Nvidia's reportedly working with Samsung to create 7nm Ampere GPUs

7nm Ampere graphics cards in 2020?

Nvidia's reportedly working with Samsung to create 7nm Ampere GPUs

Nvidia's reportedly working with Samsung to create 7nm Ampere GPUs

Rumour has it that Nvidia plans to make the jump to 7nm in 2020, moving to Samsung's 7nm EUV node instead of TSMC's existing 7nm non-EUV offering. 

Today's Nvidia Turing graphics cards a built using TSMC's 12nm manufacturing node, a refined version of the company's older 16nm process. The jump to 7nm will enable the company to create denser silicon with improved power efficiency and performance characteristics, enabling stronger next-generation product offerings. 

DigiTimes has stated that Nvidia will release 7nm EUV graphics cards using Samsung's technology in 2020, utilising the green team's planned Ampere graphics architecture. Nvidia has already been listed as a launch partner for Samsung's 7nm node, but this report reaffirms Nvidia's plans to not utilise TSMC's technology for 7nm products.

It is likely that Nvidia will not replace their current lineup of 12nm Turing graphics cards until 2020, when their next-generation of 7nm graphics cards are ready. This presents AMD with an opportunity to better compete with Nvidia in the near-term, as it allows them to compete with Nvidia's 12nm graphics cards using 7nm technology. 

Nvidia already has a strong relationship with Samsung, utilising their 14nm technology to manufacture their GP-107 chips, which were used to create Nvidia's GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards.

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05-06-2019, 06:49:04

Isn't this >6 month old news that was reposted by stock analysts without any further confirmation or detail(Probably to jiggle around stock prices in their favour)?

Here's the original source I think https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20190101-749503/2

They claim NVidia will be launch partners on Samsung's 7nm EUV node, which is more than possible, but given NVidia has dual-sourced from Samsung & TSMC for a while and both have very similar EUV 7nm nodes that went into production within months of each other I'm not sure I'd take that as meaning exclusivity to either yet. I'd guess the main reason for using Samsung atm would be that their fabs seem to be under much less demand at the moment so could cater to heavy demands from NVidia well.Quote

06-06-2019, 06:43:49

Got to be a hard pill to swallow with Samsung licencing Navi IP for mobile instead of their long term customer that is supposed to be top in their field...Quote

06-06-2019, 06:49:38

To be fair, AMD has much longer & closer links with Samsung than NV do, given Samsung has manufactured all of their current GPUs bar the RVII, as well as their current APUs and CPUs(While also essentially gifting the tech for the other manufacturer of these dual-sourced parts, GloFlo).Quote

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