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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  • WaltC - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Nobody expected AMD to trounce Intel, either...;) I think it's very likely, actually. This AMD is intensely competitive. DLSS is something I'd likely not be interested in, actually. It's difficult for me to imagine ever spending ~$1200+ on a GPU! Reply
  • nandnandnand - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Nvidia will be able to push DLSS more with the Ampere lineup. Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    "And not to mention DLSS is a game-changer."
    Is it really, though? I know DLSS 2 is a significant improvement on the worthless mess of the first generation, but I'm still not convinced it's significantly better in practice than up-scaling with a sharpen filter.

    In agreement about Nvidia retaining the performance crown, though. The only reason they might not is if they've somehow managed to do something fundamentally wrong with the architecture and/or they struggle with the shift to a new process. Neither of those seem particularly likely, though.
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  • nandnandnand - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    They will update it to DLSS 3.0 and make it work with most games. Reply
  • allanxp4 - Thursday, July 30, 2020 - link

    I wouldn't be so sure of them having the performance crown.
    The reports of the massive power draws of their next-gen GPUs and trying to use TSMC again after discarding them are signs of trying to squeeze performance as much as possible in a limited timeframe, which is usually what you do when you know you have to compete in a process/arch disvantage
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  • Richlet - Saturday, August 1, 2020 - link

    I'll stick with my Freesync and AMD's Lisa Su not being a yapping wanker like Jensen Huang seems to be. Will I suffer some lower performance? Probably. RDNA2 will maybe change things, but until then I'll feel better about myself, and my wallet will be a little heavier bc I haven't spent silly money to have 20% more performance for 100% more dollars. Reply
  • Daeros - Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - link

    DLSS? You mean playing at lower resolutions with turbo-AA on? No thanks, I'll pass. Reply
  • nikaru - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    Who cares about the performance crown? The vast majority of users and potential buyers care only about desktop GPUs in the 200-400$ price range and medium-to-high end mobile GPUs. The best FPS per $ proposition is where they should invest in and focus their attention. Yeah, the next generation TITAN would be probably 20-30% faster than the best option from AMD, but if it cost 200% more, it would be clearly out of the shopping cart of the most potential buyers. The performace crown is just for prestige and marketing. This segmen is a small (yet profitable) nitch. Reply
  • brunis.dk - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Even if they can't compete performance wise they always know how to place their product to be good value for money. Also, revenue doesn't come from selling in the high-end. Reply
  • nft76 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    I'm very interested in seeing what their CDNA products are. AMD should be delivering GPUs for the 1.5 exaflop Frontier next year. They need something much better than current Radeon Instincts to get anywhere near the promised performance and energy efficiency. Reply

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