Exactly three years after the official launch of the Ryzen processor on March 2, 2017, AMD is now gaining ground in the high-performance CPU market, and AMD released a 5nm Zen4 and 7nm RDNA2 roadmap at today’s financial analyst meeting, enough for the A-meal to be exciting for a day. AMD CTO Mark PaperMaster also announced the better news that Zen processors have shipped 260 million cores in three years – AMD is too cunning, and this is the CPU core, not CPU sales.
Considering that amd’s processor core is generally above 6-8 cores, the server field is 16, 32 cores to 64 cores, it is difficult to estimate the average number of CPU cores.
Even if you count the average 8 core per processor (Ryzen EPYC), that 260 million cores mean 30 million sales, almost 10 million shipments a year.
Of course, in the first year of 2017, the 14nm capacity of the foundry GF is still insufficient, and it is estimated that the time period for shipments will be greater from 2018 to 2019, especially after the release of the 7nm Zen2, the core number continues to double, greatly increasing AMD’s CPU core shipments.
In 2020 AMD will also launch the Zen3 architecture, unlike previously speculated 7nm-EUV process, Zen3 uses the 7nm DUV process, but this is not the same process last year, should be TSMC’s N7P enhanced version of the process, belonging to the second generation of the 7nm process but not on the EUV lithography process.
As a result, the Zen3’s transistor density should be no different from Zen2’s, and it also makes it possible for people to sweat as much as the rumored 10-15% increase in The IPC performance.
In addition, if the Zen3 is 7nm DUV process, continue to increase the number of core may also be ruled out, is still the desktop up to 16 core, server up to 64 core, after all, in the next two years this is enough.