The main thing from the AMD report: revenue breaks records, the new architecture of video cards already in 2020

Profits have grown significantly, but AMD intends to break records further thanks to new consoles.

AMD released a large financial success report for the 4th quarter of 2019 and the entire past fiscal year as a whole. For the 50th anniversary (the company was founded in 1969), the “red team” approached in excellent condition.

In fiscal 2019, revenue was $ 6.73 billion, showing 4 percent year-on-year growth, and profit increased 47 percent to $ 756 million.

In 2020, we are ready to continue to increase our market share in PC gaming and server components thanks to an incomparable line of leading products for laptops, data centers and game consoles.

Lisa Su


Compared to last year, the direction of consumer products (Ryzen processors and Radeon video cards) showed a record revenue growth of 69 percent, to 1.66 billion dollars.

The corporate segment (server processors Epyc and custom chips) is more modest, the growth was only 7 percent, up to 465 million dollars. This is due to the fact that the production of the current generation of consoles is being reduced in anticipation of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, namely, custom chips for consoles have long been one of the main sources of income for AMD.

Lisa Su noted that in 2020 AMD expects continued rapid financial growth. The basis for it in the first half of the year should be laptops with new Ryzen 4000 processors, sales of which should start in the coming months.

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In the second half of the year, revenue will be generated by chips for new consoles and flagship video cards “based on the second generation RDNA architecture” with real-time ray tracing support.

By the end of 2020, the company expects to see growth within 28-30 percent.

On January 21, AMD released the mid-end Radeon 5600 XT graphics card. In the reviews, she was praised for optimal performance for games in Full HD, but noted difficulties with driver stability and confusion with firmware in the first days of sales.

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The next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles are expected to go on sale in December.

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