Among the items touched upon by AMD in today’s earnings release, CEO Dr. Lisa Su’s prepared remarks included a brief update on AMD’s GPU product roadmap.

For those of you wondering where AMD’s mobile Radeon RX 6000 (Navi 2x) parts are, you shouldn’t be waiting too much longer. At the start of this year AMD announced that RDNA2 mobile products would be launching in the first half of the year, and on today’s call, Dr. Su has confirmed that this is still the case. At this point the company is expecting the first notebooks using its mobile-suitable GPUs to launch later in the quarter – which means that the hardware itself should be shipping to OEMs and ODMs soon.

Overall, AMD is continuing to ramp production of GPUs in what continues to be a tight environment for 7nm production capacity at TSMC, as well as the packaging AMD’s advanced chips require. Today’s financial release didn’t include any further information on when additional (mid-range) desktop video cards would launch, but those are expected on a similar time scale as AMD’s mobile parts.

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  • klatscho - Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - link

    She did however mention that additional capacity would become available for GPU in the 2nd half of the year, so hopefully we see the current prices come down and more value products being launched.
  • imaheadcase - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    That, and China is set to crack down on mining hard, actually already has started, but they are seizing vast bitcoin wallets already.
  • ToTTenTranz - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    I think a more relevant contribution to higher availability of GPUs to consumers is Bitmain starting to sell an Ethereum miner that is ~4x more energy efficient than using GA102 GPUs.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    That's going to make a huge impact.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    Torn between my dislike of the Chinese government's authoritarian bullshit and my dislike of miners.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    Well my love of freedom is a little more important to me then being able to play the latest bing-bing-wahoo at 4k, so I'm going to go with being against the authoritarian bullshit. Besides, if they are banning mining for "wasting energy", then gaming should also be banned for the exact same reason. That is not a slippery slope anyone should encourage.
  • KaarlisK - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    Not quite. Mining bitcoin has no benefit. Gaming benefits human happiness.
  • DougMcC - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - link

    One could reasonably argue that the people who got rich off mining bitcoins were made happier. After all money doesn't buy happiness, except for the 100% of times when it does.
  • Morawka - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    China tells it's citizens to escape poverty by whatever means necessary. They run we markets that allow endangered species to be sold for food. They built some of the dirtiest coal plants in the world and in large numbers. The CCP really doesn't have any high ground here. I do wonder if the latest bearish trend on BTC has anything to do with these confiscated BTC wallets. The Chinease could be selling the confiscations immediately on the market.
  • Spunjji - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    Your comment translated to plain English: "I don't know much about China, but I sure do have some conspiracy theories I want to marry to my casual xenophobia".

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