In its earnings call, AMD offered a little more detail about the launch of its next generation processors, built using the Zen 2 architecture and TSMC’s 7nm manufacturing process and including a new GPU architecture, Navi, again built on 7nm. Server-oriented EPYC-branded chips (codenamed Rome) should be shipping to customers in the third quarter of this year, and so too will Navi-based video cards.
In November last year, AMD outlined the [...]
AMD today charted out its plans for the next few years of product development, with an array of new CPUs and GPUs in the development pipeline.
On the GPU front are two new datacenter-oriented GPUs: the Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50. Based on the Vega architecture and built on TSMC’s 7nm process, the cards are aimed not primarily at graphics (despite what one might think given that they’re called GPUs) but rather at machine learning, high-performance computing, and rendering applications.
MI60 will come with 32GB of ECC HBM2 (second-generation High-Bandwidth [...]