The company is ramping up new products across a diverse set of markets, delivering high-performance processors that meet customer demands.
At its Financial Analyst Day, AMD presented their long-term growth strategy, focusing on delivering products and technologies for the PC, immersive device, and datacentre markets. These markets are estimated to be worth ₹3.88 lakh crore ($60 billion) combined.
"Our long-term technology roadmaps position AMD to take advantage of the major shifts in the technology industry and deliver significant financial returns," said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su, in a press release. "We are entering the next phase of our growth strategy through ramping our phenomenal new products across a diverse set of markets."
AMD has launched the EPYC, ushering in a new era for high-performance server processors and the datacentre. With its high core count, memory bandwidth, and support for high-speed input/output (I/O) channels in a single chip, EPYC aims to revolutionise the dual-socket server market while simultaneously reshaping expectations for single-socket servers. Previously codenamed "Naples", this new family of high-performance processors for cloud-based and traditional on-premise datacentres will deliver the Zen x86 processing engine scaling up to 32 physical cores.
AMD noted that its upcoming consumer and commercial Ryzen processors leverage the company's x86 Zen core architecture to deliver more features, increased efficiency and performance.
"Our upcoming AMD Ryzen processor line-up builds on the foundation we have set to drive our further expansion into the high-performance desktop, premium consumer notebook, and commercial markets," said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Compute and Graphics business group.
Future AMD client compute processors include:
Consumer desktop PC solutions
Consumer notebook PC solutions
Commercial PC solutions
AMD also announced the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, its first graphics card based on the Radeon Vega architecture and as a solution for both machine learning and visualisation. With 64 compute units (4096 stream processors), Radeon Vega Frontier Edition delivers an estimated 25 TFLOPS of FP16 and an estimated 13 TFLOPS of FP32 peak performance. Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will be available for purchase in Q2 2017.
AMD detailed its next-generation processor, graphics, and platform technologies for server, client, graphics and semi-custom products. Its roadmap implements technologies that the company claims can deliver substantial performance and energy efficiency gains, accelerate the adoption of AMD technologies and expand the computing capabilities of a wide-range of systems.
"Our engineering focus remains on delivering a steady drumbeat of new high-performance CPU and GPU architectures that build on the strong foundations we have set with Zen and Polaris to drive broader adoption of our products," said Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer, AMD. "Infinity Fabric is the secret sauce within each of our products that allows us to bring together our leadership x86 CPUs and graphics in an efficient way…," he continued in a press release.
AMD's roadmap includes: