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Rumour: AMD 28nm GPUs in December

According to Heise Online, AMD is preparing to release its first next-gen 28nm GPUs om December, with the dates of 6th December to 9th December being rumoured. Little else is known about this GPU – whether it is VLIW-4 or GCN, whether it is desktop or mobile, etc. 

According to Heise Online, AMD is preparing to release its first next-gen 28nm GPUs om December, with the dates of 6th December to 9th December being rumoured. Little else is known about this GPU – whether it is VLIW-4 or GCN, whether it is desktop or mobile, etc.

Initially announced by AMD for late-2011, reports point to problems at TSMC's 28nm process leading to delays. Even if AMD does manage to release its first 28nm GPUs in December, low supplies are expected. AMD has demonstrated 28nm GPUs running in notebooks several times now. At the recent Fusion 11 conference in Taipei, AMD showed off a mid-sized performance/mainstream die. 

NVIDIA's first 28nm chip – GK107 – is set to release in Q1 2012 for notebooks, if all goes well, with desktop and performance GPUs following later in the year. At this time, it does look like general production for 28nm GPUs will only ramp up in 2012. However, AMD may yet be able to sneak in a GPU by the end of the year in limited quantities.

Source: Heise Online

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