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Little by little, online leakers are revealing AMD's supposed processor roadmap for its various product lines, including desktop and laptop chips. None of the leaked information is actually confirmed—AMD has not talked a whole lot about its future products—but it is interesting to analyze all the same. Speaking of which, the latest leak points to some Zen 4 details. In regards to Zen 4, AMD has not been completely mum on the subject, having acknowledged the upcoming CPU architecture on official roadmaps. Unless there is a change of plans (unlikely at this stage), Zen 4 will be built on a 5-nanometer manufacturing process. AMD has also acknowledged Zen 4 in public comments. For example,... Read more...
Earlier this week, Samsung touted its development of next-generation 512GB DDR5 modules rated for 7200 Mbps speeds. TeamGroup is grabbing some headlines of its own today with some announcements from its T-Force Gaming brand. According to TeamGroup, it has already validated its first standard DDR5 U-DIMM and SO-DIMM modules which should be available later this year. With that step out of the way, T-Force has focused its attention on one aspect of performance that enthusiasts care about: overclocking. So far, TeamGroup has only announced DDR5-4800 modules, and it has not given any indication as to how far memory speeds can be increased with overclocking. However, T-Force explains... Read more...
No matter what kind of pricing proposition AMD brought to the server sector or how many cores and threads it offered up, Intel could always play the AVX-512 card, touting superior performance in very specific workloads that leverage that instruction set. Perhaps not for long, though. Rumor has it AMD's EPYC 7004 series CPUs will embrace AVX3-512. We're not talking about AMD's next-generation server chips, but it's next next-generation models. In the more immediate future, AMD is getting ready to unveil its EPYC 7003 series based on Zen 3, codenamed Milan. Then sometime after (perhaps very late this year, or more likely around this time next year), it will roll out its Zen 4-based EPYC "Genoa"... Read more...
AMD has not yet released its fourth generation EPYC "Milan" server processors based on its Zen 3 CPU architecture, but barring any last minute snags, those chips are coming any day now. Looking further down the road, a new leak highlights a possible fourth generation EPYC "Genoa" configuration based on Zen 4, with some interesting details. Up to this point, details about Genoa have been rather scarce. We know it will be built on TSMC's 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and that it will power El Capitan, which is set to become the world's most powerful supercomputer when it is fully deployed in 2023. The latter revelation comes by way of a joint announcement between AMD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise... Read more...
Sure, there are many PC users out there pining for a hard-to-find AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPU to build a new system around, and on the mobile front, AMD's latest generation Zen 3 stack is brand new as well. But even so, the rumor mill remains in full swing regarding what sits further down the road. Specifically Zen 4, along with a codename we have never seen attached to an AMD product before. That would be "Phoenix," which according to software engineer and prominent leaker Partick Schur, is the codename for AMD's next round of APUs (accelerated processing units). Or as AMD calls them, 'Ryzen Desktop/Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics' (AMD no longer uses the term 'APU'). Call them... Read more...
AMD is on one heck of a run with its Zen architecture. The company really hit its stride with Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000 series on the desktop), which helped the company steal market share away from Intel and, just as importantly, gain mind share with enthusiasts. Zen 3 is even better (albeit in short supply at the moment), and while still new, there is already talk about what Zen 4 will bring to the table. According to the latest rumor, Zen 4 will deliver a pretty sizable performance boost. This has been typical in going from one generation to the next with Zen. As highlighted in our Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X review, Zen 3 is a force to be reckoned with no matter what the workload (gaming, productivity,... Read more...
AMD is in the midst of one heck of a run. Remember the company's Bulldozer architecture? It's ancient history at this point, and scores of gamers and PC users in general are clamoring for the company's latest generation Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, based on its Zen 3 architecture. They're fresh from the oven and in short supply. Be that as it may, AMD took a moment to talk about what it is cooking up next—Zen 4 and Zen 5. This is the perfect time to discuss such things. That may seem quirky with Zen 3 being so new, but future plans are always topics of discussion during CES week. AMD's future plans have added interest because Intel has confidence that its 11th Gen Core desktop processors (Rocket... Read more...
AMD just unleashed the Ryzen 5000 Series onto the enthusiast community, and the processors have so far lived up to the hype delivering a massive overall lift in IPC. They have proven to be a dominant force that are more than a match for the latest consumer offerings from Intel, and will rule the roost until Intel can counter with Rocket Lake-S. But AMD isn't about to rest on its laurels. Though Ryzen 5000 is based on the company's Zen 3 architecture that's built on an enhanced 7nm process node, looking further out, AMD will be adopting a new Zen 4 architecture for its next-generation of processors, likely around this time next year. The Street interviewed AMD Executive VP... Read more...
