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[Tech Report] GloFo successfully builds AMD chips on 14-nm FinFET LPP process

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GlobalFoundries has announced successful production of the first AMD products using its 14-nm FinFET Low Power Plus (14-nm LPP) process tech. As a result, AMD plans to begin integrating 14-nm LPP silicon into several of its products. Chips based on this process will purportedly deliver more processing power in a smaller footprint while sipping less power at the same time.

AMD VP and CTO Mark Papermaster says that the company is looking forward to production readiness for GloFo's 14-nm LPP process. He also says the company will use chips based on this process in "a broad set" of its APU, CPU, and GPU products.

GloFo's "early-access" version of the 14-nm tech, called LPE, was qualified for volume production back in January, while 14-nm LPP was qualified in the third quarter of this year. The company says it's ramping 14-nm LPP silicon "with production-ready yields" and "excellent model-to-hardware correlation" at its Fab 8 facility in New York state. This "performance-enhanced" process is expected to undergo an early ramp in the fourth quarter of 2015, with full-scale production set for 2016.


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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

14nm FinFET leading edge technologies are ideal for high-volume, high-performance and power-efficient SoC applications

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14nm FinFET Technology

  • 14LPE – Early time-to-market version with area and power benefits for mobility applications
  • 14LPP – Enhanced version with higher performance and lower power; a full platform offering with MPW, IP enablement and wide application coverage
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Whenever I see a positive news and then something AMD related I get sceptical.
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Whenever I see a positive news and then something AMD related I get sceptical.

You get that gut feeling that something will go terribly, terribly wrong...
     
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@ krypton, any new news on season 11 of Red Dwarf?

On topic, 2016 is shaping up well for hardware enthusiasts!

Edit;

I'll answer my own question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY_VMDeq2c4
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You get that gut feeling that something will go terribly, terribly wrong...

Come on man. History doesn't repeat itself that often wink.gif
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Great news!

2016 is going to be one to remember when it comes to computer tech.
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Here comes the hype train... loading up passengers and getting ready to crash against the waves of disappointment that are soon to follow...
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The hype for Arctic Islands is real! I want me some crazy beefy cards to throw in a trifire setup.
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That's great! I hope AMD comes out with something to give both Nvidia and Intel a run for their money. God knows we need some good competition to really make it interesting for us all. 2016 looks like the best year for hardware in many many years, I can't wait personally to see all the brands coming out with new products smile.gif Let the bench wars begin!
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The sad truth is, no enthusiasts will buy Zen if they don't overclock well, no matter how good the chip is. wink.gif

AMD needs the server market to survive, so as long as the performance/ watt is good, Zen will be good.
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