Today came the news that TSMC will mass produce 5nm plus 5nm (5nm plus plus) in the fourth quarter of this year, and further news suggests that AMD appears to have decided to change the key process of the fourth-generation Vermeer processor (Vermeer, Vermeer). AMD’s earlier roadmap shows that the AMD Zen 3 family product is based on a 7nm process and will only upgrade to 5nm next year, although AMD’s fourth-generation Ryzen will be upgraded directly to 5nm plus due to unusually smooth progress.
This is in line with previous reports from the same source, when the wire reported that TSMC is building an exclusive 5nm process for AMD.
However, this also raises the issue of AMD’s need to postpone the release of the fourth generation of Ryzen, which was originally scheduled for September and October. Of course, AMD has never made a specific time for Zen3 before, saying only later this year that there is room for operation.
With more advanced technology, Zen3’s IPC increase of 15 to 20% or more is not impossible, even the frequency will feel higher.
In addition, AMD’s acceleration will help strengthen its competitive position, at least to maintain Intel’s clear advantage in the process.