It has been three years since the official launch of the sharp dragon processor on March 2, 2017. Now, amd has established its foothold in the high-performance CPU market. Today, at the financial analyst meeting, amd released the 5nm zen4 and 7Nm rdna2 roadmap, which is enough for a fan to be excited all day. Amd CTO mark papermaster also announced a better news,That is to say, Zen processor has shipped 260 million cores in three years since it was launched - AMD is too cunning. Here, it's about CPU core, not CPU sales.
Even if the average 8 cores per processor (including the Ruilong epyc), that 260 million core also means 30 million sales and nearly 10 million shipments per year.
Of course, in the first year of 2017, the 14 nm capacity of GF in the generation plant was still insufficient. It is estimated that the period of more shipments is from 2018 to 2019, especially after the release of 7 nm zen2, The core number continues to double, greatly increasing AMD CPU core number shipments.
The Zen3 architecture will also be introduced in AMD 2020, unlike the seven nm EUV previously thought, Zen3 still uses seven processes, which were not the same as last year,It should be the n7p enhanced version process of TSMC, which belongs to the second generation of 7Nm process but not the EUV lithography process.
In this way, the transistor density of zen3 should not be significantly different from that of zen2. It also makes people wonder whether the IPC performance of zen3 has been improved by 10-15% as rumoured.
In addition, if zen3 is a 7Nm DUV process, the possibility of increasing the number of cores can also be ruled out. It is still a desktop with a maximum of 16 cores and a server with a maximum of 64 cores. After all, it will be enough in the next two years.