AMD Reveals Roadmaps for CPUs and GPUs

AMD Reveals Roadmap for 5nm CPUs

AMD Reveals Roadmaps for CPUs and GPUs

At its Financial Analyst Day 2020, AMD has revealed the roadmap for its consumer & enterprise CPUs and GPUs. The CPU Roadmap is mainly focused on the enterprise since they have a longer product cycle.

In the consumer CPU category, AMD anticipates releasing the 4th gen Ryzen Zen 3 in late 2020. As you can see in the graph below, there is no mention of Zen 4 in the consumer segment. AMD expects on launching its whole consumer lineup including desktop CPUs, high-end desktop (HEDT) and notebook processors by the end of 2021.

amd ryzen zen 3 roadmap
Credits: AMD

On the enterprise side of things, AMD says that its 7nm Zen 3 EPYC Milan will hit the market in late 2020. In the meantime, the company’s 5nm Zen 4 EPYC Genoa chips are slated to come by the end of 2022.

amd epyc roadmap
Credits: AMD

If you’ve been following AMD’s CPU lineup, you might have noticed the absence of “7nm+” upon referring Zen 3 and the company now refers to it as “7nm”. As pointed out by AnandTech, this is because 7nm+ was initially used to refer to an “advanced version of 7nm”.

TSMC uses the nomenclature N7 to refer to the basic version using DUV (Deep UltraViolet lithography), N7P – second-gen of N7 using DUV and N7+, which is the EUV (Extreme UltraViolet lithography) version of N7. AMD removed the “+” from “7nm” because they didn’t want their CPUs misinterpreted to be manufactured in N7+ process.

navi2x roadmap

Coming to GPUs, AMD anticipates making its next-gen “Navi 2X” GPUs based on  AMD RDNA 2 architecture available in the market in late 2020. RDNA 2 is expected to bring a 50 percent performance-per-watt improvement over the first-generation AMD RDNA architecture. It will also support hardware-accelerated ray tracing, variable rate shading (VRS) among other features.

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