AMD’s March investor presentation shows that this year we will not be getting anything new from AMD when it comes to graphics cards and while this is something that we have already speculated, this seems to make things solid. AMD Vega and Polaris related products will continue to be released into the market and this means that you will need to wait for Navi and the unnamed next-generation GPU architecture.
We talked about mobile graphics solutions from both Nvidia and AMD and which of the two would come out on top. You can read all about that here. AMD Vega will be refreshed this year and will be moving to the 7nm process which should bring some improvements but don’t expect too much. You can check out the investor slides below:
While AMD Vega did not turn out as expected we were hoping that AMD Navi would be better but it seems that is not the case either as insider sources claim that development on AMD Navi is going poorly. We talked about how AMD Navi should be removed from the roadmap and AMD should skip to the next generation architecture in order to compete with Nvidia but keeping in mind the resources that are spent on research and development, it is highly unlikely that will be the case.
As of right now, graphics cards prices are pretty high and it seems that is not going to change anytime soon. According to Nvidia:
All new cell phones coming out by Apple and Samsung (and others) last year started using the same memory as graphics cards. Apple and Samsung are willing to pay more for this memory to make sure they get it first and all of it that they need. This has created a shortage of memory for the much smaller companies like MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, and EVGA to make graphics cards.
While AMD has done well in the CPU market, the same cannot be said about the graphics market and we are interested in seeing how well upcoming AMD graphics cards will do as compared to the ones that we have on the market right now. I doubt that moving to the 7nm process alone will get the job done.
Let us know what you think about no new AMD graphics cards on the market this year and the company moving to the 7nm architecture instead of introducing a new architecture. Do you think it will be enough to take on Nvidia?