As part of AMD’s quarterly earnings presentation, the company has briefly reiterated its product plans for the second-half of the year. The company was previously slated to launch new CPUs and GPUs for the client and server markets late this year, and on today’s call the company has confirmed that those plans are on track.

On the client side of matters, both AMD’s new CPUs and GPUs are currently set to launch late in 2020. The first GPUs based on the company’s RDNA 2 architecture – which is also underpinning the new Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles – will be released later this year. And AMD is confirming that RDNA2 will eventually be a “full refresh” of the company’s GPU product stacks. Meanwhile the eagerly anticipated Zen 3 architecture is set to make its desktop debut late this year as well. As always, with these sorts of events it’s prudent to note that a commitment to launch a product by a certain date doesn't guarantee that AMD will be able to have it on retail shelves by that date – though it sounds like AMD is certainly going to give it their all to avoid disappointing their user base.

Meanwhile on the server side of matters, the picture is much the same. AMD reports that they are on track to begin shipping the Zen 3-based “Milan” EPYC processors late in 2020. As well, AMD’s first CDNA architecture GPU for the data center market is set to launch late this year as well.

Source: AMD



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  • Samus - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    I don't think AMD needs to work on their architecture or gimmicky features like ray tracing (which isn't realistic at the moment because GPU's need to be twice as fast as they currently are to be playable in 4k)

    AMD needs to work on their drivers. Now that DirectX has native raytracing integration AMD should focus on completely implementing DirectX 12 Ultimate, which I suspect is going to be a requirement of them for the XBOX contract.
  • fallaha56 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    agree with all of the above

    DLSS-type filtering is required to make 4k playable but that's coming this gen for both teams
  • WaltC - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    I play a lot of games at 4k with my AMD 50th Ann 5700XT, on my 10-bit DP1.4 panel with HDR support right now. No problem. (It's a myth that you have to play a game at 100fps or up to enjoy it.) Reply
  • nandnandnand - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    You can probably do 4K @ 120 with both of the upcoming flagships without DLSS, depending on the game or the settings. Maybe DLSS will let gamers leapfrog into 8K on expensive TVs? Reply
  • nevcairiel - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    I'm confused, in your first sentence you say ray-tracing is gimmicky and unrealistic, but in the second sentence you want them to fully implement DirectX 12 Ultimate, including specifically ray-tracing?

    So which one is it?
  • webdoctors - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Raytracing is not gimicky. Its physics and been around for 50 years.

    AMD can easily compete with just lower margins, it looks like they're aiming for 30% rather than 60% margins.
  • alufan - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    I believe your right AMD has got lots of advanced knowledge and developers on board with the Console deals the PS5 demo was incredible if that was in fact possible in real time as they said then Nvidia is going to be in trouble, current rumours are that it will be a 40-50% uplift on the 2080ti just think about that I have a 2080ti and cannot imagine a solution that is 40% quicker thats just insane levels of work, whilst the Nvidia 3080s are said to be fast but major power hogs, either way cant wait its time AMD came back to the top in GPUs as well Reply
  • fallaha56 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    @senttoschool not a lot of evidence nVidia will take the crown -or if they do it will be at 350W

    it's the Fermi hairdryer all over again

    blame Jensen for being nasty to TSMC and not gettng much if any 7nm supply
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Yeah.... no Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Do you mean 400 series or 500 series Fermi? Because if Ampere is anything like either, it's more likely to be like the 500 series - a brute, to be sure, but an unquestionably fast one. Reply

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