Among the items touched upon by AMD in today’s earnings release, CEO Dr. Lisa Su’s prepared remarks included a brief update on AMD’s GPU product roadmap.

For those of you wondering where AMD’s mobile Radeon RX 6000 (Navi 2x) parts are, you shouldn’t be waiting too much longer. At the start of this year AMD announced that RDNA2 mobile products would be launching in the first half of the year, and on today’s call, Dr. Su has confirmed that this is still the case. At this point the company is expecting the first notebooks using its mobile-suitable GPUs to launch later in the quarter – which means that the hardware itself should be shipping to OEMs and ODMs soon.

Overall, AMD is continuing to ramp production of GPUs in what continues to be a tight environment for 7nm production capacity at TSMC, as well as the packaging AMD’s advanced chips require. Today’s financial release didn’t include any further information on when additional (mid-range) desktop video cards would launch, but those are expected on a similar time scale as AMD’s mobile parts.


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  • Spunjji - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    Navi 21 on GloFo 12nm would be a comedy-bad product. Huge die, crushed clocks, not remotely competitive. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Sunday, May 9, 2021 - link

    'not remotely competitive.'

    You did read Hruska's article where he said used Hawaii cards are the best buy?
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  • Spunjji - Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - link

    @Oxford Guy - Used Hawaii cards are a good buy right now *because they are old and cheap* and because their performance has held up reasonably well over the years. This has absolutely no relevance to some speculative 12nm backport of RDNA 2. The idea makes no sense on any level. Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    GloFo doesnt have 7nm. At all. Pretty obvious why they are not being used. Reply
  • scineram - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    0 capacity would certainly help them out.
    Moron.
    Reply
  • yeeeeman - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    a bit late Reply
  • Smell This - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link


    C-mon, Van Gogh APU ...
    Make it so, Doc !
    Reply
  • nunya112 - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    I wonder if samsung/glo fo could do an 8nm of and chips.... make the midrange at these fabs to take away constraint issues with TSMC ??? Reply
  • supdawgwtfd - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    Samsung can't produce enough either...

    Hence team green having no cards as well.

    Gloflo cannot help. They have not 8nm process. Best thry can do is 14nm which wouldn't work at all.
    Reply
  • Tams80 - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    Samsung have their own process (and Global Foundaries 14nm and 12nm are licensed and based on it), so it would no sense for Samsung to offer up such valuable IP (even at high price).

    It's not like such fabs could pop-up overnight anyway. Hell, there aren't enough lithography machines available.
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