AMD’s CPU and GPU roadmap for 2020 and beyond is full of major upgrades

AMD's CPU and GPU roadmap for 2020 and beyond is full of major upgrades

One of the biggest stories on PC hardware over the past few years has been the surge in AMD’s popularity and popularity. No easy task-AMD CPU and graphics work has been mostly disappointing for years. But with the introduction of its Zen CPU architecture in 2017 and now (to a lesser extent) its Navi GPU architecture, its products are truly exciting and optimistic, and there has been no such product since Athlon 64 days.

Looking ahead, AMD seems to be ready to maintain momentum and will soon launch its Zen 3 CPU architecture and RDNA 2, which will support its next-generation “Navi 2X” GPU (also known as “Big Navi” in the media world). But although the road to Zen 3 and RDNA 2 doesn’t stop there.

During this week’s “Financial Analyst Day” speech, AMD shared the latest information about its roadmap and what it expects in terms of features and performance.

Both Zen 3 and Zen 4 are on track

Starting with the CPU, AMD reiterated that future versions of its Zen are proceeding as planned. Zen 3 will be available later this year, while Zen 4 is slated for 2021. That said, there are a lot of interesting (subtle) details to note in the slide above.

The initial version of Zen, released in the first quarter of 2017, includes AMD’s first-generation Ryzen 1000 series processors and is built on a 14-nanometer manufacturing process. Then came Zen + in April 2018, which moved to the 12nm node to form the second-generation Ryzen 2000 series. We now use Zen 2 (7nm), which is the architecture behind AMD’s third-generation Ryzen 3000 series. Keep in mind that the smaller the manufacturing process, the more power efficient the transistor is, and the more you can install on the chip.

Please note that I only refer to desktop CPUs here. If you mix mobile APUs, you will cause unnecessary confusion because they do not follow the same model scheme. But, interestingly, AMD no longer uses the “+” sign. AMD now integrates its Zen + series into the original Zen series, even though they represent two generations.

A bit related, note that Zen 3 is no longer labeled as 7nm + as it was in the previously shared roadmap slide. What gives it? It has to do with how its manufacturing partner TSMC labels its process nodes.

As our friends on Anandtech have emphasized, there are three:

N7-Initial version using only “DUV” tools (no EUV)

The second-generation version of the N7P-N7 is also only applicable to DUV

EUV version of N7 + -N7

DUV (deep ultraviolet) and EUV (extreme ultraviolet) refer to the type of lithography used, especially the wavelength range. Samsung actually has a good explanation of lithography, but in short, EUV paves the way for more advanced processors.

As it relates to AMD’s roadmap, Zen 3 does not appear to be built with TSMC’s N7 + nodes. So, to avoid confusion, AMD removed “7nm +” from the current slide and simply said 7nm (it’s unclear whether Zen 3 is based on N7 or N7P).

Regardless, AMD is proceeding as planned. During the demonstration, AMD stated that its goal is to keep running competitive products in the market, develop another product in development, and develop another product in the design stage. Zen 4 belongs to the latter and will move to 5nm.

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