AMD 2015-2020 Roadmaps Emerge

AMD 2015-2020 Roadmaps Emerge

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AMD 2015-2020 Roadmaps Emerge


Apparently AMD has shown their 2015-2020 Roadmaps in the PC Cluster Consortium in Osaka Japan. AMD have detailed facts about their upcoming GPU and CPU lineups, including their ambidextrous computing strategy, details on their new Firepro GPUs and a future APU which will have a TDP of 200-300W.


AMD 2015-2020 Roadmaps Emerge


We will start off with the Firepro GPU, which AMD is weighing heavily against the Nvidia's Tesla K40, where AMD claim many advantages from higher single and double precision performance, support for newer versions of OpenCL and superior performance per watt and per dollar.

These are performance numbers from AMD themselves, so we would need to see independent verification of these results. 


AMD 2015-2020 Roadmaps Emerge


As you can see from this roadmap above AMD looks like they will be building a new GPU core every two years. This is similar to what AMD are already doing, moving from Tahiti to Hawaii from 2012 to 2014. By 2018 AMD expect to have a GPU which has several Tflops worth of performance and in 2019 AMD plans on releasing what I call a "Mega APU", which will have a Power consumption of 200-300W and will have a very larger amount of both CPU and GPU performance. 


  AMD 2015-2020 Roadmaps Emerge    

AMD's current Kaveri APUs have only 8 GPU units, which compared to AMD's Hawaii, which has 44 GCN GPU clusters (CU). In the past AMD's APUs have been heavily bottlenecked by the available memory bandwidth, which could be fixed in this "Mega APU" by using HBM memory for the GPU and DDR4 on the CPU side. 

This APU will be very suited to high performance computing applications, and the single chip design should make it well suited to smaller form factors.


AMD did not give us many details on their upcoming R9 300 series GPUs or their Zen CPU architecture in the event, but you can read the latest information we have on both of these future components here and here respectively.


You can join the discussion on AMD's 2015- 2020 roadmaps on the OC3D Forums.


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Most Recent Comments

30-03-2015, 04:33:57

Wonder how accurate this road map will be.Quote

31-03-2015, 14:15:34

Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Wonder how accurate this road map will be.
Yeah... It's hard NOT to wonder really.

However, throwing past experience to the wind, I notice there's a "Multi-Teraflop APU" planned for 2018 or so. Given I would so love to have a killer gaming rig powered by an APU alone, it'll be an interesting future... If! AMD can stay solvent. Quote

31-03-2015, 18:19:39

The Jniac
Looks interesting, and that beastly APU looks awesome.Quote

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