AMD just announced a press event called Next Horizon. The meeting is scheduled for November 6th. The company does not provide any information about the expected products, but there is a good chance that Zen 2 architecture will be in the spotlight.
On November 6, AMD will present the future of its product catalog. The company promises to talk about innovations and its 7 nm technologies developed specifically for data centers. The invitations contain no further information and no details are given by the group.
Zen 2 could be present at the Next Horizon Event on November 6th
Given the name of this event “Next Horizon” and the events of the last Horizon presentation, there is a good chance that the Zen 2 architecture will be in the spotlight. We know it benefits from 7 nm etching and should be the first choice for AMD’s “pro” data center products. We’re talking about second-generation Epyc processors. The introduction of 7 nm should also take place for graphics products.
There is no assurance that products will be promoted to the “general public”. We expect this to happen next year and especially in the first half of the year. Despite a lack of detail, this new architecture would bring improvements to the IPC and solve some memory problems that have affected Ryzen since its inception and have improved with Zen+. The maximum frequencies of these processors are also expected to improve, an area where they are also lagging behind Intel’s competitors, while they are gradually improving.
We do not yet have much information about Zen 2. Recent rumors indicate a 13% increase in CPI compared to the current Zen 2 architecture used in second-generation Ryzen processors.
With a clear focus on 7nm, it is rumored that we could also hear about new Vega graphics cards at 7nm and perhaps see a sample product, as we have also seen some performance results in some places that might match an almost finished product that will be exhibited at this “Next Horizon” event.