PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X continue on their way to the end of 2020. With a pandemic in between and the busy launch schedule that awaits AMD in the second half of the year, there are those who fear the possibility of the postponement of the Launch of the consoles, although the manufacturer makes it clear: all its products will arrive as planned, without any delay in their dates.
On the occasion of the last quarterly meeting on AMD’s financial results (via Tech Radar ), CEO Lisa Su has reviewed the status of her products as they enter the second half of 2020, where she indicates that they are going to boost the production of PS5 and Xbox Series X components to ensure sufficient stock by the end of the year: “We have passed a significant milestone in the second quarter as we began initial production and shipments of our chips for next-gen game consoles, ” she says.
“We expect significant growth in the semi-custom [chip sales] during the second half as we drive production to support the launches of the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X,” added the AMD leader, in addition to confirming that There will be no delays in your production. The components of the consoles are not the only important novelty in the company’s calendar for 2020, with its RDNA 2 cards and its 7nm Zen 3 processors on the way, which will also arrive on schedule.
“Initial shipments of our next-generation Zen 3 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs are still on track for launch in late 2020, ” added Lisa Su. It is important to note that Intel, AMD’s main competitor in processors, has announced that its 7nm CPUs are delayed until 2022, so the second half of 2020 is shaping up to be a period of great strength for AMD if they meet the dates. planned. “The launches will represent strong growth for the second half of the year,” concluded the company’s CEO.
Therefore, whether you are a console player who wants to make the change this year, or PC users waiting for the new CPUs and GPUs with which to update their computer, it seems that AMD will have you covered this year. At the beginning of May, the American company already showed its confidence in the premiere of the new generation for this Christmas, and a little earlier, in March, AMD showed a technical demo of its ray tracing in real-time with DirectX 12, in advance of what awaits us in the coming years.