This year is coming to an end, and we get the first information for 2016, where Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, revealed that in the coming quarters company will offer a fairly large graphic portfolio to update its product range. That means that from the beginning until the end of 2016, AMD will renew all its graphic catalogs with more attractive product, Arctic Island based GPUs manufactured on 14nm/16m process node, which also promises to shed twice the performance per watt compared to Fiji. Lisa Su also disclosed that AMD made good progress in growing share in traditional graphics markets in Q3 2015 and has plans in place to continue this growth over a number of quarters.

AMD To Update Its Graphics Line-Up With 14nm/16nm FinFET Arctic Islands GPUs


Lisa Su – Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. – President, CEO
We successfully executed many of our near-term tactical priorities in the third quarter, while also taking several key steps as a part of our longer-term strategy to focus AMD on delivering great products, driving deeper customer relationships, and simplifying our business. Highlights include delivering strong double-digit sequential revenue growth in each of our business segments; expanding our product portfolio with the introduction of several new APUs and GPUs that improve our competitive positioning in key markets; forming the Radeon Technologies Group to bring a vertical focus to our graphics business and help strengthen our performance in traditional graphics markets, while simultaneously establishing leadership initiatives in emerging — immersive computing markets, like virtual and augmented reality.

If all goes as expected, in the first quarter we will new graphics card from red camp, perhaps based on Grenada XT, during the 2nd quarter we could find mid-range graphic products based on Fiji and HBM memory, while of the 3rd quarter we could find some Arctic Islands manufactured GPUs under a lithograph of 14nm/16nm FinFET accompanied by HBM2 memory for high-end.

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su confirmed that the company’s engineering teams have taped out multiple FinFET designs for both foundries in Q3 2015, but did not go into further detail.

Lisa Su – Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. – President, CEO
And in the third quarter, we also taped out multiple products in FinFET technologies across both of our foundry partners that are on track to enter production next year.

If so, 2016 will be a year for AMD, as far as graphics cards are concerned, and we might see more than 15 products throughout the year.

Year Process Flagship GPU Product Memory Bandwidth
Southern Islands 2012 28nm Tahiti HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 264GB/s
Volcanic Islands 2013 28nm Hawaii R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 320GB/s
Pirate/Caribbean Islands 2015 28nm Fiji R9 Fury X 4GB HBM1 512GB/s
Arctic Islands 2016 14/16nm FinFET Greenland ? ?GB HBM2 1TB/s

Via: Wccftech

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