The plans of the chip developer for the next two years are revealed in the framework of a new road map
After the successful launch that proved to us that there is no reason to eulogize its technological capabilities, it is hard not to be interested and to wonder what other products might present us AMD Under its new architecture - and now we get a partial answer to that, which takes us a year and a half into the future.
The second half of 2017 should still provide us with a meeting with the company's Raven Ridge processor generation that has already been officially unveiled, very superficially - but it will only happen in the mobile world, with models based on a soldered BGA FP5 chassis, with up to four physical cores in architecture The Zen and up to 11 processing clusters in the built-in graphics core, which will ostensibly be based on the Vega architecture. We do not know how many models will actually contain this maximum amount of units at the core of the graphics, and what power envelope will be derived from it - but on the face of it this is an absolutely impressive figure, which can provide performance not far from those of a card Radeon RX 460, allegedly.
In the stationary market, we will continue to see the Summit Ridge, or Ryzen, if you prefer, for the performance market, and the Bristol Ridge family as a reminder of the glamorous bulldozer era for the mainstream market. In 2018, the situation is expected to improve and change, with Raven Ridge processors integrated with graphics cores from the Vega generation to be introduced for the mainstream market with up to four cores (those who dreamed of an APU unit with six or eight physical cores) Core Powerful graphics will probably have to wait a little longer, and Pinnacle Ridge processors will replace the Summit Ridge performance market with up to eight processing cores - though those that will already be based on the upgraded Zen 2 architecture, which claims to provide a 5 to 15 percent improvement in performance for Core Individual operating at the same frequency.
In the mobile market we will continue to see the Raven Ridge models also during the next year, without any declared changes or improvements compared to a family that should arrive in stores this year, while at the same time in the world of ultra-economical processors we will continue to see in 2018, unfortunately, the family The Stoney Ridge in a refreshing dual-core version, which will be the last remaining male from the era of bulldozer architecture and its three derivatives - so if you believe this road map, toAMD There is no real intention to improve its competitiveness against Core M processors (in other words, processors with a thermal envelope of less than 10 watts) Intel In the near future.
It will be very intriguing to see the balance of power in the market over the next year, when Intel is supposed, by a variety of leaks, to start offering us processors with six processing cores both in the fixed and mobile worlds,AMD May continue to turn to better cost-benefit ratios with fewer cores - but perhaps with superior built-in graphics capabilities. Until then, we will focus on waiting for the Raven Bridge models that will illustrate to us the potential of Zen In environments with limited power consumption and temperature limits.