It was Mark Papermaster, CTO of AMD, who in an interview with our Anandtech colleagues said the words. In its words, AMD wants to continue to bring new processors to the market with cadence between 12 and 18 months between each release, and with those looking to deliver a CPI increase of 7% or more, something that translates into an 18-month (18-and-a-half-month) brightness 10.7% increase.
“We have seen the industry increase by increasing the IPC capacity by 7% when we talk about single-use, and our aim is to exceed that growth in each product generation. With our latest release, we have improved this industry standard and exceeded the expectations of all users. »
AMD improves the power of its processors for each generation
This is true, and it would be absurd to introduce new generations in another way. Higher CPI corresponds better performance, but it depends on many factors though the most influential factor is the manufacturing process and, most of all, the construction of small structures. Zen 3 will be made using a EUV (Extreme Ultra Violet) process at 7 nm
Also, during an interview Papermaster also touched on the issue, noting that AMD already had teams of dedicated engineers both development of Zen 4 from Zen 5, and the most distant generations (text names). This means that AMD does not seem to be trying to maximize the power of its management, and in fact it seems they have their eyes on the future. Of course, AMD has greatly improved performance with Ryzen processors and that Intel really stands out
Now, how will AMD do it? Many rumors suggest that designing in MCM format could be futuristic, but also chiplets. In any case, it all looks like the current infrastructure and processor architecture will expire sooner rather than later, and both AMD and Intel have to hold on to stay out of the limelight. And, according to Papermaster, AMD seems to be doing their homework.