As a part of as we speak’s FY2019 earnings name, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su had a number of phrases to say about AMD’s future GPU plans – an surprising nugget of data since we weren’t anticipating AMD to disclose something additional at the moment.
In brief, for this yr AMD is planning on each Navi product refreshes in addition to components primarily based on the forthcoming RDNA 2 GPU structure. To cite Lisa Su:
In 2019, we launched our new structure in GPUs, it is the RDNA structure, and that was the Navi primarily based merchandise. It is best to anticipate that these will likely be refreshed in 2020 – and we’ll have a subsequent era RDNA structure that will likely be a part of our 2020 lineup. So we’re fairly enthusiastic about that, and we’ll discuss extra about that at our monetary analyst day. On the information centre GPU aspect, you also needs to anticipate that we’ll have some new merchandise within the second half of this yr.
All informed, it seems to be like AMD is setting themselves up for a Vega-like launch course of, launching new silicon to exchange their oldest current silicon, and minting new merchandise primarily based on current and/or modestly revised silicon for different components of their product stack. This might be similar to what AMD did in 2017, the place the corporate launched Vega on the high-end, and refreshed the remainder of their lineup with the Polaris primarily based Radeon RX 500 sequence.
However as at all times, the satan is within the particulars. And for that, we’ll have to remain tuned for AMD’s monetary analyst day in March.