AMD has been growing with a steady speed until the second quarter of this year when the company saw a sudden boost in its earnings. This is subjected to the Ryzen processor series of AMD which went exceptionally well. The processors were sold like hot cakes and acted helped AMD in shooting their Q2 earnings of 2017.
After the recent release of the Q2 earnings report and conference call to investors, AMD’s share price has seen a boost. AMD has divided its production units into 2 major segments known as Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment and Computing and Graphics segment.
Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom Segment
The total operating income recorded in this segment was $42 million which was mainly due to the extensive R&D investments. AMD is looking forward to increasing the revenue in this sector. The company says its aim is to:
To increase approximately 23 % sequentially, plus or minus 3 %
Computing and Graphics Segment
The segment for which AMD is primarily known is the Computing and Graphics segment, for which the company is working hard. Although the figures are already satisfying for the company, which according to the report, is said to be $659 million in this quarter which shows an improvement of 51% year-over-year. The reasons are clear as we have seen a record breaking sale of Ryzen processors. The report shows an increase of ASP (Average Selling Price) in this sector because of more and more mid range 1080p and 1440p gaming targeted graphics cards being produced.Don’t believe it? Here’s a list of the CPUs and GPUs that AMD has recently rolled out:
- Zen architecture-based Epyc 7000 series processors
- Threadripper HEDT processors
- Ryzen 3 processors
- Ryzen PRO desktop processors
- Radeon Instinct accelerators
- Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card
- Radeon RX 580/ Radeon RX 570 graphics cards
- AMD-semi custom chip under the hood of Xbox One X