AMD Unveils Next-Gen Ryzen 2020: AMD made some announcements regarding its research and development activities and made brand-new roadmap updates publicly accessible at its Financial Analyst Day event. AMD had a very good run over the past three years, the highlight is the brand-new Zen CPU architecture, which came after a decade of struggling to be competitive. The company posted increased profitability, growing revenue, and significant increases in market share.
CEO Dr. Lisa Su describing AMD’s multi-generational graphics and computing roadmaps that the strategy of the company and summarized the achievements in recent years across client, gaming, cloud, and supercomputing areas. AMD shipped over 260 million Zen cores across its Ryzen, Threadripper, and Epyc processors. For desktop users, the company expected the upcoming CPUs codenamed Vermeer based on the Zen 3 architecture as per the market segment.
AMD Epyc CPU Roadmaps
The next-gen AMD Epyc processors, based on the Zen 3 architecture codenamed to Milan, expected to launch in late 2020. The company declared that work on the subsequent AMD Epyc Genoa generation based on Zen 4 cores is rolling, and expected to be manufactured on a new 5nm process to hit the market by 2022.
AMD’s scalable Infinity Fabric connect allowed for an efficient modular chip-let design, known as Infinity Architecture. The third generation will optimize coherent memory sharing between a CPU and GPU for improved performance and easy software development. Future CPUs will be manufactured using a die stacking process that AMD calling X3D which could result in up to 10x increases in bandwidth density.
Based on the AMD Radeon DNA architecture, we can expect a new high-performance graphics card in 2020. AMD promises hardware-accelerated ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and a 50% improvement in power efficiency.
AMD Radeon GPU with Ray Tracing
Alongside the AMD Radeon DNA gaming graphics cards, AMD introduces a new CDNA (Compute DNA) for data center compute workloads. The AMD CDNA launching this year to target machine learning applications, with exascale-class supercomputing applications on the roadmap for the future.
This is linked to AMD’s recent announcement that won a contract to supply the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with a new supercomputer named El Capitan. The EI Capitan becomes more efficient than the top 200 supercomputers around the world. It will be the first to break the 2 Exaflop barrier, as the world’s most powerful supercomputer. It’s based on future Zen 4-based Epyc Genoa CPUs, Radeon Instinct GPUs, and the Infinity Architecture intersect that will be completed in early 2023. Users can check here for the latest technology updates and news around the world.