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An Overview of the Architecture of the Latest AMD Ryzen Chips

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Online at Jitsi


Shankar Viswanathan , AMD Semiconductor - shankar.viswan gmail com


An overview of the architecture of the latest Ryzen chips


This talk will go into the details of the latest AMD Ryzen products based on the “Zen2” core architecture, both with and without integrated graphics. It will also discuss aspects of the chiplet architecture used by AMD in the recent desktop and server products.


Shankar Viswanathan is a chip architect at AMD and currently works on the performance architecture for AMD semi-custom APUs. He has worked on the design and verification of several generations of AMD processors, most recently on the APUs used in the various XBox One and PS4 variants. He also spent a year at a software startup developing a thin hypervisor for run-time malware detection.

Meeting Notes


  1. Shankar's slides

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