Expectations are high for the end of the year, with both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 due to launch during the holiday season. This means that AMD has been eager to ramp up production of their CPUs to ensure everything is on track for the release.
AMD is providing the chips for both consoles. These processors will use AMD’s newest Zen 2 architecture which will be paired with a matching Navi GPU.
AMD To Increase Production Over The Next Quarter
AMD recently released a statement saying that production is going to increase over the next quarter. So, it looks like the pandemic isn’t slowing them down.
AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su said in a recent earnings call: “We expect semi-custom revenue to increase in the second quarter and be heavily weighted towards the second half of the year, as we ramp production to support the holiday launches of the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.”
However, AMD’s success here partly depends on whether Microsoft and Sony can also make the deadline.
Will COVID-19 Affect The Release Of The Xbox Series X Or PlayStation 5?
The worry on everyone’s minds is that the COVID-19 pandemic will see delays on all sides. While there isn’t anything to suggest that there will be delays, it’s understandable that people are worried.
From what Dr. Lisa Su said, this sounds pretty encouraging so it looks like we will get the expected launch at the end of the year without too much issue. AMD’s commitment to ramp up chip production should mean that both Microsoft and Sony will get a sufficient amount of chips for their consoles, providing there aren’t any other setbacks to come.
If there is any more news on AMD’s chip production or Sony or Microsoft’s release schedule, we will keep you updated.