During the ‘AMD Financial Analyst Day’, Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, not only announced its new RDNA2 graphic, architecture, but confirmed the roadmap linked to its Zen 3 and Zen 4 microarchitectures.
As expected, during the second half of this year we will have the processors based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture under 7nm manufacturing process, which translates into the AMD Ryzen 4000, Ryzen Threadripper 4000, and the EPYC MILAN processors oriented to the consumer market, high performance and servers / data centers respectively.
As you can see from the above roadmap, this year AMD will focus on offering a new architecture linked to a refined manufacturing process, while next year, we will have a notable performance jump per watt consumed thanks to a lithography of 5nm.
Looking further, Zen 3 @ 7nm would represent an improvement of up to 17% in performance, while floating point operations would improve by 50% along with a redesign of the cache. At the same time, AMD also revealed that the cumulative shipments of Ryzen processors in 2017-2019 were 97 million (23 million, 31 million, and 43 million, respectively). The growth rates in 2018 and 2019 were 35% and 39%, respectively!
In terms of market, AMD claims that its share in the consumer processor field was only 9% in 2017, 13% in 2018, and 17% in 2019.
Thanks to this roadmap everything is as follows (according to all current reports):
- Intel: 14nm (Comet Lake); 10nm + (Ice Lake); 10nm ++ (Tiger Lake-U)
- AMD: 7nm (Zen2); 7nm (Zen3)
- Intel: 14nm (Rocket Lake); 10nm ++ (Tiger Lake-U); 7nm end of the year
- AMD: 5nm (Zen4)
- Intel: 2021 @ 14nm / 10nm CPU stock next to 7nm
- AMD: 5nm (Zen4); 3nm (Zen5)