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[TPU] AMD to Turn to TSMC for ''Bulldozer'' Manufacturing

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AMD is rumored to be seeking ties with TSMC, Taiwan's premier semiconductor manufacturing foundry, for future manufacturing of its "Bulldozer" architecture processors, according to a report by DonanimHaber.

TPU source:
http://www.techpowerup.com/153567/AMD-to-Turn-to-TSMC-for-Bulldozer-Manufacturing.html

DonanimHaber source:
http://www.donanimhaber.com/islemci/haberleri/Ozel-Haber-AMD-Bulldozer-islemcilerin-uretimi-icin-TSMCnin-kapisini-calabilir.htm

Very interesting since GloFo and AMD are besties.
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So this is for Piledriver? Nothing current, correct?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Shfvingle;15333824 
So this is for Piledriver? Nothing current, correct?


He just quoted them saying bulldozer plz read...
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Originally Posted by konspiracy;15333850 
He just quoted them saying bulldozer plz read...

I did, and the article was implying that this is for future bulldozer based architectures, not necessarily the current iteration of it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Shfvingle;15333824 
So this is for Piledriver? Nothing current, correct?
I would guess so because it might take a while to prepare tooling and machines for BD,but this is surprising as AMD used to own GloFo.
Edited by Heavy MG - 10/16/11 at 4:00pm
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Last time I check AMD big problem wasn't build quality, finish quality, but simply bad architecture lol.
Jokes aside, I'm betting AMD got a decent deal with TSMC to produce Bulldozer at lower costs.
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I dont care who they go to or what they do as long as it increases performance!
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Originally Posted by Heavy MG;15333969 
It isn't,but there has been word Global Foundries screwed up 32nm BD,yields are bad,also a possible cause of too much power consumption.

I agree.

I have no doubts that BD could be epic, but with the shoddy work coming from GF I don't see BD being able to live up to it's expectations.

Bad yields and an overall unrefined process has lead to the power hungry Bulldozers that we see today.

Give it time to mature and it will be epic. Similar to first gen Fermi to second gen Fermi. Huge improvement in power consumption and efficiency while based on similar architecture.

BD just wasn't ready for this world, but I feel we pushed AMD to release it too soon.
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LOL how can amd go to tsmc for their cpu's if they still have 30% equity in glofo??
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;15334028 
I agree.

I have no doubts that BD could be epic, but with the shoddy work coming from GF I don't see BD being able to live up to it's expectations.

Bad yields and an overall unrefined process has lead to the power hungry Bulldozers that we see today.

Give it time to mature and it will be epic. Similar to first gen Fermi to second gen Fermi. Huge improvement in power consumption and efficiency while based on similar architecture.

BD just wasn't ready for this world, but I feel we pushed AMD to release it too soon.
Yeah,with the time GF had to get yields on track,there shouldn't be very many problems if any. I hope it will be like the Fermi chips, first gen Fermi GPU's ran hot and consumed power like crazy,now the GTX5xx Fermi run at reasonable temps and don't consume much more or sometimes less power than AMD GPU's. I do agree that 8 cores came a bit too soon, most applications and games don't even use 4 cores yet.
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