President and CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, took a moment recently to speak about AMD’s plans for 2020. Covering a number of topics ranging from market opportunities and technological investments, to something a few of us are interested in, high performance gaming, she spoke with CRN. It is a short piece with very few specific details but does reinforce that AMD is staying the course in 2020.
AMD and their channel partners see great opportunities with the need for high performance computing power. This spans all types of enterprise solutions from data centers to commercial PCs. 2020 will see investments made into RDNA GPU,and Zen CPU, architectures continuing on a 3-5 year road map. That map will advance with new generations of EPYC, Ryzen, and Radeon products. Strengthened by a focus on gaming, high performance, and data centers they plan to expand further into these and new markets.
It may sound like a catchphrase but she states that “2020 will be the year of high-performance computing”. From emerging chiplet designs to increase cores we are seeing such things on every side of the consumer market. She finishes by expanding on it saying that AMD’s mission is to leverage and solve these challenging problems. AMD definitely had a huge year in expanding in these arenas. We saw them gain multiple new contracts throughout Europe for data center solutions and even a multi-year deal with Mercedes. We also saw their Ryzen 3000 generation processors take on rival Intel even as Intel criticized the core count increases. AMD is not the only player expecting to have a big year in 2020. Both Intel and NVIDIA are expected to release new information in the coming months for new products. From gaming to professional vectors it should be an exciting year for all.