Although this was a report for a very long time now we now know that AMD avoids 20nm and jumps onto a 14nm fabrication node for their 2016 GPUs. Yields in the 20nm have been a massive failure and as such numerous makers are skipping that 20nm node.The AMD Radeon 2016 line-up tagged under code-name Arctic islands as such will certainly jump straight in the direction of 14nm FinFET innovation with stacked graphics memory called HBM. A huge jump considering the existing products are still at 28nm.
Presently Intel and Samsung are the only nodes that can offer 14 nm production, so it will certainly be interesting to see where the wafers will certainly be baked. Intel is making “Broadwell” CPUs on 14nm and Samsung is making the Exynos 7 SoCs on 14nm.It will certainly be intriguing to see how the lineup of 2015 shapes up to be, however anticipate 28nm parts.
AMD Greenland will be the R9 400 Series Flagship in 2016
From that brand-new lineup, the Greenland GPU would be AMD’s very first GPU to be improved the 14nm likely fabbed by Gloablfoundries. It would be the flagship GPU referred to the R9 400 series which will be tied to 2nd generation High Bandwidth Memory (stacked memory).