At the financial analyst conference early this month,Amd announced a new generation of CPU / GPU roadmap. It is expected to launch 5nm zen4 processor in 2022. This year, it will launch 7Nm zen3 processor and rdna2 graphics card. It is said that it is the fastest in July before, and the latest news is that it will be launched in October.With the landing of the sharp dragon 4000 series APU processor on the notebook, AMD's 7Nm zen2 architecture processor has come to an end since last July. The next step is the zen3 architecture, which is an upgrade of 7Nm zen2.
Second, the Zen3 architecture will continue to improve, IPC how much performance can improve is critical, AMD this time did not use Zen2 but used the code name of the Zen3 architecture, indicating that it is not a simple improvement, previously rumored to improve performance at about 10-15%.
Zen2 the IPC performance of the Zen architecture is about 15% higher than that of the architecture, the overall IPC improvement will be less than Zen2, after all, the process is only 7 to 7 nm.
Zen3 processor should also be launched on the desktop processor. The first product is expected to be the sharp dragon 4000 series, and the conventional names should be sharp dragon 9 4950x / 4900x7 4800x4 700X, sharp dragon 5 4600x4 600 / 4500X / 4500, etc.
As for the release time, it was said that it was in Q3, that is, some time from July to September. However, the latest news is October, which is about a quarter later than last year's zen2 release.
The late arrival may have something to do with the rdna2 graphics card, because this time amd also released zen3 and rdna2 graphics cards at the same time. The latter improved the energy efficiency by 50% based on rDNA again, and added the hardware optical tracking support, which is also the future ps5 and xsx host's defensive architecture.
In a word, in the golden season of October this year, amd launched a double shot, and at the same time, it launched a 7Nm zen3 processor and rdna2 graphics card, which were upgraded in an all-round way.