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  1. seronx

    Graphics Card Prices Could Soar Amid Increasing Memory Prices

    Guess it is time to jump on them HBM2/2e/3 memory graphics cards. Oh wait...
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    AMD Looks to Keep Performance, Efficiency Gains Momentum With Zen 4, RDNA 3, and Commitment to Threadripper

    The leading edge node for FinFETs are High Performance first, and low power really late. N12e => https://n12e.tsmc.com/english/dedicatedFoundry/technology/N12e.htm Didn't come out till this year, 2020. FinFETs are always high performance first, and low power last. Hence, the high current and...
  3. seronx

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces New 22FDX+ Platform, Extending FDX Leadership with Specialty Solutions for IoT and 5G Mobility

    Oof.. three plus years ago: 2018-2019 product all the way in late 2020. Since, SOITEC still has 12FD wafer in development might be a while till 12FDX. Even more longer for 10FD/7FD wafers to finish before we see 7FDX or what not.
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    AMD "Lucienne" Silicon to Power Certain Ryzen 5000 Series APUs

    Or, all Zen3 and RDNA2 products in the mainline are the 6000-series. Examples: Ryzen 9 6950X = 16-core Vermeer Ryzen 7 6700X = 8-core Vermeer RX 6900XT = 80CU Sienna Cichlid RX 6700XT = 40CU Navy Flounder RX 6500XT = 24CU Dimgrey Cavefish Ryzen 9 6900U = 8-core Rembrandt+16-CU RDNA2. (H-model...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    It isn't much of a sudden shrink. N7+ was finished in mid-2018 at TSMC. N5 was finished in early-2019 at TSMC. N7+ at TSMC was getting a lot of flack as being bad. With most of customers cancelling their orders for N6 for non-cadence products and N5 for cadence products. N7+ was projected to...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    Leaked roadmaps are all over the place. I assume AMD wants to catch people or something. Vermeer is succeeded by Raphael <= Unicorn succeeds this. https://www.art.com/products/p22111612129-sa-i7615444/leonardo-da-vinci-lady-with-a-unicorn-c-1480.htm &...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    SP3 -> SP5 AM4 -> AM6 FM3 -> FM5 New sockets skip two. AM5 socket = FT5 BGA, AM5 is the successor to AM1. Warhol replaces Dali & Pollock and these range of parts: https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-athlon-gold-3150g https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-athlon-gold-3150ge...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    Yep, they did it with Kaveri/Godavari and Carrizo/Bristol. Kaveri/Godavari => FM2+ (A10-7850K/A10-7870K) Carrizo/Bristol => AM4 (A12-8870 Pro/A12-9800) For desktop: Zen3 is an offering to legacy, Zen4 starts the new socket and supports Zen5(potentially, Zen6&Zen7 as well).
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    AM4: Summit Ridge, Pinnacle Ridge, Bristol Ridge, Raven Ridge, Raven2, Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Dali, Vermeer, Cezanne. One generation? It's practically AMD's longest supported desktop socket. Excavator -> Zen -> Zen+ -> Zen2 -> Zen3. All the information I have been loaded with... I can say...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    Later model is this meaning: Family 19h Model 40h-4Fh => Rembrandt Family 19h Model 50h-5Fh => Cezanne Cezanne is a later model than Rembrandt. But, it doesn't mean Rembrandt will come out sooner. If and using the given Rembrandt is 5nm with Models 40h-4Fh, then Models 50h-5Fh which is...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    Zen3 + Vega-H(Arcturus' Vega name) as indicated in a previous post are 5nm in CPU and GPU form. Thus, Cezanne which re-uses that IP must be on the same node. Van Gogh/Mero which is Family 17h Models 90h/98h respectively is related to the Xbox Series S. 8 Zen2 cores + 24 RDNA2(Navi2x-derived)...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    TSMC 7nm EUV can be compatible with 5nm EUV. 6-track 57-nm poly pitch must be used in both designs. 57-nm poly pitch confirms the M1 metal layer = 57 * (2/3) => M1 with ~38-nm metal pitch. 7nm+ with 57 poly-pitch and 5nm with 57 poly-pitch have the same M1 metal pitch. Means the design is...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    It is a bit weird, but there is a bit of nuance. All 7nm+ products are on 5nm. It all started with a codename list on an AMD profile 7nm/6nm/5nm Renoir/Durango/Rembrandt Renoir is an APU that has launched Durango is a name of a city like Bixby/Promontory. Rembrandt is an APU and it is beside...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/rumor-next-gen-nvidia-rtx-chip-will-be-based-on-samsung-10nm-node.264711/#post-4224340 A100/7nm => 6912 GA102/8nm => 10496 Similar source as the above. AMD got 5nm HVM in Q1 2020. It has been rumored that at least Zen3 and MI100 are 5nm products...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    b4b = Be Fore Ban, btw. Hi1630 and Kirin 1000/1020 is still planned to launch. So, they retrieved their orders sometime ago. GA100 826 mm2 => rumor mill it is HOGGING all the wafers!
  16. seronx

