AMD CEO announces new processor powered by TSMC at COMPUTEX

05/23/2022 11:31 PM
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AMD chairwoman and CEO Lisa Su (蘇姿丰). From the COMPUTEX TAIPEI Youtube channel.

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Lisa Su (蘇姿丰), chairwoman and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), announced on Monday that the newest processor to be developed by the company will be powered by process nodes from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker.

Su made the announcement during a virtual keynote speech at the invitation of COMPUTEX, Taiwan's internationally renowned annual technology trade show, and its organizer, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

The speech, titled "AMD Advancing the High-Performance Computing Experience," was presented virtually over COMPUTEX's Youtube channel to all attendees and anyone interested in receiving updates on the latest technology. It was billed as the opening event of COMPUTEX 2022, which is officially held May 24-27 in Taipei.

During the speech, Su elaborated AMD's strategy of covering the market with high functioning processors, stating that the company's Ryzen 6000 processor has been incorporated into many gaming and business laptops.

This fall, AMD plans to roll out the next-generation Ryzen 7000-series CPUs for desktop computers, she said, and the Ryzen 7000 processors will be powered by TSMC's 5nm process nodes, which were designed with gamers in mind.

The processor also has two Zen 4 Core Complex Dies that are built using TSMC's 5nm process and a singular I/O die based on TSMC's 6nm process node, according to Su.

In addition, Zen 4 itself includes 1MB of L2 cache per core and processor frequency up to 5.4GHz, making it 15 percent faster in single-core workloads than the Zen 3.

Moreover, the processor's built in RDNA 2 architecture make it compatible with the latest memory and extension tech, including the pcie gen5 redriver and DDR5 SDRAM, ensuring it is optimal for both gamers and artists, Su said.

(By Chang Chien-chung and James Lo)


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