AMD has revealed that it is planning to unveil its next-generation Zen 3 processors and RDNA2 GPUs in late 2020. The announcement was made during the company’s recent Financial Analyst Day.
“Our multi-generational computing and graphics roadmaps are designed to significantly accelerate revenue growth and deliver strong shareholder returns,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “We are focused on relentlessly executing our leadership IP roadmaps and aggressively introducing advanced technologies to drive sustained market share gains across the large and growing high-performance PC, gaming and data center markets.”
According to the roadmap shared by AMD, the company’s “Zen 3” processors will be unveiled sometime in late 2020 and will still be built on the same 7nm process as its Zen 2 processors, albeit with some expected improvements. The Zen 3 processors will then be followed by the Zen 4 processors sometime in 2021 or 2022 that will then be built on a new 5nm process, although AMD has yet to share any details on that.
The company also announced that we’ll be seeing its next-generation RDNA2 GPUs by late 2020 as well. Dubbed “Navi 2X”, the new GPUs are said to feature a 50% performance-per-watt improvement over their first-generation RDNA GPUs and is targeted towards 4K gaming. The new RDNA2 will also support hardware-accelerated ray tracing (something that was missing from RDNA cards), variable rate shading (VRS), and more.