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AMD confident in Zen 3 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs launching in 2020

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Another quarterly earnings report is out from AMD, along with the usual conference call and it seems all is going well over in camp AMD.

In a somewhat stark contrast to the recent Intel announcements, that 10nm is still some ways off and 7nm based CPUs have been delayed further, AMD are showing off how confident they are in their own tech. In their Q1 earnings report, AMD confirmed that RDNA 2 and Zen 3 on track for this year and they've pretty much just reiterated that for the Q2 report that went up on July 28. During the Q2 report, AMD CEO Lisa Su said:

While there continues to be some macroeconomic uncertainty and pockets of demand softness, our product portfolio is very strong, and our markets are resilient. We are on track to deliver strong growth in the second half of the year driven by our current product portfolio and initial shipments of our next-generation Zen 3 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs that are on track to launch in late 2020.

Zen 4 was also mentioned, although only very briefly on that they're 'in development' on it.

You can see the AMD revenue report here, and the conference call here which remains up for ~12 months.

As for what's next for AMD? They previously confirmed that we'll be seeing Zen 4 CPUs and RDNA 3 GPUs before 2022 so there's a huge amount of hardware coming up in the next few years to be excited about.

In related AMD news, a System76 engineer is currently porting over coreboot to newer Zen CPUs and Valve has contracted another developer to work on open source AMD GPU drivers.

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dpanter 29 Jul
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Can't buy an AMD GPU as I'm doing machine learning and Nvidia cards are much better at that. So I'm waiting for the new Nvidia GPU series. For CPUs it's getting more interesting. I want to buy a complete new PC setup and since I guess a lot of gamers will upgrade their PCs for Cyberpunk 2077, I'd like to buy stuff sooner rather than later, but I think I will at least wait for the Zen 3 CPUs to release (and buy all the other stuff like mainboard, RAM etc. soon).


Last edited by Duke Takeshi on 29 July 2020 at 12:37 pm UTC
melkemind 7 days ago
I've been using Nvidia GPUs for over a decade, but I'm strongly considering a switch after this new release. Hopefully, they'll be powerful and well-supported.
The_Aquabat 7 days ago
Quoting: Duke Takeshisince I guess a lot of gamers will upgrade their PCs for Cyberpunk 2077
requirements on Cyberpunk 2077 are pure speculation of gaming news sites, if the game will run on PS 4, not sure what they are basing those guesses on. Maybe because Witcher 3 at it's release was a very demanding game? not sure it will be the same this time, now games tend to be more flexible allowing you to downgrade the details to be able to run on not so powerful hardware.
PS4 will still be very relevant because now that PS5 is coming the trend is that PS4 will be very cheap, and when that happens probably it will be the most owned console on the world. This is good for most gamers because PS4 generation games will sell lots of copies and they will be cheaper because they'll sell more and that will drag Pc gaming prices as well.


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 29 July 2020 at 2:41 pm UTC
Mohandevir 7 days ago
Quoting: The_Aquabat
Quoting: Duke Takeshisince I guess a lot of gamers will upgrade their PCs for Cyberpunk 2077
requirements on Cyberpunk 2077 are pure speculation of gaming news sites, if the game will run on PS 4, not sure what they are basing those guesses on. Maybe because Witcher 3 at it's release was a very demanding game? not sure it will be the same this time, now games tend to be more flexible allowing you to downgrade the details to be able to run on not so powerful hardware.
PS4 will still be very relevant because now that PS5 is coming the trend is that PS4 will be very cheap, and when that happens probably it will be the most owned platform on the world.

PC requirements --> 4k, RTX.

They tend to forget that there is a world beside that and they think you are "unworthy" if you don't abide by those guidelines.

1080p, no RTX. That's my target. If the game supports this (which should be the case), I expect the requirements will be much lower... Just my two cents.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 29 July 2020 at 2:43 pm UTC
Linuxwarper 7 days ago
RX 5700 XT prices is lousy. They were planning to sell it for $450 but slashed it to $400 before launch. It should cost $350 or less. Let's hope Intel can disturb the balance in GPU market like AMD has with Zen for CPUs.
The_Aquabat 7 days ago
Quoting: LinuxwarperRX 5700 XT prices is lousy. They were planning to sell it for $450 but slashed it to $400 before launch. It should cost $350 or less. Let's hope Intel can disturb the balance in GPU market like AMD has with Zen for CPUs.
I agree and the 5600 xt should cost 200 usd.
Shmerl 7 days ago
Quoting: Duke TakeshiCan't buy an AMD GPU as I'm doing machine learning and Nvidia cards are much better at that.

They are not better, but Nvidia locked many AI libraries into using CUDA instead of portable APIs like Vulkan or OpenCL. So these libraries make it look like it's "better" because they simply don't work with anything but Nvidia.

That's why CUDA is so disgusting.


Last edited by Shmerl on 29 July 2020 at 4:08 pm UTC
logge 7 days ago
Quoting: melkemindI've been using Nvidia GPUs for over a decade, but I'm strongly considering a switch after this new release. Hopefully, they'll be powerful and well-supported.
Exactly doing that, too. Just my Nvidia experience goes back right after dual voodoo 2


Last edited by logge on 29 July 2020 at 4:54 pm UTC
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