AMD: Zen 4 and RDNA3 on track for 2022 launch

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 28 2021 @ 20:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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While discussing the company's second-quarter earnings, AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that the next generation products are coming along nicely. Su revealed the 5nm Zen 4 processors and the RDNA3 based GPUs are on track for a 2022 launch.
Our engineering teams are aggressively driving our product and technology roadmaps to continue setting the pace of innovation for high-performance computing. We remain on track to launch next generation products in 2022, including our Zen 4 processors built with industry-leading 5 nanometer process technology and our RDNA 3 GPUs.
Based on recent rumors, AMD's consumer processor lineup will likely get a refresh later this year. Earlier this year, AMD revealed the 3D V-Cache technology, which promises to provide a nice performance boost for certain workloads like gaming. The Zen 4-based "Raphael" desktop processors aren't expected until the second half of 2022.

On a related note, AMD also revealed it started shipments of its CDNA2-based Instinct MI200 accelerators. Based on the Aldebaran GPU, this is the first multi-chip-module (MCM) GPU from AMD to hit the market. This approach will also be used by the RDNA3-based consumer GPUs. Just like the Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series, the RDNA3-based video cards are expected in the second half of 2022.

At the moment, AMD is mostly constrainted by supply. AMD expects extra supply will hit the market each quarter and that things will get a lot better in 2022.

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