With less than two months to go in 2019, this year is an extremely important year for AMD, one is 50 years, and the other is that they have launched a 7nm process of Ryzen, EPYC processor and Navi graphics card, performance, process at the same time catch up with or even surpass the competition, Q3 results also set a 15-year best record.
Compared with the K8 , AMD has now had nothing more than that, because although AMD in the k8 era in single-core performance, but in fact only won a battle, the AMD pattern has no fundamental impact, then AMD capacity or problems, and did not attack the most core OEM market.
Now AMD is different, not only the DIY market has the advantage, notebook, OEM market is also in full bloom, more importantly, AMD Zen road map is very stable, no worries.
There is another key factor – at that time the opponent and the current opponent state is not the same, p4 after Intel’s counter-attack was very quick, adjusted the structure, the new process immediately reversed the trend, and now AMD in the process to maintain the lead.
Not only that, AMD is more confident when talking about future products, CEO Su Zifeng previously mentioned at the earnings conference, AMD said 7nm is a good node, the future will be timely upgrade to the 5nm process, this process will also bring AMD a lot of technical advantages.
However, Su Zifeng stressed that although the process is good, the more critical is the architecture design, AMD’s future products will not only rely on process leadership, more from the architectural perspective to tap the potential.
AMD Su’s statement came as no surprise, in fact, it was similar earlier, and she stressed that Moore’s Law, while still effective, has slowed down and that future CPU development will require more innovative CPU architecture.
AMD has previously mentioned that the IPC performance of the Zen2 architecture has improved by at least 15%, with 60% of the improvement coming from The Zen2’s microkernel architecture and 40% on 7nmn process and frequency improvement.