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AMD has been enjoying a good run with its Ryzen family of processors, and has garnered particular praise for its most recent Ryzen 3000 processors. In the tech industry, everyone is always looking forward to the next best thing, and in the case of AMD consumer desktop processors, that means the Ryzen 4000 family. Not to be confused with the Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 mobile processor family that officially launched last week, Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs are based on newer AMD's new Zen 3 microarchitecture. A new report coming from WCCFTech claims that we won't see these processors until October 2020. For comparison, the Ryzen 3000 desktop family launched in July 2019. This information... Read more...
AMD held its Financial Analyst Day today and the company offered up a broad overview of what we should expect in terms of roadmap technologies execution over the next few years. Some of the topics that were touched on included next-generation RDNA 2 Navi GPU architectures, completely new CDNA GPUs optimized for the data center, along with the planned roll-out of Zen 3 and Zen 4 processor families. Don't Call It "Big Navi" The tech industry has been referring to AMD's next-generation flagship discrete GPUs based on the RDNA 2 architecture as "Big Navi" for a while now. However, it appears that AMD would prefer that we not use that terminology, as it sells its next generation GPU architecture,... Read more...
Barring something unforeseen and catastrophic, Zen 3 is definitely making a debut this year. We know this because AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has indicated as much on numerous occasions, including in a recent interview in which she also promised "Big Navi" (Navi 20) would make a 2020 debut as well. If anyone requires even more proof on the matter, just direct their attention to the underlying code being added to the Linux kernel. Interestingly enough, patches to the Linux kernel have historically been great at references new hardware before they are officially launched. And more recently, updates to the Linux kernel have served up references to things like Navi 22 and Navi 23, which are two unreleased... Read more...
AMD has been making some serious inroads on Intel's market share in the lucrative server market for the past two years. It all started with the company's first-generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, with the second assault coming in 2019 with the Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors. AMD wants to keep that momentum going, so it reached deep into the heart of Intel to snatch out a top exec with a strong background in enterprise computing and engineering execution: Dan McNamara. McNamara previously served as senior vice president and general manager for Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group. Before that, he was the senior vice president of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group.... Read more...
We learned earlier this week that AMD is gearing up to launch new 500 Series chipsets -- A520 and B550 -- to help lower the cost of entry for desktop systems running Ryzen 3000 processors. These chipsets are reportedly being produced by long-time AMD partner ASMedia Technology. The latest news concerning AMD chipsets hails from DigiTimes, which claims that AMD's 600 series chipsets will also be produced (at least in part) by ASMedia, and will be available during the back half of 2020. This would push the launch of AMD's Ryzen 4000 series desktop processors further into the year than the current Ryzen 3000 family, which launched in early July 2019. This doesn't come as much... Read more...
It is fair to say 2019 was a very good year for AMD. It came out with Zen 2, which marked a wholesale shift to 7-nanometer manufacturing, and has positioned itself for long term growth in the CPU and GPU sectors. Now that 2020 is upon us, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su shared a bit about what we can expect from the company going forward, during a question and answer session with a small gathering of press. The round table Q&A session covered a variety of topics, including why AMD's newest round of APUs are still using Vega for the graphics side of the equation, rather than Navi. It is an especially interesting question, since AMD plans its products out several years in advance. "It's always how we integrate... Read more...
There's some exciting news coming out of Taiwan this morning, and it involves TSMC wafer production and two of its most high-profile customers: AMD and Apple. Both AMD and Apple rely heavily on TSMC's 7nm fabs to produce their processors, with the former booking orders for its Navi GPUs and Zen 2-based processors, while the latter is under contract for the A12 Bionic and A13 Bionic SoCs. With this in mind, all eyes are on TSMC to see what the company has in store for production during 2020. According to the Taiwanese publication Apple Daily, TSMC's 7nm production capacity is completely spoken for until at least the latter half of 2020. The bulk of those orders will be coming from AMD, which... Read more...