    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    Why would they AMD is selling. Unless, the intent is do as Japan and buy 5nm products and sell them at a loss. That amount of commitment implicates that TSMC might as well just buy AMD.
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    N5 Q1+ 2020 shipments => AMD, Apple, Hisilicon(b4b), Bitmain (Phase 1 customers) N5 Q1+ 2021 shipments => Mediatek, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Intel (Phase 2 customers) There is multiple rumors but AMD is the one buying most of N5. Apple rumor => 45,000 wafers per quarter. AMD rumor => 60,000 wafers per...
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    TSMC 5 nm Node Supply Fully Booked, Apple the Biggest Customer

    It is a possibility. 5 Oct 2018: https://community.cadence.com/cadence_blogs_8/b/breakfast-bytes/posts/tsmc-oip-report?pifragment-1779=2 "N5 is ready for design starts. EDA V0.5 certification is done, with V0.9 ongoing (to be complete in November). Foundation IP (standard cells, SRAM, GPIO...
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    SiFive To Introduce New RISC-V Processor Architecture and RISC-V PC at Linley Fall Virtual Processor Conference

    Excuse me? https://www.sifive.com/cores/u84 U74 = A55 in performance U84 = A72/A73 in performance https://www.anandtech.com/show/15991/hot-chips-2020-live-blog-alibaba-xuantie910-riscv-cpu-300pm-pt XT910 is also on-par with the U84 against A73. However, it uses the RVV extension and is capable...
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    Possible AMD "Vermeer" Clock Speeds Hint at IPC Gain

    FPU's aren't part of the core. K7 doesn't have a FPU in the core. K8 doesn't have a FPU in the core. Greyhound doesn't have a FPU in the core. Husky doesn't have a FPU in the core. Bobcat doesn't have a FPU in the core. Jaguar doesn't have a FPU in the core. Zen doesn't have a FPU in the core...
  21. seronx

    NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World's Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI

    Time to escape from ARM, and flee to RISC-V!
  22. seronx

    Microsoft Unveils the Xbox Series S: The Smallest Xbox Ever

    Why buy an Atari VCS? Why buy an Xbox series S? Btw, both are using processors from AMD's mainline.
  23. seronx

    TSMC Owns 50% of All EUV Machines and Has 60% of All EUV Wafer Capacity

    5nm V1.0 went volume in March 2020(within Q1 2020, with a ramp in Q4 2019). What is going into volume in Q4 2020 is V1.1 "N5P".
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    Intel 7nm CPUs Delayed by a Year, Alder Lake in 2H-2021, Other Commentary from Intel Management

    AMD should be on something that has the density of Intel's 7nm sooner than Intel. Genoa, Raphael, Rembrandt should be on a TSMC N5 process which is comparable to Intel's P1276/7nm.
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    Possible AMD "Vermeer" Clock Speeds Hint at IPC Gain

    Family 17h = Zen to Zen2 Family 19h = Zen3 speculatively to Zen4. It is very much likely going to be an architectural overhaul within that of Bobcat to Jaguar overhauling at least...
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