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Friday, 04 November 2011 10:45

Volume shipments of 28nm AMD graphics in 2012

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Late 2011 launch still an option


We spoke with a few knowledgeable people and the final take on 28nm graphics is that both AMD and Nvidia could launch some in 2011, but even if they manage, the yields and availability will be nothing short of catastrophic.

TSMC simply didn't get its act together with 28nm transition, which looks more challenging than the company originally anticipated. Globalfoundries have the same issues as 28nm seems to be a pretty tough nut to crack.

AMD is still considering whether they should launch new graphics in late 2012 to cheer up investors, as it would made them look good, but if this happens, make sure to buy one the first day as they will sell out like hot cakes. They will be better than current 40nm chips that are with us for years now, but at this time we cannot give any conclusive advice telling you who will end up faster, AMD or Nvidia.

Nvidia's new chips are almost certainly destined for 2012 launch, closer to Ivy Bridge, which means that Nvidia should be ready with its Kepler generation by March / April time. By that time yields and production should get better, accent is on should, as 28nm transition was supposed to be smooth, and guess what, it is proving anything but smooth.

Games like new Call of Duty, Battlefield 3 are definitely helping both notebook and desktop graphics sales. However, having the new generation ready in late Q1, possibly even in early Q2 2012, doesn't really help many people who like to do their gaming and upgrades between Thanksgiving and New Year Eve. Come springtime, many people have other priorities on their mind.

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-2 #1 fuadzilla 2011-11-04 11:39
Quote:
AMD is still considering whether they should launch new graphics in late 2012 to cheer up investors, as it would made them look good


if it's late 2012 i will be very unimpressed! fudo, you're nvidick's investor and you have to make this fud about amd every time. fud you fudo!
 
 
+6 #2 Jermelescu 2011-11-04 12:13
Quoting fuadzilla:
Quote:
AMD is still considering whether they should launch new graphics in late 2012 to cheer up investors, as it would made them look good


if it's late 2012 i will be very unimpressed! fudo, you're nvidick's investor and you have to make this fud about amd every time. fud you fudo!


it should have been 2011, typo
 
 
-7 #3 trajan2448 2011-11-04 12:42
Another delay from AMD,what else is new?
 
 
+3 #4 saneblane 2011-11-04 14:18
Quoting trajan2448:
Another delay from AMD,what else is new?


When it comes to Amd graphic department, i can assure you that they are firing on all cylinders.It's not the same crappy guys who took 6 years to design a slower processor for the desktop. I can't wait for southern islands and ivy bridge
 
 
+4 #5 Silentwalker 2011-11-04 14:40
Quote:
Games like new Call of Duty, Battlefield 3 are definitely helping both notebook and desktop graphics sales.


Battlefield 3 is definitely helping both notebook and desktop graphics sales. Modern Warfair 3... not so much. Same old engine as mw2. Can run it maxed with at 540m, prob could still run it well with a lower end card too.
 
 
+6 #6 eddman 2011-11-04 20:28
Quoting trajan2448:
Another delay from AMD,what else is new?

It's TSMC's fault, you know, not AMD's.
 
 
-5 #7 ramcoza 2011-11-04 22:49
Quoting eddman:
Quoting trajan2448:
Another delay from AMD,what else is new?

It's TSMC's fault, you know, not AMD's.


He didn't mentioned whos mistake it is. He said another delay from AMD. As far as I remember, he is right. You buy graphics chip from AMD, not from TSMC. Right?
 
 
+2 #8 buxcador 2011-11-06 18:52
AMD and nVidia: My 8800GT is showing age. I have the money on my hand.

I'm just waiting for you.
 
 
0 #9 bardenck 2011-11-07 02:28
Quoting buxcador:
AMD and nVidia: My 8800GT is showing age. I have the money on my hand.

I'm just waiting for you.



kudos for holding out this long!! 8800gt 512 still gets the job done...the minimum nowadays but damn good.... kepler will not disappoint.
 
 
+3 #10 pogsnet 2011-11-07 11:25
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#3 trajan2448 2011-11-04 12:42 Another delay from AMD,what else is new?


If you are living in a cave in the past 2 years. AMD is releasing new graphics ahead of Nvidia.
 

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