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Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

 

According to a report from Reuters, Samsung Electronics is going to be making chips for AMD suing their new 14nm FinFET Process in 2016. 

AMD's CEO Lisa Su has already stated that they "have actually just taped-out our first couple of FinFET designs,” meanings that the majority of the investment required in creating these products has already been made. 

For those who are unaware a "tape-out" is the final stage of the design cycle of an integrated circuit, meaning that AMD will be at a stage where they will be able to get their first production sample of these chips within the next few months.  

 

AMD's Future, Zen and Profit?

 

Typically it takes 9 months to a year for a product to move from it's initial tape-out to mass production, so if AMD have taped-out these products within the last few months we can expect to see new FinFET based products around late Q3 2016 or early Q4 2016.

We already know that AMD's new Zen CPUs will be made using an energy efficient FinFET process, with a release at some point in 2016. It is highly probable that the products which have been taped-out by AMD are  Zen based CPUs. 

 

AMD's Future, Zen and Profit?

 

AMD's Zen CPUs are designed to have 40% higher instructions per clock than their current Excavator designs, meaning that these CPUs will have a significant performance advantage to their current desktop Piledriver and Steamroller based CPUs.

Beyond 2016 AMD plans to continue to increase the IPC of future CPU designs based on Zen, such as Zen + and other future CPU architectures.

 

AMD's Future, Zen and Profit?

 

A lot of AMD's future depends on these future FinFET based products, as this will be a CPU release which should be highly competitive with Intel's high end CPUs and will be based on a much processing node which is actually competitive with Intel's current 14nm.

Next year will be an exciting time for AMD, especially in the CPU department. Personally I hope that AMD does find success over the next few years as simply put a strong AMD will mean that Nvidia and Intel will just have to work that much harder to stay on top, which is a great thing for us consumers. 

Right now AMD have not announced who their manufacturing partner will be for their future FinFET Products, but if this report is correct it seems to be Samsung. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD using Samsung's 14nm FinFET Process on the OC3D Forums

 

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22-12-2015, 04:46:51

barnsley
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[GM20x] Clock speeds remain above idle at 144 Hz on desktop.
Unless if I've missed something, this means that they'll never fix that issue for my GPU (or anyone running gpus that aren't brand spanking new)? If so, f**k off nVidia.Quote

22-12-2015, 06:18:49

TheF34RChannel
I think they mean they've addressed that issue so now it should drop.Quote

22-12-2015, 06:19:40

Kushiro


Didn't you used to have an AMD GPU Barnsley?Quote

22-12-2015, 07:23:39

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Unless if I've missed something, this means that they'll never fix that issue for my GPU (or anyone running gpus that aren't brand spanking new)? If so, f**k off nVidia.
It sounds like the old dual monitor bug to me fella. Plug a second monitor into Fermi and watch the temps soar.Quote

22-12-2015, 07:32:12

barnsley
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Originally Posted by The F34R Channel View Post
I think they mean they've addressed that issue so now it should drop.
Yeah, for the latest gen cards. Not the 780Ti or various Titans and other cards that are still perfectly relevant.
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post


Didn't you used to have an AMD GPU Barnsley?
Yeah, in my previous build I had a couple of them (a 7870 then a 280X). I fancied a change when it came to building my current rig. So far it doesn't seem all that 'mighty' as people make nVidia out to be. Which is a shame as it (the Titan reference cooler) is by far the best looking cooler I've ever seen.

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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
It sounds like the old dual monitor bug to me fella. Plug a second monitor into Fermi and watch the temps soar.
I'm running two monitors. my Ti runs at 3d clocks when I have my main monitor at 144hz. If I turn it down to 120hz it goes back in to 2d/idle clocks. I've tried with one (144hz)monitor too and it doesn't make a difference.Quote
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