Big achievements have become a fate for AMD in the past couple of years and especially after the full-scale release of Vega GPUs and Ryzen CPUs, we’ve been witnessing a journey of constant upgradation from the company. The Global Foundaries Technology Conference was held recently where AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster made clear some of the future plans that AMD wants to implement, with shifting of Vega and Ryzen on 12nm LP process by next year.
14nm To 12nm
Although the difference won’t be significant in the world of 10nm and especially, the recent 7nm announcement by TSMC, there still are some attractions in it. With the release of Vega GPU earlier, we were told about the all-new 14nm+ architecture that the company wanted to experiment with.
Moreover, we might see a brand new Ryzen series in the future which will be a xx50 series, eg. Ryzen 7 1850X etc. With all these rumors and reports in place, the 14nm+ dream is gradually getting disappeared somewhere in the newly formed bubble of 12nm.
AMD’s Future Plans
As outlined by TSMC, AMD is also looking forward towards the 7nm and 7nm+ plans and we might witness a technology shift by AMD in 2019. Here are the words from Global Foundaries 12LP FinFET announcement: