AMD has released their latest set of slides going over the roadmap and it has some interesting tidbits inside.
We already knew that both their next-gen Zen 3 processor architecture and the RDNA 2 GPU architecture was due this year, as they confirmed before but now we have a little bit of detail about future hardware. This info comes from a new AMD Corporate presentation that appeared somewhat recently on their Investor Relations site.
There were some rumours going around that Zen 3 was moved to a more advanced process but the slides confirm it's sticking with 7nm. It also shows their current aggressive schedule to have Zen 4 out on the more advanced 5nm before 2022.
Further into the presentation it also goes over the GPU plans which are as equally exciting. RDNA 2 as we knew is also 7nm with Ray Tracing support, Variable Rate Shading and more. Additionally it mentions RDNA 3 will be on an "Advanced Node" but it doesn't go into extra detail on that but going by their slides we're expecting another big performance bump along with it.
AMD has been on a roll in the last few years, continually beating at Intel's door to take some market share and it's probable this will continue for some time. It's good to see them being competitive, it's better for us all. What are your hopes for the upcoming hardware? Will you be buying any of it? Let us know.
In other AMD news, don't miss the awesome AMD Wattman-like open source app CoreCtrl that we covered recently here on GOL. AMD also mentioned recently their plans to get Zen 3 supported on older motherboards.