AMD confident in Zen 3 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs launching in 2020
In a somewhat stark contrast to the recent Intel announcements, that 10nm is still some ways off and 7nm based CPUs have been delayed further, AMD are showing off how confident they are in their own tech. In their Q1 earnings report, AMD confirmed that RDNA 2 and Zen 3 on track for this year and they’ve pretty much just reiterated that for the Q2 report that went up on July 28. During the Q2 report, AMD CEO Lisa Su said:
While there continues to be some macroeconomic uncertainty and pockets of demand softness, our product portfolio is very strong, and our markets are resilient. We are on track to deliver strong growth in the second half of the year driven by our current product portfolio and initial shipments of our next-generation Zen 3 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs that are on track to launch in late 2020.
Zen 4 was also mentioned, although only very briefly on that they’re ‘in development’ on it.
You can see the AMD revenue report here, and the conference call here which remains up for ~12 months.
As for what’s next for AMD? They previously confirmed that we’ll be seeing Zen 4 CPUs and RDNA 3 GPUs before 2022 so there’s a huge amount of hardware coming up in the next few years to be excited about.
In related AMD news, a System76 engineer is currently porting over coreboot to newer Zen CPUs and Valve has contracted another developer to work on open source AMD GPU drivers.