Wednesday, September 28th 2016

AMD to Launch 7nm "Grey Hawk" Quad-Core APUs in 2019

Riding on GlobalFoundries' forecasts of a production-grade 7 nanometer silicon fabrication node by 2019, AMD is preparing a new APU silicon, codenamed "Grey Hawk." The company is reportedly looking at TDP ratings as low as 10W for these chips, making them worthy of super-slim notebooks and other handhelds; besides compact desktops and all-in-ones.

The "Grey Hawk" APUs could feature a quad-core, eight-thread CPU based on the CPU architecture that succeeds "ZEN," which could have IPC gains over even the 2017-bound "ZEN" architecture. AMD's first APU based on "ZEN" will be "Raven Ridge," slated for 2017, featuring a quad-core, eight-thread CPU, and a graphics core based on the "Vega" GPU architecture. Given that "Grey Hawk" is two years further away, it could even feature "Navi" architecture based graphics.
Sources: WCCFTech, HotHardware
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26 Comments on AMD to Launch 7nm "Grey Hawk" Quad-Core APUs in 2019

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
2019. So far way it's not worth worrying about now. I wonder what the competition from Intel will look like then. I reckon they will still be leading significantly.
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#2
Prima.Vera
If AMD will fail with ZEN and Vega, there won't be any 2019 for them...
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#3
the54thvoid
I've seen this already. It's all very much investor baiting. Routing your roadmap so extensively isn't for any other reason than to elevate stock price.

Zen isn't even here yet and there's hype over a process not yet begun for a chip only in design.

I'm a bit dubious about the motives. See shares rise, a massive sell off and some very rich folk walk away from AMD as it sinks.

I hope sincerely I am wrong.
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#4
Prima.Vera
the54thvoid, post: 3530383, member: 79251"
I've seen this already. It's all very much investor baiting. Routing your roadmap so extensively isn't for any other reason than to elevate stock price.

Zen isn't even here yet and there's hype over a process not yet begun for a chip only in design.

I'm a bit dubious about the motives. See shares rise, a massive sell off and some very rich folk walk away from AMD as it sinks.

I hope sincerely I am wrong.
Yep, already happened after the Athlon 64 glorious days. AMD almost got bankrupt because of greed and laziness.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Prima.Vera, post: 3530369, member: 98685"
If AMD will fail with ZEN and Vega, there won't be any 2019 for them...
They actually can't fail, because that will leave Intel and Nvidia as monopoly's. Due to this situation expect AMD to continue to exist, just like apple in the early 90's. One or both of those companies will prop AMD up.
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#6
Ubersonic
cdawall, post: 3530450, member: 28601"
They actually can't fail, because that will leave Intel and Nvidia as monopoly's. Due to this situation expect AMD to continue to exist, just like apple in the early 90's. One or both of those companies will prop AMD up.
For those who think that's unlikely, Apple are still in business due in part to financial aid from Microsoft. contrary to popular belief destroying all of your competition is actually very bad for business.
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Ubersonic, post: 3530460, member: 153458"
For those who think that's unlikely, Apple are still in business due in part to financial aid from Microsoft. contrary to popular belief destroying all of your competition is actually very bad for business.
Yup Intel wont look too terribly good split into 3 different companies.
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#9
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
AMD stood like 5 years on 45mn and now they announce that will come up with a 7mn chip?
poor amd, so desperate for being important... what a shame...

Regards,
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#10
sergionography
So many "could" in this article lol. Cant wait for 14nm Zen let alone 7nm.
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#11
xorbe
CZ has been around for months. All I want is to build an updated humble apu box with the A12-9800 and B350. How about getting some freakin' parts on the market today for purchase, before selling me on parts 2.5 years in the future.
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#12
deu
Prima.Vera, post: 3530369, member: 98685"
If AMD will fail with ZEN and Vega, there won't be any 2019 for them...
Very insightful! I will notify the stockmarket of your analysis! :0
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#13
Patriot
I don't care... give us the AM4 APUs already...
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#14
Dbiggs9
I got 100 Jan, 2019 options for AMD. $7 strike
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#15
Vario
Dbiggs9, post: 3530687, member: 53824"
I got 100 Jan, 2019 options for AMD. $7 strike
Calls?

If you can do it maybe a straddle would be the best. Then you can cover the loss if it fails to meet objectives and still profit on bullish movement. You will only lose if it doesn't move at all.

Disclaimer: I am not an investment professional.
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#16
slozomby
3 years before they'll have a worthwhile competitor to atom chips?
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#17
Vayra86
Oh look an AMD thread. Oh look someone's spelling doom for the company :D

What's new here?
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#19
Prima.Vera
Vayra86, post: 3530697, member: 152404"
Oh look an AMD thread. Oh look someone's spelling doom for the company :D

What's new here?
Nothing. When AMD will start to deliver, then let's talk again. So far all AMD's threads only contains "IFs", "COULDs" and "WILLs", but nothing concrete yet.
How do you want people to react to that?
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#20
Kanan
Wow, many desperate AMD haters here. How ridiculous. Every AMD news is spammed by these people, no optimism, just pessimism and hating going around. I guess this was "doomsday #12726" for AMD.
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#21
Xzibit
Vayra86, post: 3530697, member: 152404"
Oh look an AMD thread. Oh look someone's spelling doom for the company :D

What's new here?
It's gotten to the point where you don't have to read comments anymore just by name and you can guess their response by the various other post they made in similar threads.

Its kind of like watching a flock of birds migrate from thread to thread then pat themselves on the back for making the same comments over and over. Not the kind of birds I like watching but entertaining nonetheless.
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#22
Melvis
slozomby, post: 3530693, member: 166611"
3 years before they'll have a worthwhile competitor to atom chips?
AMD already had the atom (aka The Potato) covered before they even came out.
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#23
ensabrenoir
.......so before we can become disappointed with one Amd launch they distract us with tales of wonder about the "next big thing"



totally went there........
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#24
Totally
Melvis, post: 3530787, member: 50520"
AMD already had the atom (aka The Potato) covered before they even came out.
And didn't Intel already axe the Atom? I fail to see how his comment was relevant.
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#25
Xzibit
Kanan, post: 3530758, member: 159525"
Wow, many desperate AMD haters here. How ridiculous. Every AMD news is spammed by these people, no optimism, just pessimism and hating going around. I guess this was "doomsday #12726" for AMD.
I doubt many of them even read the source.

The quote is from a GLOBALFOUNDRIES Press Release 2 weeks ago where AMD wasn't the only one commenting on future node use.

AMD
“Leading-edge technologies like GLOBALFOUNDRIES 7nm FinFET are an important part of how we deliver our long-term roadmap of computing and graphics products that are capable of powering the next generation of computing experiences,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD. “We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES as they extend the solid execution and technology foundation they are building at 14nm to deploy high-performance, low-power 7nm technology in the coming years.”
AMD doesn't even mention product state just the expected, "We'll be using the node"

The speculation is from one HotHardware sentence. WCCFTech has written like 20 speculative articles all linking to the GlobalFoundries Press Release as basis.

HotHardware
New reports are showing that AMD could launch a Zen APU in 2019 that would contain 4 cores and 8 threads - and offer a power rating as low as 10W. Compound that with the fact that AMD is also going to be improving instructions-per-clock performance by about 40%, and this could really be a formidable contender.
HotHardware goes on to speculates on IGP arch.

Which makes some of these post Tinfoil entertaining.
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