1 Reply Latest reply on May 15, 2018 12:40 PM by ajlueke

    New AMD roadmap confirms Vega 7nm, Zen 2 2019; Navi, Zen 3 2020

    black_zion

      This essentially confirms 7nm Vega will not be limited to professional level applications, as AMD would not allow nVidia to remain uncontested for a year in a critical time when GPU shipments are plummeting due to cryptocurrency falloff.

       

      7nm AMD Zen 2, Vega And Navi Are On Track, 7nm+ Zen CPUs And Next-Gen GPUs For 2020 Confirmed | SegmentNext

       

      7nm AMD Zen 2

      7nm AMD Vega and AMD Navi

        • Re: New AMD roadmap confirms Vega 7nm, Zen 2 2019; Navi, Zen 3 2020
          ajlueke

          AMD allowed Intel to remain uncontested in the high end desktop CPU space for several years.  There were no excavator or steamroller updates to the FX line.  Piledriver remained the high end until AMD was able to launch Ryzen last year.  AMD wasn't going to make those processors and then sell them at the price they would need to be at to be competitive with Intel's offerings.  I imagine we'll see a similar track with Vega.  It will remain the high end GPU until the GCN architecture is replaced in 2020.  We may see 7nm vega updates in the mobile line and APUs (see steamroller and excavator), but I doubt we'll see discrete RX boards.