Update: An AMD representative has confirmed that the 5nm Zen 4 CPUs and RDNA 3 GPUs are actually on track for 2022, and not 2021 like this article originally stated. We have updated the article to reflect the correct information. The error is regretted.
The world of silicon is wild right now. Intel has announced that their 7nm process is delayed again. Meanwhile, everybody else in the race seems to just be getting faster. AMD has now confirmed that its 5nm process will be here for us to enjoy by
AMD recently had their Q2 earnings call, detailing their timelines for future plans. While the pandemic would make one expect delays with everything, AMD seems to be sure of rolling out CPU and GPUs based on 5 nm by the end of
We already have a roadmap for a 5nm Zen 4 EPYC Genoa series set to launch in
2021 2022. There wasn’t a mention of desktop chips, but since Zen 3 chips arrive by end of 2020, Zen 4 for 2021 2022 end does seem doable.
On the other hand, there are the RDNA 3 GPUs which will reportedly also be launched in the same timeframe. AMD did not specifically say it will use the 5nm process for these GPU chips. It instead announced for the chips to be based on an “advanced node”.
All of this is expected to help AMD in its game of catch-up with Intel. Thoughts? Hit us up in the comments, down below!