RDNA 3 GPUs to Feature 50% Better Performance per Watt, First Details on Zen 5 (2024, V-Cache), and More Revealed at AMD Financial Analyst Day 2022

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AMD had quite a bit to share about its next-generation hardware and software during its recent Financial Analyst Day event, now available to watch in full as part of a webcast presentation that includes numerous slides detailing various technology and product portfolio updates from the company, including expanded multi-generational CPU core, graphics, and adaptive computing architecture roadmaps. Among the highlights include the RDNA 3 graphics architecture, which AMD says features over 50% better performance per watt than its predecessor, an exciting detail for prospective owners of the upcoming Radeon RX 7000 Series, and early insight on the next-gen Zen 5 CPU architecture, which is expected to launch by 2024. These advanced chips will be built on a 4|3 nm process and count V-Cache models among its options. AMD also confirmed that Zen 4 boasts up to a 10% IPC increase and over 15% greater single-threaded performance, with additional slides teasing Ryzen 8000 Series APUs for 2024.

Technology and Product Portfolio Updates Highlights:

  • “Zen 4” CPU core expected to power the world’s first high-performance 5nm x86 CPUs later this year. “Zen 4” is expected to increase IPC 8%-10% and deliver more than a 25% increase in performance-per-watt and 35% overall performance increase compared to “Zen 3” when running desktop applications.
  • “Zen 5” CPU core planned for 2024, which is built from the ground up to deliver performance and efficiency leadership across a broad range of workloads and features and includes optimizations for AI and machine learning.
  • AMD RDNA 3 gaming architecture that combines a chiplet design, next generation AMD Infinity Cache technology, leading-edge 5nm manufacturing technology, and other enhancements to deliver more than 50% greater performance-per-watt compared to the prior generation.
  • The “Phoenix Point” mobile processor planned for 2023 will bring together the AMD “Zen 4” core architecture with AMD RDNA 3 graphics architecture and AIE, followed by the “Strix Point” processor planned for 2024. “Phoenix Point” innovations include the AIE inference accelerator, image signal processor, advanced display for refresh and response, AMD chiplet architecture, and extreme power management.
  • The “Zen 4”-based Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, which are expected to deliver faster clock speeds and greater single and multi-threaded performance compared to Ryzen 6000 processors, will be followed by “Zen 5”-based “Granite Ridge” processors.
  • “Navi 3x” products are expected to launch later this year, built on the next-generation AMD RDNA 3 gaming architecture.

Today at its Financial Analyst Day, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) outlined its strategy to deliver its next phase of growth driven by the company’s expanded portfolio of high-performance and adaptive computing products spanning the data center, embedded, client, and gaming markets.

“From the cloud and PCs to communications and intelligent endpoints, AMD’s high-performance and adaptive computing solutions play an increasingly larger role in shaping the capabilities of nearly every service and product defining the future of computing today,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD chair and CEO. “The close of our transformational acquisition of Xilinx and our expanded portfolio of leadership compute engines provide AMD with significant opportunities to deliver continued strong revenue growth with compelling shareholder returns as we capture a larger share of the diverse $300 billion market for our high-performance and adaptive products.”

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