As part of AMD’s quarterly earnings presentation, the company has briefly reiterated its product plans for the second-half of the year. The company was previously slated to launch new CPUs and GPUs for the client and server markets late this year, and on today’s call the company has confirmed that those plans are on track.

On the client side of matters, both AMD’s new CPUs and GPUs are currently set to launch late in 2020. The first GPUs based on the company’s RDNA 2 architecture – which is also underpinning the new Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles – will be released later this year. And AMD is confirming that RDNA2 will eventually be a “full refresh” of the company’s GPU product stacks. Meanwhile the eagerly anticipated Zen 3 architecture is set to make its desktop debut late this year as well. As always, with these sorts of events it’s prudent to note that a commitment to launch a product by a certain date doesn't guarantee that AMD will be able to have it on retail shelves by that date – though it sounds like AMD is certainly going to give it their all to avoid disappointing their user base.

Meanwhile on the server side of matters, the picture is much the same. AMD reports that they are on track to begin shipping the Zen 3-based “Milan” EPYC processors late in 2020. As well, AMD’s first CDNA architecture GPU for the data center market is set to launch late this year as well.

Source: AMD



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  • dotjaz - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    That's not really a limiting factor. AMD doesn't currently have anything that can run RT even if they had RT capabilities. Reply
  • sorten - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - link

    I feel like AMD has reiterated their Zen 3 plans like 5 times in the past month. Or maybe I just visit too many tech blogs. Reply
  • FreckledTrout - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - link

    I think its been three times. People keep asking in disbelief. Lisa Su is not letting up just because Intel are falling behind. Speaking of if Intel didn't let up AMD wouldn't be here in the first place. Whenever the relentless pursuit of making the best product you can gets replaced with making the most profit you will be surpassed by your competitors. Reply
  • nevcairiel - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    I think its more like that the plans stand on contrast to recent releases. Releasing the XT line just now with plans to release Zen3 in a few months only makes the XT launch look weird. So one might rightfully wonder if Zen3 comes late. Reply
  • Timorous - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    The XT line up is there so when Zen 3 releases the baseline price will be where the X launch prices were. It means when you compare the 3900XT to the 4900X at a $499 retail price you will see a bigger perf/$ increase than if you compared it to the $420ish retail price for the 3900X. Reply
  • eek2121 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    The MSRP for the 3900X is $499.

    I believe the XT series was released as a bit of an early run for some of the node modifications that will be utilized for Zen 3.
  • PixyMisa - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - link

    Not just you. This is at least the third public announcement that Zen 3 will ship this year. Reply
  • name99 - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - link

    I'm guessing that (although they don't want to say it exactly) the primary communication message they are trying to get out is "We are not that other company, don't mix us up with them. We don't promise, delay, promise, delay, till items get shipped 2+ years after they were announced".

    For the mass public it's "Intel, AMD, what's the difference? They're both make computer chips? And I heard that there's apparently some major screwup that was made? I guess by AMD because I've only ever heard good things about Intel"
    THAT is what they are trying to prevent with these protestations on every occasion that Zen3 will come in on time and meeting specs.
  • - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Would be slightly embarrassing if they falter last minute and postpone to q1 '21 .. :D Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Probably because of the number of rumour articles about Zen 3 delays based on FUD and claiming the XT series as "evidence" 🙄 Reply

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