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AMD's investing heavily into its R&D - Spending is up over 18%

AMD's investing heavily in its future, and that's a good thing

AMD's investing heavily into its R&D - Spending is up over 18%

AMD's investing heavily into its R&D - Spending is up over 18%

2019 was a hugely successful year for AMD, and 2020 is set to be even better. Right now, AMD expects to generate 25% more revenue in 2020 over 2019, and that gives AMD a lot more money to invest in R&D. 

Research and Development is the lifeblood of every technology company, and while Ryzen and RDNA were developed on shoestring budgets, AMD knows that it needs to invest where it counts if it wants its success to continue. 

In Q1 2020, AMD's R&D spending has increased by over $45 million from its Q4 2019 spend of $395 million. That represents an increase in spending of 11.8% quarter-over-quarter. Year-over-year, AMD's Q1 R&D spending has increased by almost 18.5%, a change that will make a huge difference to AMD's future developments. 

AMD's main concern right now is to ensure that its success continues in the coming quarters, which means that the company cannot allow its R&D efforts to fall behind. AMD needs a strong hardware roadmap to continue competing with both Intel and Nvidia, both of which have the ability to outspend AMD. Strong IP and continuous generational improvements will help AMD to continue its positive growth, but as its CPUs and GPUs become more complex, more and more effort will be required to continue pushing the performance envelope. 

   
R&D Budget (Millions)20182019Increase (QoQ)Increase (YoY)
Q1$343$3730.5%8.7%
Q2$357$373-4.5%
Q3$363$4068.8%11.8%
Q4$371$395-2.7%6.4%
R&D Budget (Millions)20192020Increase (QoQ)Increase (YoY)
Q1$373$44211.8%18.5%

 

AMD's investing heavily into its R&D - Spending is up over 18%  

AMD's original Zen architecture released in Q1 2017 and that quarter saw AMD spend $271 million on R&D. In Q1 2020, AMD has spent $442 million, representing an increase in spending of over 60%. That's how far AMD has come since the release of Zen. 

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28-04-2020, 18:47:45

RobM
just shows how extra money from cpu is enabling better funding, lets hope they can hammer nvidia soonQuote

28-04-2020, 19:19:53

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
just shows how extra money from cpu is enabling better funding, lets hope they can hammer nvidia soon
I think that would cost more than they have tbh.

IDK how much they paid Keller, but they had to be able to afford it. He literally gave them a gift tbh.

I bet Intel had to pay him a lot more Quote

28-04-2020, 20:34:35

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I think that would cost more than they have tbh.

IDK how much they paid Keller, but they had to be able to afford it. He literally gave them a gift tbh.

I bet Intel had to pay him a lot more
I swear Kellar just hops company to company dropping golden eggs with each one Quote

29-04-2020, 00:57:04

looz
Awesome, hopefully they'll manage a similar comeback in GPUs as they did in CPUs. Or at least keep competition on its toes.Quote

29-04-2020, 06:15:53

demonking
Awesome news hope the new console sales are good to help things stay on trackQuote
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