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May 8, 2019

Intel will ramp up 10nm CPU production in June, 7nm in 2021

Intel is nearly ready to ship 10-nanometer processors in large volumes — no, for real this time. After years of delays, the semiconductor giant has announced that its 10nm mobile Ice Lake processors will start shipping in June. It’s not certain ju…
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May 1, 2019

AMD to launch new 7nm Navi GPU, Rome CPU in 3rd quarter

Enlarge / AMD CEO Lisa Su, holding a Rome processor. The large chip in the middle is the 14nm I/O chip; around it are pairs of 7nm chiplets containing the CPU cores. (credit: AMD)

In its earnings call, AMD offered a little more detail about the launch of its next generation processors, built using the Zen 2 architecture and TSMC’s 7nm manufacturing process and including a new GPU architecture, Navi, again built on 7nm. Server-oriented EPYC-branded chips (codenamed Rome) should be shipping to customers in the third quarter of this year, and so too will Navi-based video cards.

In November last year, AMD outlined the [...]

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November 6, 2018

AMD launches the first 7nm GPUs, but they’re not for you

AMD is following through on its promise of releasing 7-nanometer GPUs — not that you can use one yet. The company has formally launched Radeon Instinct MI50 and MI60 cards that use the denser, more efficient chip technology to accelerate specialize…
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November 6, 2018

AMD outlines its future: 7nm GPUs with PCIe 4, Zen 2, Zen 3, Zen 4

Enlarge / AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 (credit: AMD)

AMD today charted out its plans for the next few years of product development, with an array of new CPUs and GPUs in the development pipeline.

On the GPU front are two new datacenter-oriented GPUs: the Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50. Based on the Vega architecture and built on TSMC’s 7nm process, the cards are aimed not primarily at graphics (despite what one might think given that they’re called GPUs) but rather at machine learning, high-performance computing, and rendering applications.

MI60 will come with 32GB of ECC HBM2 (second-generation High-Bandwidth [...]

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