- Oct 16, 2019
I am also going to also point out that Zen 4 could potentially mark the first product from AMD that's heavily affected by their financial success of Zen 2.Agreed. AMD has executed flawlessly since 2017. Quite some of their execution consistency can be attributed to TSMC's excellent 7nm process, but AMD took the right steps in architecture as well.
So here we have it, 2019-20 ZEN3 architecture versus ~2015-16 IceLake core with cache redesign and doubled ring. When people post those Cinebench/power comparisons I am smiling, if anything Intel is doing damn great with the resources they have on chip.
I think Alder Lake will offer a first core designed after ZEN1 hit, and we will see what Intel built to fight resurgent AMD. On process side they can't expect to have any advantages in next 3-4 years if ever.
After all, Zen 2 launched in mid 2019. Zen 4 is coming 3 years afterwards.
2022 should be a very interesting year.