Following announcement In AMD’s record financial results for the second quarter of 2021, the company’s CEO Lisa Su briefly introduced the company’s short-term roadmap. AMD intends to launch products based on its next-generation Zen 4 and RDNA 3 architecture in 2022. For 2021, the company seems to be planning to update the Ryzen 5000 processor series.
“We are still expected to launch next-generation products in 2022, including the Zen 4 processor built with industry-leading 5nm process technology and our RDNA 3 GPU,” Lisa Su said on the earnings call with analysts and investors (pass Find Alpha). “Our engineering team is actively promoting our product and technology roadmap to continue to lead the pace of innovation in high-performance computing.”
Since AMD launched the latest Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series CPUs at the end of last year for desktop and notebook computers, and followed up with Epyc’Milan’ processors for servers in March, the company is not May be eager to launch based on its Zen 4 micro-architecture will be launched to the market at the end of 2021 (or even early 2022). In fact, when AMD’s partners prepare the platform for a new processor with a new platform architecture and DDR5 memory, they will launch Epyc’Genoa’ for servers.
The same applies to AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series graphics processors based on RDNA 2. In fact, because the company can’t really meet the demand for its Radeon RX 6800/6900 GPUs, and has not even officially launched mid-range and entry-level products using the same technology, there is almost no point in launching any new high-end products. Like its graphics competitors, AMD does not strive to introduce a new GPU architecture every year.
However, although Zen 4-based processors will sometimes be launched in 2022, AMD executives have hinted that it is launching some new Ryzen 5000 products that will address market segments that AMD has not properly addressed, such as high-end and commercial laptop.
“In our next generation Ryzen 5000, we have more platforms,” when asked about AMD’s performance in the PC field, Su said if the demand for computers slows. “Whether you are talking about data centers, PCs, or games, we are still under-represented in the market we are engaged in. In terms of PC […] We have made very good progress in commercial, high-end gaming notebooks, and high-end consumer notebooks [laptops].”
AMD’s CEO did not elaborate on how the company plans to improve its next-generation Ryzen 5000 series APU and CPU. Boosting frequency is one of the choices of mainstream processors. For the high-end market segment, AMD plans to launch CPUs with 3D V-cache Exhibited earlier this year.