2017 has been a great year for both tech enthusiasts as well as chip-making giant AMD. Not only has the company seen immense gains from their GPU division but they’ve managed to also introduce some stiff competition in the CPU segment, putting Intel on the defensive. Third quarter 2017 AMD revenue was $1.64 billion which is a year-on-year increase of around 26 percent. That was against an operating income of $126 million and net income of $71 million. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income was $155 million and net income was $110 million.
“Strong customer adoption of our new high-performance products drove significant revenue growth and improved financial results from a year ago,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “Our third quarter new product introductions and financial execution mark another important milestone as we establish AMD as a premier growth company in the technology industry.”
AMD’s Computing and Graphics segment revenue was $819 million, up 74 percent year-over-year primarily driven by strong sales of Radeon graphics and Ryzen desktop processors. Client average selling price increased significantly year-over-year, due to higher desktop processor ASP driven by Ryzen processor sales.
In the Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment, revenue was $824 million, approximately flat year-over-year primarily driven by lower semi-custom SoC sales, mostly offset by IP related and EPYC processor revenue.
AMD Highlights of 2017
AMD continued driving innovation and competition into the consumer and commercial PC markets with new Ryzen processors:
Ryzen Threadripper processors launched for the High End Desktop and workstation markets. Available in 8-, 16- and 12-core variants, Threadripper processors are available from over 90 retailers, OEMs, and system integrators worldwide, including in the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper™ Edition gaming PC, BOXX APEXX 4 6301 and NextComputing Edge TR workstations.
Ryzen 3 CPUs offer exceptional responsiveness and performance at mainstream pricing, completing the Ryzen™ mainstream desktop lineup.
Ryzen PRO desktop solutions have received broad support from top global commercial PC suppliers, including Dell, HP, and Lenovo.
AMD expanded its graphics offerings with new consumer, professional, and embedded graphics solutions:
Launched the “Vega” architecture-based Radeon™ RX Vega family of GPUs, marking a return to the enthusiast-class gaming segment. These new “Vega” architecture-based GPUs combine cutting-edge capabilities with 8GB of HBM2 memory to deliver up to 13.7 TFLOPS of peak performance.
Launched the Radeon Pro WX 9100 professional graphics card, delivering up to 12.3 TFLOPS of peak single precision compute performance.
Launched the Embedded Radeon E9170 Series GPU, which delivers up to 3X the performance-per-watt over previous generations, and is targeted at digital casino games, thin clients, medical displays, digital and retail signage, and industrial systems.
With new announcements from Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Tencent, AMD enterprise solutions have now been chosen by five of the “Super 7” datacenter and cloud services companies. Previously announced collaborations include Alibaba, Baidu and Microsoft Azure.
Amazon Web Services selected AMD Radeon Pro MxGPU technology for the new Graphics Design instance type on Amazon AppStream 2.0, which allows users to run graphics-accelerated applications at a fraction of the cost of using graphics workstations.
Tencent announced plans to use AMD EPYC 7000 series server processors in their datacenters.
Atari disclosed that a customized AMD processor featuring Radeon graphics technology will power the upcoming Ataribox game console, which is targeted for global launch in spring 2018.