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AMD has increased their R&D budget by almost 22% in the past year

AMD is investing their newfound profits into the development of future products

AMD has increased their R&D budget by almost 22% in the past year

AMD has increased their R&D budget by almost 22% in the past year

2017 has been a great year for AMD, with the release of their new Zen CPU architecture placing the company back into competition with Intel in the high-end of the CPU market and generating enough revenue to allow AMD to deliver their first profitable quarter in over three years.   

One of the most interesting things about AMD's Ryzen CPU architecture is the simple fact that it was developed on a shoestring budget, with AMD being unable to offer the same levels of investment as their competitors, especially given the fact that they are required to service both the CPU and GPU markets. 

Now that AMD is back in the black, the company has the ability to invest more into future developments, allowing them to work harder to deliver better products moving forward. 

In AMD's quarterly financial reports, the company has listed their R&D budgets for that quarter, with the company steadily increasing the budget for the past few quarters. In Q3 2017 AMD has increased their R&D budget by over 20% when compared to Q3 of 2016, which also represents an increase of 12.9% over Q2 2017. 


R&D Budget (Million)20162017Increase (YoY)
Q1$242$2669.9%
Q2$243$27914.8%
Q3$259$31521.6%

  
AMD's plans are obvious, to remain relevant even after the release of Zen, with the company planning to release new Zen+ CPUs in early 2018 and then Zen 2 and Zen 3 architectures at later dates. AMD also has similar plans for their GPU division, with hopes of becoming more competitive in both the compute and gaming markets in the coming years.  

AMD has increased their R&D budget by almost 22% in the past year



2017 has given AMD the ability to make further investments in their future, which will hopefully result in further success for the company and better hardware for consumers. 

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25-10-2017, 13:12:28

AngryGoldfish
Good for you, AMD. My 1600X is doing me proud.Quote

25-10-2017, 13:36:45

NeverBackDown
Still nothing in the grand scheme of things. They need to get an immense amount of efficiency per dollar spent to stay competitive. I hope a lot of it is going towards GPU R&DQuote

25-10-2017, 16:13:23

BigDaddyKong
Wouldn't that need to be Radeon increasing R&D to hit the GPU side? I just hope they spend it wisely before this bubble bursts. Since high end GPU's have outsold midrange on the Steam survey for the first time ever.Quote

25-10-2017, 16:56:47

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by BigDaddyKong View Post
Wouldn't that need to be Radeon increasing R&D to hit the GPU side? I just hope they spend it wisely before this bubble bursts. Since high end GPU's have outsold midrange on the Steam survey for the first time ever.
Where are you seeing it say high-end GPU's are outselling midrange ones?Quote

25-10-2017, 17:13:28

Wraith
I'm only seeing an increase in the ownership of 1060, 970, 960, 1050Ti, 750Ti the 1080 has fallen as has the 1070.. R7's and R5's have slightly come up but nothing significant.

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/Quote
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