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AMD Places Packaging Order for Vega 11 GPUs and Vega 20 Rumors


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:27 AM

AMD just recently released its RX Vega GPUs, the RX Vega 64 and Vega 56, and both of these along with the Vega Frontier Edition are all based on the Vega 10 architecture. This would be the larger Vega chip with Vega 11 being the smaller, more mainstream-targeting design and it appears AMD has placed the order for packaging these. According to Digitimes, semiconductor packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), which already is a packager for the Vega 10-based GPUs will get the order for packaging the Vega 11-based GPUs. Being the mainstream component, the Vega 11 GPUs will likely replace the RX 500 series, which uses the Polaris architecture, when the cards become available.

Globalfoundries is expected to be the fabricator for the Vega 11 dies, but Digitimes is suggesting this might change for the Vega 20 GPUs. The next-generation Vega 20 chips might be produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) with its 7 nm FinFET process, and they might be heading to supercomputers next year, when the process reaches volume production. Of course these are rumors, and there is plenty of time for these to change, but time will tell what the future for these architectures will be.

Source: Digitimes



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