AMD is yet to reveal its next-gen Radeon Vega 20. While were are still waiting, AMD Radeon Vega 20 has been teased in new Final Fantasy 15 benchmarks.
As noted by VideoCardz, Final Fantasy 15 is a Nvidia title so it is surprising to see AMD Radeon Vega 20 listed in the game’s benchmark. AMD Radeon Vega 20 is the GPU that is based on the 7nm process node.
If this tease is any indication then we might see the full reveal later this year and a release in early 2019. Given that it is just a leak, take with a grain of salt.
Speaking of AMD, the company revealed during its recent earnings call that it failed to meet its target revenue. The reason for the missed target revenue is the downfall of cryptocurrency mining.
It seems that AMD expected too much of the cryptocurrency mining despite it craze settling down. AMD missed its target revenue by $50 million.
In graphics, the year-over-year revenue decrease was primarily driven by significantly lower channel GPU sales. Partially offset by improved OEM and datacenter GPU sales. Channel GPU sales came in lower than expected, based on excess channel inventory levels, caused by the decline in blockchain-related demand that was so strong earlier in the year.
While AMD has missed its target in the GPU sector but, it has made a splash in the CPU market. With its Ryzen CPUs, AMD is taking more and more of the CPU market from Intel. Also, a shortage of Intel’s CPU is helping AMD to take more of the share by filling the gap.
AMD’s 7nm Zen2 CPUs are next in line to launch and reportedly they offer 13% IPC gains over Zen+. One of the reasons for this gain in IPS is the fact that current Zen+ chips are based on the 12nm process node.
Furthermore, AMD also announced that its 2nd-gen Raven Ridge APUs will drop in late 2018. These APU will probably launch for laptops and Ryzen7 2800H is reportedly the first one to launch.