As we look back at 2019, one thing is for sure—AMD is a force to be reckoned with, thanks in large part to the continued evolution of its Zen CPU architecture. Make no mistake, though, AMD is not resting on its laurels. Now that 2020 is official under way, AMD is promising to "push the envelope yet again" in the high-performance computing sector. AMD made the bold statement on Twitter, adding that 2020 will be an "incredible year" for the enthusiast sector. No specifics were given, though AMD did also announce it will be hosting a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 6 at 2:00 pm Pacific (5:00 pm Eastern). And it will be livestreamed on AMD's YouTube... Read more...
AMD has been riding high on its Zen 2 workhorses as of late, but the resurgent CPU manufacturer is hardly resting on its laurels. Processor designs tend to have long lead times, so it should be no surprise to anyone that the company has been working on its next-generation architecture for quite a while. It's not every day that a company leaks detailed, juicy tidbits about upcoming processors, though. Thanks to a couple of recent leaks in both AIDA 64 update notes and from AMD itself, however, we know Zen 3 is coming along nicely and that it'll sport a brand-new architecture. Thanks to yet more purported leaks inside AMD, we may also know more about how Zen 3 CPUs will be configured.... Read more...
AMD hasn't been in this good of a position in years, and it has its Zen processor architecture mostly to thank for it. First introduced in 2017 with the first-generation Ryzen 1000 family, the Zen family has expanded to cover consumer desktop, HEDT, mobile, and data center platforms. AMD's newest generation of processors, which were introduced mid-year, are using the company's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Those new Zen 2 processors -- Ryzen 3000 on the desktop, EPYC 7002 for enterprise -- are providing strong competition for Intel, and as a result, has helped AMD to gain market share and clout with customers. As of today, AMD stock is hovering at an all-time high of over $46 in intraday trading. Over... Read more...
Enthusiasts and enterprise customers have only been swimming in 7nm Zen 2 goodness for the past few months or so, but AMD is not sitting still when it comes to the rapid-fire development and release of its processors. Zen 3-based CPUs based on TSMC's 7nm+ process node are on track for launch likely during the second half of 2020. And now a new report today coming from China Times (hat tip to WCCFTech), says that TSMC is already progressing nicely with its next-generation 5nm process node. The company has three companies lined up with first production run: Apple, HiSilicon, and AMD. According to the report, TSMC is already seeing promising yields from 5nm (currently sitting... Read more...
The latest version of AIDA64 is primed for AMD's next round of processors, including its unreleased Ryzen 4000 series desktop CPUs and Renoir APUs. In addition, it brings official support for the November 2019 Update for Windows 10 and a few other things, though it's the prepping for AMD's upcoming silicon that is interesting. AMD is riding high on its third-generation Ryzen processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, and built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. The company propelled itself back into relevance with Zen, and its between Zen, Zen+, and Zen 3 parts, AMD is dominating sales on Amazon, where 8 out of the 10 top selling CPUs are Ryzen parts. Even better for AMD, its Zen 2... Read more...
AMD delivered a solid punch across the jaw to Intel with its Zen and Zen+ processor architectures, while the Zen 2 could be seen as crushing body blow. Could Zen 3 deliver a stunning uppercut to pummel its long-time rival into submission? That remains to be seen, but recent comments from Forrest Norrod, AMD's General Manager for the Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, give us some hope that Zen 3 will deliver another winning performance for the company. While speaking with TheStreet, Norrod gives us some critical insight into the Zen 3 Milan EPYC processors that will be coming out in 2020. First and foremost, Norrod confirmed that Zen 3 will feature an all-new architecture,... Read more...
AMD has been generous enough to provide a roadmap for Zen through several generations, so we already know some details about Zen 3—it is being built on a refined 7-nanometer manufacturing process (7nm+), and the design phase is already finished. Some details remain elusive, however, though a recent leak may have shed some light on what kind of performance we can expect out of Zen 3. Before we get to that, let's quickly recap the evolution of the Zen architecture, as it pertains to the node and launch time frames... Zen 4: possibly 6nm or 5nm, in design, slated to launch in 2021 (Ryzen 5000 series?) Zen 3: 7nm+, design is completed, slated to launch in 2020 (Ryzen 4000 series?) Zen 2: 7nm,... Read more...
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