AMD has all the momentum in the world right now, at least in the CPU space, and it will not be taking its foot off the gas pedal. Just the opposite, a supposedly leaked roadmap gives us a tease of what AMD has in store for the next couple of years, with Zen 3 "Warhol" and Zen 4 "Raphael" products in the pipeline for 2020 and 2021. Where things get a little confusing is in trying to juggle the different code names, nodes, and multiple product families. This is made a bit more difficult than it needs be, with AMD applying the same number designation to different generations of Zen, depending on the product family. For example, Ryzen 4000 applies to both AMD's next-generation Zen 3 desktop CPUs,... Read more...
AMD held its Financial Analyst Day today and the company offered up a broad overview of what we should expect in terms of roadmap technologies execution over the next few years. Some of the topics that were touched on included next-generation RDNA 2 Navi GPU architectures, completely new CDNA GPUs optimized for the data center, along with the planned roll-out of Zen 3 and Zen 4 processor families. Don't Call It "Big Navi" The tech industry has been referring to AMD's next-generation flagship discrete GPUs based on the RDNA 2 architecture as "Big Navi" for a while now. However, it appears that AMD would prefer that we not use that terminology, as it sells its next generation GPU architecture,... Read more...
AMD just announced today a design win in conjunction with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), in which it will be providing the hardware powering the El Capitan exascale-class supercomputer. What caught our eye about this announcement was not the compute performance -- which will be enormous at 2 exaflops double precision -- but the CPUs and GPUs that will be inside. According to AMD, its next-generation Radeon Instinct GPU accelerators will be deployed featuring advanced high bandwidth memory (HBM). The company will also be using third-generation Infinity Fabric Architecture that provides a high-bandwidth, low-latency interconnect to string... Read more...
Enthusiasts and enterprise customers have only been swimming in 7nm Zen 2 goodness for the past few months or so, but AMD is not sitting still when it comes to the rapid-fire development and release of its processors. Zen 3-based CPUs based on TSMC's 7nm+ process node are on track for launch likely during the second half of 2020. And now a new report today coming from China Times (hat tip to WCCFTech), says that TSMC is already progressing nicely with its next-generation 5nm process node. The company has three companies lined up with first production run: Apple, HiSilicon, and AMD. According to the report, TSMC is already seeing promising yields from 5nm (currently sitting... Read more...
AMD is riding high on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, both on the desktop and in the server sector, and has managed to steal some market share from Intel because of its recent success. Lest anyone think AMD will now rest on its laurels, the company put that notion to rest during a recent HPC-AI Advisory Council conference in the UK. It was there that AMD revealed some interesting details about its future plans for its EPYC server chips. Zen 3 EPYC CPUs (codenamed "Milan") loom in the distance, and further out sits Zen 4 EPYC silicon (codenamed "Genoa"). It may feel a bit early to discuss server processors that are up to two generations away, given that AMD is currently scoring wins with its Zen 2... Read more...
A couple of leaked slides from AMD have found their way to the web, and they show a high level overview of what the Sunnyvale chip designer has in store for consumers through 2022. There are no big surprises, though—the slides essentially reiterate what we already know, which is that Zen 4 in the works on the CPU side, and more Navi GPUs are on the way. The slides are part of an "AMD Corporate Deck-September 2019" presentation, which we imagine will be made public whole in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, let's have a looked at leaked slides, courtesy of Guru3D, starting with the one focused on Zen... Zen and Zen+ are bunched together, though they actually represent two different... Read more...
Here is some bad new for Intel—rival AMD is not resting on its laurels. Having just ported its Zen 2 architecture over to its EPYC processor line for servers, AMD took the opportunity during the launch event to briefly discuss its future roadmap, noting that the design phase for its next-generation Zen 3 architecture is complete. Before we get into that, let's have a look at the Zen architecture to date. The original Zen architecture, built on a 14-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process, launched in 2017 and put AMD back in the game, so to speak. Prior to Zen, Intel pretty much dominated the high-end processor scene. A year later, AMD launched another round of processors under the Zen+... Read more...
It looks as though AMD has made some adjustments to it processors lineup for 2019, and at least one expected produce family has gotten the boot. In March, AMD presented its 2019 product roadmap to investors in which it clearly showed that 3rd generation Ryzen 3000 desktop processors would arrive in mid-2019, while the 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors would arrive sometime later in 2019. However, in its most recent roadmap issued to investors last week (and now available online in PDF form), the 3rdgeneration Ryzen Threadripper processors are a no-show. We can't say that this revelation is too terribly surprising for a number of reasons, as the 3rd generation... Read more...