You read it again and again and everywhere, but it’s still interesting to see how more and more top managers at AMD are commenting on the introduction of the next generation. The latest statement comes from AMD’s Executive Vice President of Computing and Graphics, Rick Bergman, who said that the next generation will set a new benchmark in high-performance computing and confirmed that the next generation of the Zen 3 CPU family, codenamed Ryzen 4000 “Vermeer”, will be introduced later this year.
The AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop CPU family is one of the most eagerly awaited CPU launches of 2020, even by end customers. There are many reasons to choose the next generation, but the most important is undoubtedly the use of 7nm+ Zen 3 cores, which are expected to provide a huge increase in IPC and performance efficiency. In his statement on the AMD Corporate Blog, Rick Bergman said that AMD will continue its journey into high performance with Zen 3-based client processors and that we haven’t seen the best of it yet.
So, what’s next for AMD in the PC space? Well, I cannot share too much, but I can say our high-performance journey continues with our first “Zen 3” Client processor on-track to launch later this year. I will wrap by saying you haven’t seen the best of us yet…
Rick Bergman is Executive Vice President of Computing & Graphics at AMD.
The Ryzen platform has already confused the CPU market since its introduction in 2017. Since then one could see how each Ryzen successor became better and better. It is expected that the Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 CPUs will of course continue this trend, but based on the quote from Rick, it also looks like AMD may have a big surprise up its sleeve with Zen 3. One may therefore remain tense.