AMD’s 14nm Greenland GPUs Expected To Debut In Summer 2016
AMD’s next flagship GPU series, Radeon 400 codenamed “Greenland” is reportedly set to launch during summer 2016 if the recent rumors are to be believed. The new series will also be taking advantage of Samsung and GlobalFoundaries 14nm LPP node and is scheduled to enter mass production by the end of second quarter of next year.
Greenland is just one of the AMD GPU family set to debut in 2016 as part of the company’s Arctic Islands graphic processing units and also includes Baffin/Ellesmere. All the GPUs are expected to use HBM 2.0 memory which offers double the bandwidth of currently used HBM 1.0 as well as maximum memory of 32GB.
The Arctic Islands series will mark the first truly next generation GPU series for AMD since 2012 as most of the GPUs released during this time have been either refreshed models of old ones or failed to live up to the hype. The fact that this new family will be on 14nm/16nm FinFET technology which is more power efficient is just one of the reasons 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for AMD when it comes to GPUs.
AMD officially confirmed back in May of this year that its 2016 lineup of GPUs which includes Greenland, will feature three major upgrades over their current top tier series, Radeon 300 and Fury GPUs. Perhaps the biggest upgrade seems to be the usage of the highly anticipated HBM 2.0 memory type. The currently used High Bandwidth Memory failed to live up to expectation which is why all eyes are now tied to HBM 2.0.