AMD Zen 3 to Start Production of in 2020?

AMD is making 2020 a haven for tech analysts, enthusiasts, and hobbyists alike as they are reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation CPU and GPU. In its latest roadmap, AMD Zen 3 core and the 2nd Generation RDNA architecture is said to be scheduled for release next year. So what’s in store for AMD Zen 3?

AMD Zen 3 Rumored Specs

As reported by WCCFTech.com, AMD plans to utilize TSMC’s bleeding-edge 7nm+ process node. This chip is said to deliver higher performance and efficiency rating compared to existing products in the market. Compared to Zen 2 which is the first processor architecture to be based on the 7nm node, Zen 3 is based on a 7nm+ node which reportedly has 20% more transistors than Zen 2. In addition, the 7nm+ process node is said to be 10% better when it comes to efficiency.

According to the report, one of the flagship products based on Zen 3 core architecture is the 3rd Gen EPYC line which will be called “Milan”. It was reported before that a singular node of the Milan CPU has 64 cores and 128 threads and AVX2 SIMD (256-bit) and has support for 8-channel DDR RAM.

The design of AMD Zen 3 7nm+ has already been completed as some reports say, suggesting that production could commence sometime in 1H of 2020.

As collated by WCCFTech.com, here is AMD’s CPU roadmap:

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) Zen (3) Zen (4)
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ 5nm/6nm?
High-End Server (SP3) EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 TBD TBD
High-End Desktop (TR4) Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop (AM4) Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU (AM4) N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso 14nm Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renior) Ryzen 5000 Series
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021?

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