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We’ve been hearing a lot over the past few months about the hardware that will power the next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Most speculation has centered around both consoles being powered by 7nm AMD Zen 2-based processors that are backed with 7nm Navi-based Radeon GPUs. Today, a new report is shedding more light on the hardware that will specifically be going inside the Sony PlayStation 5 – or whatever the gaming console will end up being called. Wired has an exclusive sit-down with Mark Cerny, who serves as the lead system architect for the PlayStation 5 (it was also a title he held for the current generation PlayStation 4 family of gaming consoles). Cerny... Read more...
AMD reported its Q4 earnings yesterday, and overall it was good news for the company. While revenue was lower than what analysts were expecting, the company met its mark for earnings, which drove shares higher after hours. AMD shares finished Tuesday with a nearly 20 percent gain. A lot of that success rides on the back of AMD's Zen microarchitecture that underpins the company's Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper and EPYC processor families. AMD CEO Lisa Su told CNBC's Jim Cramer that "innovation and product momentum" is the company's strategy, which is why it has gained market share from Intel 5 quarters in a row. In fact, Su said that AMD had its strongest datacenter quarter ever during... Read more...
AMD's Q4 earnings have been highly anticipated, especially after its rival in the graphics arena -- NVIDIA -- yesterday revised its revenue guidance downward by $500 million, sending its shares plunging. Luckily for AMD, it was mostly good news for the company today. AMD recorded Q4 2018 GAAP revenue of $1.42 billion (analysts were expecting $1.44 billion), net income of $38 million and operating income of $28 million. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) came in at $0.04. During the same quarter in 2017, AMD reported revenue of $1.34 billion, a net loss of 19 million and operating loss of $2 million. Likewise, there was a loss per share of $0.02. We should point out that revenue was down... Read more...
For all the gamers out there, the new 7nm Radeon VII was the primary focal point for AMD during Lisa Su's CES 2019 keynote address. However, Su did give a quick look at AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors, which will begin shipping in mid-2019. While leaked information had suggested that there would be SKUs with up to 16 cores and 32 threads, there was no mention of such multi-core craziness today. Instead, Su only mentioned that there would be chips available with up to 8 cores and 16 threads. In fact, on display was a prototype 8-core Ryzen 3000 system that was pitted against a Core i9-9900K -- Intel's current top enthusiast-class processor. In the Cinebench... Read more...
We've been hearing a lot about AMD's 7nm products over the past several months, but the company has primarily focused on the enterprise market. In early November, AMD announced its 7nm Zen 2-based EPYC processors along with the 7nm Radeon Instinct MI60 for datacenter customers. Today at CES 2019, AMD President and CEO Lisa Su is expected to bring 7nm to the masses with the third-generation Ryzen 3000 family of processors based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. The keynote starts at 12PM EST and can be viewed live below: We have seen leaks regarding these processors heat up over the past few weeks, and it's expected that the family will expand to include a new Ryzen 9 tier. At... Read more...
AMD has been on a roll in recent months, not only with regards to its product roadmap (i.e. second-generation Ryzenand Ryzen Threadripper), but also with respect to its share price. A lot of AMD's performance can be attributed to the work of its CEO Dr. Lisa Su, who has been executing nearly flawlessly on its CPU product roadmap in a time when Intel has been faltering in its efforts to deliver 10nm products to the masses. Su took the time to have a long chat with CNBC's Jim Cramer to talk about what makes the company tick. Su has been at the helm for four years and the company’s stock was at around $3 when she took over, and is now trading above $32 this week.... Read more...
AMD made two big announcements after the closing bell today that affects its hardware business. There is some executive shuffling on the personnel side, and some changes with regards to 7nm production. On the personnel side, Jim Anderson, who served as AMD's General Manager and Senior Vice President of Global Computing and Graphics Sales, is leaving the company effective September 4th. Anderson decided to leave his post to take a position as President and CEO of Lattice Semiconductor. This is quite the move up the corporate latter for Anderson, who will also serve on the company's board of directors. "Jim brings a strong combination of business and technical leadership with a deep understanding... Read more...
AMD's current generation Vega graphics architecture – which powers its Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards -- is based on a 14nm manufacturing process, but the chip company is already moving along with next generation process technology. During the company's conference call with analysts following its Q1 2018 earnings report (which it knocked out of the park, by the way), AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su made some comments regarding its upcoming 7nm GPUs. "I'm also happy to report that our next-generation 7-nanometer Radeon Instinct product, optimized for machine learning workloads, is running in our labs," said Dr. Su. "We remain on track to provide samples to customers later this year."... Read more...
AMD’s Financial Analyst Day is currently taking place, and one of the biggest announcements that has come out so far is the marketing name for the company’s Naples datacenter chip. AMD CEO Lisa Su announced that the new chips are branded EPYC, and she held one of the massive chips in her hands for all to see. AMD is going for the jugular when it comes to comparisons with Intel’s Xeon family, providing up to 128 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, which Su says “allows you to connect more GPUs directly to the CPU than any other solution in the industry." As we’ve previously reported, EPYC scales to 32 cores/64 threads and supports up to 8-channel DDR4 memory (16 DIMMs per CPU, up to 4TB total memory support).... Read more...
AMD President And CEO Dr. Lisa Su AMD has been slowly releasing information about its next-generation Zen processor core architecture since mid-last year. Complete specifications haven’t been officially released, but we do know that initial Zen-based processors will be manufactured using a 14nm FinFET process, and that a Zen core-based family of products will eventually scale all the way from mobile devices on up to big-iron, enterprise servers. News of a 32-core / 64-thread Zen-based server processor codenamed “Naples” broke a few months back, and AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su recently showed off an 8-core / 16-thread desktop variant codenamed Summit Ridge. Desktop and mobile Zen processors and APUs... Read more...
If there’s one constant in the tech industry, it’s change. Well-rounded and highly sought after executives come and go, either moving from between tech firms or departing the industry altogether to pursue other interests (ahem, Steve Ballmer). Even tech companies themselves go through a metamorphosis of sorts, as we’ve seen a once powerhouse in the graphics industry, 3Dfx, become swallowed up by its fiercest rival, NVIDIA. Chipmaker AMD would later go on to acquire ATI — a pairing at the time that seemed a bit odd to many industry observers. AMD has once again come to a crossroads with respect to its graphics division, and instead of throwing in the towel in the face of stiff competition from... Read more...