As part of today’s FY2019 earnings call, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su had a few words to say about AMD’s future GPU plans – an unexpected nugget of information since we weren’t expecting AMD to reveal anything further at this time.

In short, for this year AMD is planning on both Navi product refreshes as well as parts based on the forthcoming RDNA 2 GPU architecture. To quote Lisa Su:

In 2019, we launched our new architecture in GPUs, it's the RDNA architecture, and that was the Navi based products. You should expect that those will be refreshed in 2020 - and we'll have a next generation RDNA architecture that will be part of our 2020 lineup. So we're pretty excited about that, and we'll talk more about that at our financial analyst day. On the data centre GPU side, you should also expect that we'll have some new products in the second half of this year.

All told, it looks like AMD is setting themselves up for a Vega-like release process, launching new silicon to replace their oldest existing silicon, and minting new products based on existing and/or modestly revised silicon for other parts of their product stack. This would be very similar to what AMD did in 2017, where the company launched Vega at the high-end, and refreshed the rest of their lineup with the Polaris based Radeon RX 500 series.

AMD's GPU Roadmap As Of July 2019

But as always, the devil is in the details. And for that, we’ll have to stay tuned for AMD’s financial analyst day in March.

Source: AMD FY2019 Earnings Call

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  • Alistair - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    It is a bad thing. I don't care about keeping an old video card. We are drowning in low frame rates, you just aren't playing the latest games. Try Red Dead Redemption 2 for example.
  • Korguz - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    by we.. you meant a few ?? no one i know is drowning in low frame rates. the main problem is.. to upgrade what one has isnt worth the price cause its either too expensive.. or the performance increase isnt worth the price
  • TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Screw off. Consumers are more then alllowed to complain when companies stop innovating.
  • Korguz - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    TheinsanegamerN thats funny.. where were all these consumers to complain about intel when they stopped innovating ?? when they stuck the main stream market at quad cores?? minor performace increases year over year and kept charging more each year.. it wasnt intel zen did intel give the mainstream more then 4 cores.. but intel STILL really isnt innovating... as wilsonkf said in the intel financials article : " Zen is out for 3 years. Intel should have done something big, not keep pushing the same arch on 14nm+++ only adding 2 more cores " even now.. intel STILL isnt innovating... they just keep rehashing the same cpus still..
  • Dizoja86 - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Korguz, are you new here? People are always ranting about Intel.
  • Korguz - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    nope.. just pointing something out to theinsanegamerN
  • lilkwarrior - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    4K is far more pixels to push to get higher performance—along with being much more expensive—and most gamers don't play 4K w/ GPUs more than enough for 1080p (what most do play); accordingly, there is less demand for new GPUs.

    For Nvidia it's different. They'd be cannibalizing themselves with little return at this point when their cards are next-gen ready but the next-gen hasn't arrived!
  • Alistair - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    there's never been such high demand for gpus, Borderlands 3 at 1440p barely stays above 60fps on ultra with a RX 5700 or GTX 1080
  • Alistair - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    in case my comment wasn't clear, like most enthusiast gamers, i have a 144hz monitor, so 60 hz doesn't cut it
  • TheWereCat - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Then use High instead of Ultra?

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