New desktop processors in the new production process will try to continue and even increase the success of I HAVE D Last year - and there are more detailed roadmaps for the coming years
In addition to its diverse products presented, in one way or another, the huge CES 2018 show - the company I HAVE D She also provided us with a glimpse of her updated plans for the coming year, as well as the next two years in line - up to 2020, with some surprises in relation to the publications we saw last year, and some confirmations to the rumors that have circulated outside of it lately.
Ryzen 2 andThreadripper 2 - This year
As rumors have been claimed over the past few months, the plans of the I HAVE D The 2018 year does not include the launch of Zen 2 products - but does include the launch of a new generation of Ryzen 2 processors, which will be based on slightly enhanced processing cores called Zen +, based on an up-to-date 12 nm production process with its global partner GlobalFoundries. The fresh production process should allow for about 10 percent performance in the same power consumption, and along with other improvements and improvements in product design, we can see that we can get more polished processors that will ensure competitive relationships with Intel Will be maintained throughout the year.
Starting in April 2018 we will see new Ryzen 2000 desktop processors, probably without increasing the available first-generation processing cores - and from July 2018 to December 2018 we should also get Threadripper 2 multicore processors and Ryzen Pro 2 processors. What does not appear anywhere on the road map that is allegedly showing the entire current year is a reference to the intention to launch Ryzen models Mobile New with the Zen + cores or Ryzen stationary graphics-integrated cores - where the names of those products already starting with 2 may indicate that we do not intend to offer these updated products, but make the transition directly to the core cores.Zen attitude 2.
Vega in the leap of a couple generations
The main surprise in the road map of I HAVE D Its graphic processing architecture is that the heir to theVega There will be… Vega, this time in an innovative 7 nm manufacturing process. The company decided to give up its intention to upgrade Vega To the production process at 12 nm this year, and will instead invest maximum efforts in adapting the existing production process (it is not at all clear whether it is GlobalFoundries or TSMC, With various rumors pointing in both directions), already at the beginning of 2019.
This does not mean that we will not see new video card launches in 2018 - it seems quite likely that we will see new Vega-based "classic" cards in the mid-market and low-end markets - and the company is even aiming to provide first-hand professional cards from the FamilyRadeon Instinct partners are often centralized, based on Vega At 7 nm, even before the end of the year.
After the next Vega, another 7 generation will be named, Navi (maybe less than a year from Vega's 7 nm introduction? We can only guess), and by the time of 2020 we should see the next-generation, which does not even have a code name - based on On another enhanced manufacturing process known as 7 Plus, similar to how the14 nm Plus inGlobalFoundries Received the 12 nm nickname in the end.
Zen 2 is already ready
The company's roadmap to the core of the company did not pour out piles of new information, but stated that the main and central development work for the next generation cores, Zen attitude 2, based on the 7 nm manufacturing process, is already over - which may be a hint that the launch of first commercial products (theRYZEN 3000, presumably) will come as early as the beginning of the year 2019, and with little luck perhaps even a little before the end of 2018.
After Zen 2 should reach significantly enhanced Zen 3 cores based on the 7 Plus process, somewhere during the 2020 year - when we are not surprised if between these generations we will receive more products with Zen 2 + cores, which will be a minor improvement to leave a fair amount of interest in its products of I HAVE D At any given time.
Finally, graphics cards for mobile devices
The company's dessert was the announcement of new dedicated graphics cards for mobile devices, after a considerable time in which we saw mainly limited availability and very rare versions of the Polaris architecture,Radeon RX 550 BASIC. The new models will be based on the latest Vega architecture in the 14 nm, of course, with a thinning thickness (1.7 millimeters, similar to the most compact products on the market from NVIDIA) Memories HBM2, which will be built with them based on a silicon interferometer, for the first time on a graphics card Mobile discreet.
We do not have any further details on the models offered in this new family, but the mention of ultra-thin computers on several occasions in the exposed general transparencies indicates that these will not necessarily be products that will compete withGeforce GTX 1080 in its mobile configuration, but those that will be designed for proper gaming performance in medium power consumption as low as possible. However, this should be a major improvement in both capabilities and competitiveness compared to thePolaris And we hope to see first real products as quickly as possible.
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