Day: November 20, 2018

AMD’s RX 590 uses either 11nm Samsung or 12nm GloFo GPUs… and you’ll never know which
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AMD’s RX 590 uses either 11nm Samsung or 12nm GloFo GPUs… and you’ll never know which

In a rare move, AMD is dual-sourcing the graphics silicon for its RX 590 Polaris 30 GPU, using both the anticipated 12nm Global Foundries process as well as Samsung’s 11nm node. Originally we had thought the Polaris 30 GPU was being exclusively created by Global Foundries, but it now transpires that AMD’s former manufacturing department is now sharing graphics chip making with the Korean silicon giant. And that’s something AMD’s David Wang told me it traditionally tries to avoid doing. read more