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Monday, 22 November 2010 10:37

TSMC looks exclusive for 28nm Southern islands

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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GloFo to deal with Fusion
It is not all over for TSMC. They might lose 28nm designs on future Fusion APU chips including Krishna and Wichita to GloFo, but it looks like TSMC will continue to make AMD’s graphics.

TSMC has years of experience of making these super complex 3 billion or more transistor chips and it looks like AMD plans to stick with them for the time being.

At this time the only manufacturer of AMD’s 28nm graphics is TSMC and Southern islands looks to be TSMC exclusive. AMD doesn’t want to risk and do the production of these ultra complex chips in GloFo, at least not with its first 28nm generation and we suspect that AMD doesn’t have enough resources to do two separate 28nm designs for TSMC and GloFo.

This is quite a good news for Nvidia, as the company has a much closer relationship with TSMC and it won’t have to worry that GloFo will come out with a miraculous chip.

We will keep a close eye on the plans to see if there will be any hints that GloFo might actually come out with its own 28nm high end graphics production.
Last modified on Monday, 22 November 2010 14:09
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+30 #1 thaad 2010-11-22 11:32
Hope with this technology, will save my electricity bill soon!
 
 
+11 #2 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-22 12:13
You still don't think nvidia will have a hard time fighting the mid to low segment OEM-for-masses AMD APUs and Intel OnChipGPU? Phewww... yeah, not a worry! /sarcasm

They'd better get in that key-chain market to dump their broken chips otherwise they'll see more brackets in the next fiscal results.
 
 
-10 #3 hoohoo 2010-11-22 18:16
"At this time the only manufacturer of AMD’s 28nm graphics is TSMC..."

Hmmm, AFIAK AMD has no 28 nM graphics.
 
 
-15 #4 DJDestiny 2010-11-22 20:08
Quoting hoohoo:
"At this time the only manufacturer of AMD’s 28nm graphics is TSMC..."

Hmmm, AFIAK AMD has no 28 nM graphics.

What ?
The Southern Islands , ( Antilles , Cayman , Barts PRO and XT , Even 6310/6250 )
All are 28nm , are you being ignorant or what .
It's just that AMD has not disclosed the process on other Southern Islands .
 
 
+14 #5 The_Countess 2010-11-22 21:33
Quoting DJDestiny:
Quoting hoohoo:
"At this time the only manufacturer of AMD’s 28nm graphics is TSMC..."

Hmmm, AFIAK AMD has no 28 nM graphics.

What ?
The Southern Islands , ( Antilles , Cayman , Barts PRO and XT , Even 6310/6250 )
All are 28nm , are you being ignorant or what .
It's just that AMD has not disclosed the process on other Southern Islands .

those are all north island chips.
and they are all on 40nm, as 32nm has been cancelled.
 
 
0 #6 snowboarder8156 2010-11-22 21:43
I highly doubt AMD would subject their hold on the graphics market until they were 100% "GloFo" can produce 28nm chips. I suspect AMD would throw a couple of cpu's into the fire first.
 
 
+8 #7 boobster 2010-11-22 23:24
Quoting DJDestiny:
All are 28nm , are you being ignorant or what .



No, you are wrong and the manner you posted it in make you look like an ass
 
 
+2 #8 hoohoo 2010-11-23 01:00
Quoting DJDestiny:
Quoting hoohoo:
"At this time the only manufacturer of AMD’s 28nm graphics is TSMC..."

Hmmm, AFIAK AMD has no 28 nM graphics.

What ?
The Southern Islands , ( Antilles , Cayman , Barts PRO and XT , Even 6310/6250 )
All are 28nm , are you being ignorant or what .
It's just that AMD has not disclosed the process on other Southern Islands .


No, friend, those are 40 nM chips. Neither AMD nor nVidia is selling 28 nM chips.
 
 
+2 #9 hoohoo 2010-11-23 02:09
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
You still don't think nvidia will have a hard time fighting the mid to low segment OEM-for-masses AMD APUs and Intel OnChipGPU? Phewww... yeah, not a worry! /sarcasm

...


Yeah you are right - nVidia does not really have a low end or middle of the road chip.

nVidia bet on GF100 to be a single design for GPGPU market and OEM/MOR/high-end GPU markets. It hoped to conquer two markets at the same time. When the foundries failed on 32 nM or smaller, nVidia got caught out.

If the foundries had delivered then nVidia would probably have laughed to the bank.

Nothing ventured nothing gained I say. Carpe diem. And if not, well, nVidia will try to carpe diem as best it can.

No shame in trying.
 
 
+2 #10 deadspeedv 2010-11-23 10:50
Quoting DJDestiny:
Quoting hoohoo:
"At this time the only manufacturer of AMD’s 28nm graphics is TSMC..."

Hmmm, AFIAK AMD has no 28 nM graphics.





What ?
The Southern Islands , ( Antilles , Cayman , Barts PRO and XT , Even 6310/6250 )
All are 28nm , are you being ignorant or what .
It's just that AMD has not disclosed the process on other Southern Islands .













LOL EPIC FAIL
 

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