AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen & Vega Coming On 12nm Next Year

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AMD yesterday announced it would be transitioning its Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs to 12nm LP technology next year. This announcement came via company’s CTO Mark Papermaster, who confirmed alongside GlobalFoundries at 12LP volume production will begin in the first quarter of next year. This second generation Ryzen and Vega products are expected to be available on the market soon after that.

AMD Ryzen & Vega Getting The 12nm Treatment in 2018

AMD also revealed at its FAD event earlier this that it will be rolling out two new-gen of architectures over next three years to succeed its Zen CPU architecture and Vega Graphics architecture.

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Source: Patrick Moorhead

Zen 2 and Zen 3 microarchitectures designs built on 7nm and 7nm+ will be replacing 14nm Zen x86 CPU. Similarly Succeeding Vega graphics architecture will be Navi and unnamed “next-gen” graphics architecture will be based on 7nm and 7nm+.

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The company will be introducing Ryzen and Vega refreshes before rolling out Zen 2 and Navi. Updates which were initially planned on 14nm+, but these products will now instead made on GlobalFoundries newly announced 12LP node. It is yet unclear, Whether AMD’s upcoming Vega 11 GPU will be based on 14nm tech or part of this 12LP refresh.

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NVIDIA will also be transitioning its GeForce lineup of graphics cards to 12nm FinFET technology next year. PC gamers and enthusiasts should have a lot to look forward to next year.

AMD 400 SeriesAMD 500 SeriesAMD 600 SeriesAMD 700 SeriesGeForce 10 SeriesGeForce 20 Series
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris / VegaVega 2NaviPascalVolta
Process NodeGF 14nm LPPGF 14nm LPPGF 12nm LPGF 7nm FinFETTSMC 16nm FFTSMC 12nm FF
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5 / HBM2HBM2HBM3GDDR5/XGDDR6
GPUsPolaris 10, Polaris 11Polaris 20, Polaris 21, Vega 10, Vega 11TBANavi 10, Navi 11GP102, GP104, GP106, GP107GV102, GV104, GV106, GV107
Year20162017201820192016-20172018

AMD CPU Roadmap

AMD Summit RidgeAMD Pinnacle Ridge
Product FamilyRyzen 2000 SeriesRyzen 3000 Series
Process Node14nm12nm
CPU CoresUp to 8Up to 8
GPU ArchitectureN/AN/A
TDP65W-95W65W-95W
SocketAM4AM4
Memory SupportDDR4DDR4
Launch20172018
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