AMD is reportedly trying to offset the ill-effects of chip shortages which have been plaguing electronics users ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Tongfu Microelectronics, one of AMD’s partners, has revealed that it is planning to increase the production of upcoming AMD CPUs and GPUs, which could include the AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 and Radeon RX 7000.
Tongfu Microelectronics announced that its net income was 15.812 billion yuan in 2021, thus registering a 46.84 percent YoY increase. The company’s deputy general manager Xia Xin said that AMD will mitigate the supply chain shortage as TSMC continues to ramp up production.
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs (codenamed “Raphael”), which are manufactured on their new 5nm process, will reportedly go into mass production later this month. The Ryzen 7000 could launch around late September this year, and will compete with the likes of Intel’s upcoming 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” CPUs. Additionally, AMD could also unveil its new RDNA 3 graphics architecture alongside the Zen 4 CPUs.
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AMD’s new CPUs will be based on the Zen 4 architecture and will be fabbed on TSMC’s new 5nm processes. The Zen 4-based desktop CPUs will feature 16 cores and 32 threads, with a TDP of up to 170W. They will reportedly come with a new AM5 socket (LGA 1718), DDR5 memory, and PCIe 5.0 support.
Back in February, AMD had launched the Ryzen 6000 H-series CPUs. These laptop APUs are based on the Zen3+ architecture. Its launch was touted to herald premium thin-and-light laptops with better performance density owing to their light weight and low battery consumption.