powered PCs from AMD are already in the market. AMD and Microsoft have jointly enabled Windows Studio Effects on Ryzen AI PCs, and AMD continues to collaborate with software developers to bring generative AI experiences and expanding AI workloads to consumers.

Future of AMD’s AI Products
To learn more about AMD’s AI product portfolio, interested parties are invited to tune in to the AMD Advancing AI event on December 6 at 7:00 PM (CEST). This event promises to reveal more details about AMD’s initiatives in the field of artificial intelligence and its impact on modern computing.

With these announcements, AMD and Microsoft demonstrate their commitment to innovation and the advancement of technology in the world of AI and cloud computing, benefiting a wide range of users and businesses worldwide.

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