AMD’s new 2nd generation EPYC processors weren’t the only thing to get excited about at this week’s launch event. The company also confirmed that it has completed the design phase for Zen 3, which improves upon its predecessor with a refined 7 nm+ process.
And that’s not all: AMD also teased that work into Zen 4 is well underway. According to TechPowerUp, enthusiasts may be getting their hands on the first Zen 3 products sometime next year, while Zen 4 could debut in 2021.
The “Zen 3” microarchitecture is designed for the next big process technology change within 7 nm, EUV (extreme ultraviolet), which allows significant increases in transistor densities, and could facilitate big improvements in energy-efficiency that could be leveraged to increase clock-speeds and performance. It could also feature new ISA instruction-sets.