AMD Updates CPU/GPU Roadmaps to Reflect 3D Chiplet & CDNA 2 (MI200) Chiplet GPU Launch by Late 2021

AMD has updated its CPU and GPU roadmaps in the investor slide decks to reflect upcoming product launches, by the end of the year, or early next year. The most notable updates include the addition of 3D Chiplet design (3D V-Cache) and CDNA 2/MI200 data center accelerator (dual-chiplet design) to the CPU and Data Center GPU roadmaps, with an anticipated launch by the end of 2021. Unsurprisingly, the CPU core and consumer GPU roadmaps are unchanged, still showing the next major update sometime in 2022.

The 3rd AMD Infinity Architecture which is expected to be featured in the Frontier Supercomputer alongside Trento (custom Milan) and the MI200 GPU is also slated to land sometime in 2022. It’ll allow each Epyc CPU to be paired with up to 8 Instinct GPUs in a mesh interconnect of sorts. It’ll allow memory coherency across the various CPUs/GPUs, allowing each chip to access the data stored in the associated memory in a coherent manner, completely eliminating the need for direct management of memory copies on the program side.

On the CPU side, the Zen 4 “Genoa” server CPUs are slated for a 2020 launch, but strangely the client roadmap still hasn’t been updated, and only includes Zen 3 as the most advanced core architecture. The increased focus on notebooks is quite clear. The number of enterprise notebooks with Cezanne (Zen 3 mobile) is expected to triple in 2021, with more than 150 consumer notebooks planned for the mobile gaming and commercial space.

Via: 3DCenter

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