AMD has three 7nm chips planned for availability in 2019 and 2020 that target the enterprise and embedded markets. The first chip to arrive is at the high-end is codenamed Starship as other outlets have reported. Built on Global Foundries’ 7nm process Starship is a direct replacement for AMD’s upcoming Naples chip. Enabled by AMD’s recent wafer supply agreement with Global Foundries; sampling to OEMs is set to begin in the first half of 2018 with mass production and volume shipments in 2019.
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