Wednesday October 05, 2011

AMD Shows Off Next Gen 28nm GPU

Just got this PR in from AMD about mobile 28nm below, it is contained below in full. However this begs the question of whether or not AMD will have a next-gen 28nm GPU this year. The information I am getting directly from inside the industry is, "likely not due to process issues at TSMC." If we do in fact see the code named "Southern Islands" GPU out of AMD this year, it will very likely be in the form of a high end part with limited availability. And yes, no GlobalFoundries GPU for AMD as of yet.

TAIPEI, Taiwan آ– October 5, 2011 آ– At Fusion 2011, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today demonstrated its next generation graphics processor, based on the cutting-edge 28 nm process technology. The demonstration was delivered by Corporate Vice President and General Manager of AMD’s Graphics Division, Matt Skynner, as part of his keynote titled, "Enabling the Best Visual Experience." Skynner demonstrated a notebook-based version of AMD’s 28 nm next-generation graphics processor delivering a smooth, high-resolution game experience while playing Bioware’s popular role-playing title, Dragon Age 2.

"AMD strives to be at the forefront of every key inflection point in graphics technology, as demonstrated by our leadership in everything from process node transitions, to adoption of the latest graphics memory," said Skynner. "Our pace-setting transition to the 28nm process node, coupled with new innovations in our underlying graphics architecture, is already generating excitement among the ODM community here in Taipei this week."