AMD yesterday released the fourth generation mobile Ryzen processor, the mobile version of the RX 5700M/RX 5600M graphics card, the Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor, I believe that everyone has a lot of problems, in fact, after the CES 2020 release, there is an AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su’s Q/A session, Anandtech editor participated in this q/A session, we are interested in this question and answer.
Q: The design of the fourth-generation Ryzen mobile processor began three years ago, so why use Vega as a core instead of Navi?
A: We’ll integrate the right parts at the right point in time, Vega is a well-known proven solution and well-optimized, so the plan has always been a combination of Zen 2 plus Vega, but it’s important to be clear that you’ll see the Navi architecture in our APU, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.
Q: Will real-time ray tracing in the graphics card be as important as NVIDIA says?
A: I’ve said before that ray tracing is important and I still believe it, but if you look at where we are today, it’s too early for us. We’ve invested a lot of money in ray tracing and the surrounding ecosystem, and our two partners have said they’re using ray tracing. As you’d expect, our discrete graphics cards will also support ray tracing in 2020, and while it’s a bit early to talk about light, the entire ecosystem needs to evolve and we need more games, software, and applications to use it to drive it.
Q: Do you think AMD has to compete in the high-end market and rivalry?
A: I know that Raddit people want high-end Navi, and the single market, especially the high-end solo market, is very important to us because we have high-end Navi graphics cards, and of course I don’t usually comment on unreleased products.
Q: For the past three years, AMD product launches have been launched every 12-14 months, can we see Zen 3 this year?
A: We’re going to be very active in CPU charting, and we’re very proud that Zen 2 is the best CPU kernel right now. Zen 3 is doing well and we’re very pleased with that and you’ll hear more about it in 2020. Let me be more clear: you’ll see Zen 3 in 2020!