Not long ago, it was reported that TSMC was tailoring a 5nm advanced process for AMD, and even, AMD intended to postpone the release of Zen3, directly from the 7nm generation. Reports later questioned this, and insiders denied it. Now THAT VCZ has taken note of the revised enterprise PPT document on the AMD Investor Relations page, there are no changes to the three roadmaps, Caroline Rohwedder reiterated on AMD’s behalf that the Zen 3 chip will be built on the 7nm process and that Zen4 (EPYC branch code name “Genoa Genoa”) will be available at 5nm.
Of course, AMD didn’t make it clear that the Zen3’s 7nm was TSMC’s second generation, the 7nm plus, an improvement over Zen2. Although compared to 5nm is no longer a level, but TSMC 5nm main production capacity this year is bound to be Apple, Qualcomm, Huawei and other manufacturers package round, AMD one can not get a lot of goods, two will increase manufacturing costs, there is no need to be so radical.
In addition, it is also reported today that Zen3 may be postponed until January next year, to make room for new products such as Ryzen 3000XT series processors, Ryzen 4000 series desktop APU and so on. At the same time for AMD, the external pressure is not big enough to rely on new products to support, can continue to polish for a period of time.