A few days ago, amd CTO mark papermaster held a dialogue with AnandTech and made in-depth exchanges on zen3, Ruilong and other topics.
Among them, the reporter asked, arm ecology has also begun to put pressure on X86 in the server and other markets. The public version of neoverse V1 has already achieved the IPC performance close to that of x86 processor, and even promised an annual performance increase of 30%. In this regard, how should amd maintain its advantage in the field of high performance.
In response, mark responded that our pursuit of performance will never stop, because no matter whether it is a simplified instruction set or a complex instruction set, the premise of pursuing high performance is to increase transistors.
He admits that there are natural differences between x86 and arm instruction sets, but this is not the root of the problem. Amd adheres to x86 because of its huge software base and the tools and technical resources it has mastered, it can optimize and improve it in the fastest and most convenient way.
To face competition, Mark emphasize that AMD are born to live in competition, do not fear or want this situation to change in the future. He concluded
During the communication, mark also revealed that pci5.0 and others will appear in the next generation of I / O system of sharp dragon. As for the difference between zen37nm and zen27nm, Mark said that it was TSMC's fine-tuning to improve its production capacity. For AMD, it was the same design package.