[Rumour] ATI’s next generation in 28nm?

Fudzilla reports that ATI’s next generation will be fabricated at a 28nm process. This comes in direct contradiction of AMD’s latest roadmap and previous rumours, which all suggest a 32nm process.

The release date has long been speculated as Q4 2010, so that seems likely. The next generation is codenamed “N. Islands” for now. It is unclear if Globalfoundries or TSMC will be contracted for fabrication – or a combination of the two. A 32nm process still seems the more likely, though Fudzilla feels it is 28nm. N. Islands is expected to be the first major new architecture since R600.

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Fudzilla reports that ATI’s next generation will be fabricated at a 28nm
process. This comes in direct contradiction of AMD’s latest
roadmap
and previous rumours, which all suggest a 32nm process.

The release date has long been speculated as Q4 2010, so that seems
likely. The next generation is codenamed “N. Islands” for now. It is
unclear if Globalfoundries or TSMC will be contracted for fabrication -
or a combination of the two. A 32nm process still seems the more likely,
though Fudzilla feels it is 28nm. N. Islands is expected to be the
first major new architecture since R600.

Amazingly, the names of three islands were first rumoured as appearing in
a driver early in October. It is unclear where these names originated from, but could these be the three chips of the N.
Islands family? Only time will tell, as current information is obscure at best.

Reference: Fudzilla

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