Sample in 2018, shipping unknown
If there is one difference between journalists to financial investors about the Vega 7 nm there is a very different view. Now, Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD has confirmed that 7nm can be used for artificial intelligence and that it will sample in 2018.
Rayfield runs the RTG, David Wang engineering
Before anyone jumps the gun claiming that Mike Rayfield, the newly promoted Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) is ex Micron, we wanted to point out that he used to run Tegra for Nvidia before. The man who will replace Raja Koduri’s engineering talents comes from ATI and Synaptics. David Wang is now Senior Vice President of Engineering at RTG.
Leaked memo confirms it
Although most of the AMD team believed that Raja Koduri would be coming back to AMD RTG after his sabbatical, it appears that he is now gone for good.
Acer, HP and Lenovo volume in Q1 2018
When the CEO of the company confirms it at the company’s Q3 2017 financial conference call, it has got to be true.
Attractive Ryzen powered laptops
AMD hasn’t been the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to laptops for a long time but it looks like this is about to change very soon. Lisa Su, AMD's charismatic CEO, confirmed that Mobile Ryzen will be shipping for the holiday season. You can expect to see some announcements rather soon.
But most GPUs are sold to miners
Lisa Su was asked at Q2'17 investors conference call about the mining market and she was brave enough to say that the company didn’t plan its financials on the mining market boom. This sales tsunami did give AMD a great quarter, but at the expense that plucky gamers could not buy any cards.
Huge chip showcased
Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO, has showed the first Naples chip and, trust us, it looks good.
Sources close to the matter
Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on Intel’s cash cow in the server market.
$329 to $499 to challenge $1,050 Core i7 6900k
AMD's CEO Lisa Su took to the stage to formally introduce the AMD Ryzen 7 series of CPUs. One of the key points made in the introduction was a previous revisit of the idea that high performance computing defines the user experience. AMD did a great job pricing the parts making them really aggressive and affordable and managed to increase the IPC by at much as 52 percent.
Desktop, server then notebook
Summit Ridge, Ryzen is on track for Q1 2017, Naples, a server part is on track for Q2 2017 while AMD’s CEO confirmed that Raven Ridge Zen APU is on track to launch in the second half of 2017.