AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su has showed that the corporate’s first new GPU in line with its next-generation ‘Navi’ structure will probably be introduced within the 3rd quarter of 2019, and that the impending Epyc server CPUs in line with the ‘Rome’ structure will hit quantity gross sales in the similar duration. Each will use a 7nm production procedure and be fabricated via TSMC, giving AMD a possible merit on the subject of the efficiency it will possibly succeed in with every chip. The bulletins had been a part of a convention name with media and analysts held after AMD introduced its Q1 2019 income record.
The corporate quite exceeded analysts’ expectancies with a declared income of $1.27 billion, as in opposition to an anticipated $1.26 billion. Coincidentally, AMD celebrates its 50th anniversary as of late, with a slew of special edition products and offers for enthusiasts.
New chips in line with the ‘Navi’ GPU architecture will sooner or later change AMD’s present Radeon RX 500 series. As a part of the replace, Dr Su indicated that the primary Navi-based GPUs would no longer be flagship-class, as a substitute concentrated on the worth section of the marketplace. It’ll fit in beneath the present Radeon VII GPU, which isn’t unexpected as this flagship GPU used to be most effective launched in February this 12 months, after a marvel announcement at CES 2019 in January.
There are not any indications but of person Navi GPUs’ specs, efficiency, or energy intake traits. The corporate has no longer mentioned whether or not or no longer ray tracing will probably be a concern for this era of GPUs, however main points must be introduced within the runup to the units’ release. Rumours have circulated that AMD may well be making plans a divulge of its 7nm chips on July 7, however there may be additionally an opportunity of a few information being introduced at Su’s upcoming Computex 2019 keynote.
AMD’s upcoming Navi-based GPUs will wish to compete with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20-series of top rate fashions which strengthen ray tracing in addition to the lower-end GeForce GTX 16-series. Rival Intel is predicted to jump into the discrete GPU market in 2020, after occurring a hiring spree and choosing up several senior AMD graphics engineers and advertising executives. Navi could also be the root for AMD’s upcoming semi-custom processor and GPU for the next-generation PlayStation console, anticipated to release in 2020.
The ‘Rome’ era of Epyc server CPUs will start sampling to distributors in small amounts in Q2, and hit quantity gross sales in Q3. It’s anticipated to be very competitive with Intel’s planned Xeon lineup, particularly because the transfer to 7nm will permit for higher density and decrease energy intake, which might be key promoting issues for the server marketplace. AMD is hoping to go back to a double-digit marketplace percentage determine for server CPUs via the tip of 2019.