Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has a lot to upgrade if it wants to surpass Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) in the competition. The arch-rival companies have always tried to get ahead of each other in the tech-market launching new updates and innovations one after the other. However, as of now, it seems that AMD holds the cards with Intel struggling to get rid of its excess baggage and its new launches still far away beyond 2019.
The latest report says that AMD it is preparing for the launch of next-gen Zen 2 processors with 7-nanometer tech in 2019. The sampling for the same is currently in the process under which the company is testing Radeon Instinct machine learning graphics cards that use 7-nanometer Vega-based technology. Dr. Lisa Su, AMD CEO stated that its GPU’s will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) and will use the processors and other products from Global Foundries. AMD has surprised the industry experts with its decision to use graphics tech from TSMC as both the companies are competing for a lead in the same niche with the latter currently leading the race.
On the other hand, Intel’s 10-nanometer “Cannon Lake” chips is expected to take more time to come and will be ready only after 2019. So, there are big chances that AMD might sneak ahead in the competition. And it seems the company has already started doing so with its latest launch of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1.
The new edition will provide beta level support for the recently released Windows 10 April 2018 update. This 1803 version also offers a minor update for Microsoft OS Occasion such as several bugfixes related to games. The American Multinational Semiconductor Company also recently came out with a batch of second-generation Zen chips which runs on 12-nanometer tech. It is the refined version of the existing 14-nanometer tech and which soon will be upgraded to 7-nanometer by the next year.
AMD Inspiring Intel To Drop Excess Baggage?
AMD recently went back to its benchmark products with the launch of Ryzen octacore processors and its arch-rival Intel seems to be taking a cue from it. The California-based multinational company’s primary expertise lies in x86 processors. The company has decided to start from the basics, narrow down its product list by dropping wearables and Wind River subsidiaries and focusing on what it does the best.