AMD CEO Lisa Su said during the company’s second quarter earnings call that its many expected product launches are still scheduled for 2020. This includes its 7nm processors based on the Zen 3 architecture. and its RDNA 2 (or “Big Navi”) graphics cards. Su also reported that AMD has started initial production and shipping of next-generation console chips, including for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Both consoles are slated for release on the holiday.
This is all good news for people looking to upgrade their PCs with upcoming AMD parts, or those interested in purchasing a new console later this year. But it’s a shame for Intel, which recently suffered some big setbacks in the product roadmap. Intel has announced that it is pushing back its already delayed 7nm process debut for its processors until 2022. Additionally, Intel’s chief hardware officer, Dr. Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, is also leaving the company in August.
Su shared that part of AMD’s success over the past quarter has come from its Ryzen 4000 mobile processors, which power a growing number of really good laptops that, for the most part, deliver a lot of power and a solid battery life for them. money. In fact, Su said the revenue from these processors has grown “faster than any mobile processor in our history,” so they seem to be making an impression with people who buy laptops – the ones designed for them. games or others.
AMD still expects uncertainty throughout the year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But at least so far, the company’s more exciting consumer-focused launches are still on track.