The AMD chief could not avoid mentioning future 7nm products at the quarterly report conference and therefore decided to make the main part of the statements about them in the prepared part of his speech. As explained by Lisa Su, preparation for the 7nm product announcement is in full compliance with the schedule previously scheduled. In the discrete graphics segment, the Navi architecture operators' debut is slated for the second half of the year, to be more precise, for the third quarter of this year. The first family products will be aimed at players.
The situation with video card inventory, which ended up being redundant after a decline in interest in cryptomeda production last year, improved in the first quarter. AMD expects that in the second quarter, the video card retail segment will show growth in sales and revenues, and the launch of Navi in the third quarter will only strengthen this trend.
For AMD, Navi is new, optimized for gaming. He promised many innovations at the architectural level. However, Lisa Su declined to talk about the possibility of supporting lightning in real time, promising to return to the subject of discussing the plans for the entire Navi family after the announcement of its first representatives.
But the AMD chief explained that Navi's 7-nm graphics solutions, which will be released in the third quarter, will be located in the price hierarchy below Radeon VII, which is now priced at $ 699. Recently, of printed circuit boards from one of the Navi graphics processors were leaked to the network, which allowed us to assume that this product has a 256-bit bus to work with GDDR6 memory. This set of features fits into the idea of video cards of the medium price category.
At the conference quarterly report, AMD also repeatedly reported that Sony had selected Navi graphics along with the Zen 2 processor architecture as the basis for the next-generation PlayStation video game console.
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