The difficulties in creating 20 nanometer chips based on planar transistors have been known for a long time, and rumors of changes in AMD's plans to bring new Rx 300 processors to the market this year. The exact source is not clear, but online reports now say that what has become a rumor has become a fait accompli, and that AMD will jump from its current 28 nanometer processors directly to 14 nanometers, Transistors in a more complex 3D structure.
AMD's 14 nanometer processors will arrive next year as part of the Radeon Rx 400 series, codenamed Arctic Islands. Once that happens, the company will join a prestigious club, which is now only owned by Intel, with the 14 series nm processors Broadwell Its, and Samsung, with processors Exynos 7420 Which are at the heart of its Galaxy S6 phones. Nvidia is expected to launch the GeForce 1000 processors, which are not yet known to be based on 16 or 14 nanometer technology. Minimizing these scales helps better energy utilization and therefore gradually closes the gap between the power of mobile processors and landfills, but has less impact on achieving new performance peaks in an environment where low power envelope is less critical, such as desktop. Upgrading the performance of graphics cards 2016 generation will come mostly from other locations, such as The HBM memory Which has low energy consumption and a larger bandwidth than DDR4 / GDDR5,Radeon And in the "Geforce Of 2016.
And what about the Radeon Rx 300 series cards, which are expected to take the place of the Rx 200 later this year? Most of them are modest upgrades to 2014 cards, but the strongest ones, the R9 390 / 390x / 390 × 2, were expected to be based on high-speed HBM memory and 20 nm lithography. If the argument about skipping the 20 Nano technology is correct, so too will the top end of the processors AMD This year will remain based on the 28 nanometer processes. It is unclear whether this will affect the performance planned for R9 390 and its more powerful brothers.