It is unclear if this will happen in the new generation
The head of AMD Lisa Su (Lisa Su) in an interview with several sources told about the company’s upcoming products and plans for their development.
AMD will continue to increase the number of cores in its CPUs but does not seek to reveal cards yet
For example, according to her, now AMD is working on two architectures at once: Zen 4 and Zen 5. The first should appear at the core of processors at the end of this year, and the second – in 2022, although AMD may well shift the schedule a little.
When it comes to Zen 4, you can recall the words of Rick Bergman – Vice President of AMD – who previously stated that the list of improvements to this architecture for Zen 3 would be as long as in the case of the transition from Zen 2 to Zen 3.K Also, AMD will switch to a new process technology, which will further increase performance and improve energy efficiency. True, the question regarding the number of cores, in this case, remained unanswered. Given the transition to 5nm standards, AMD could probably increase the number of cores in its CPUs, but it is not a fact that it will be advisable.
Speaking about the build-up of cores, Lisa Su said that this would definitely happen in the future, but only as the rest of the system scales.
There was also a question regarding Apple and its SoC M1. Still, neither AMD nor Intel can answer anything intelligible, since this is a tough and complex question. But Lisa Su said that more specialized solutions could be expected in the next two years, which will allow for greater market differentiation. AMD itself is likely to follow this path as well.