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AMD details future 7nm CPU and GPU designs

ZEN 2 and 7nm VEGA are 'Design Complete'

AMD details future 7nm CPU and GPU designs

AMD details future 7nm CPU and GPU designs

AMD has provided a brief update on their future CPU and GPU roadmaps, revealing the company's plans until 2020. During this time AMD affirmed that they are currently sampling Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper series processors, which are set to release in the second half of this year. 

On the CPU side, AMD's future is in 7nm, confirming that their new "ZEN 2" processor architecture is "Design Complete" and would "Improve on 'Zen' in multiple dimensions". At this time these dimensions are unknown, though it is likely that Zen 2 will deliver higher clock speeds on 7nm and improved performance per clock.  

AMD has also stated that their "ZEN 3" architecture is "on Track", though they have not released any further details. This vagueness makes sense as the company doesn't want to draw away attention from ZEN 2. If the slide below is correct ZEN 2 will become available in early 2019, and Zen 3 should become available in 2020. 
 

  
AMD details future 7nm CPU and GPU designs  

In the GPU market, AMD has stated that their 7nm NAVI graphics architecture is "on track", with 7nm Vega being "Design Complete". So far AMD has said that their 7nm Vega graphics cards are designed for the enterprise market for Machine Learning applications, though a consumer/gaming release is not out of the question.  

AMD's "Next-Gen" graphics architecture is "on track for a release in 2020 using a 7nm+ process node. AMD's lack of an architecture codename suggests that AMD plans to move away from GCN, perhaps opening the door to another Zen-like innovation for the graphics market. This new architecture is expected in 2020 using 7nm+ technology, replacing Navi. 

Sadly, Radeon has not released any specific details regarding Navi or "Next-Gen", giving us no clear indication of what AMD wants to achieve with their next-generation GPU designs. It is likely that AMD wants to avoid the overhype which surrounded Vega and left most Radeon fans disappointed in their final product. 


AMD details future 7nm CPU and GPU designs  


Intel's continued delay of 10nm has left AMD with a great opportunity to shake up the CPU market once again with ZEN 2, which will likely make up AMD's Ryzen 3000 series of processors. The combination of 7nm lithography and architectural advancements will allow AMD to offer consumers more performance and increased power efficiency, changes which may allow AMD to surpass Intel's current CPU offerings when it comes to Single-threaded performance. 

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15-05-2018, 12:09:12

Giggyolly
I just don't buy those GPU slide, how the hell is AMD going to pull out 3 generation by 2020?!
Even if that's Vega 7nm for Radeon Pro only, followed closely by Navi for consumer, I still think "next gen" before the end of 2020 is a stretch.Quote

15-05-2018, 12:19:24

NeverBackDown
You don't have to buy it. It's a free roadmap! Quote

15-05-2018, 12:31:37

spolsh
also, the speech marks on "Next gen" extend beyond 2020, and with AMDs history with graph scaling that could mean 2030.Quote

15-05-2018, 12:31:48

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giggyolly View Post
I just don't buy those GPU slide, how the hell is AMD going to pull out 3 generation by 2020?!
Even if that's Vega 7nm for Radeon Pro only, followed closely by Navi for consumer, I still think "next gen" before the end of 2020 is a stretch.
AMD almost definitely means up to an including 2020, or that they will have silicon ready before 2020.Quote

15-05-2018, 13:21:53

AngryGoldfish
It's quite possible Navi will only encompass one chip and only cater to the midrange and low-end (like Polaris did).

I have no idea what they're planning on doing with Vega in the gaming sector. It's such a shambles that I don't see how they could market it once Nvidia release their next generation and Navi comes out. Like Fury X, it'll be a fish out of water. 7nm Vega 20 for the compute sector might still live, but that's about it.

So, if Navi is only one or two midrange chips, and is basically just a redesigned Polaris, and Vega 7nm is a refresh, it's possible they've also been able to work on this "next-gen" simultaneously. As WYP said a few days ago, "next-gen" could have been in the works for years. I suspect we'll see "next-gen" in late 2020, if we do see it in 2020.Quote
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