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Samsung rumoured to be making chips for AMD next year

It looks like Samsung might start making chips for AMD starting early next year according to new reports from South Korea. These chips would include a CPU (possibly of Zen architecture) as well as a GPU, both based on 14nm technology.

South Korean newspaper, Electronic Times (via: Reuters) was the first to pick up the story, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. As always with anonymous sources, you should take the information with a pinch of salt.


Samsung currently makes chips for a few companies and the tech giant has been rumored to be interested in AMD beforehand. Samsung has also reportedly been working on a GPU of its own though this would likely before mobile devices according to earlier reports.

Right now, Samsung is trying to expand its client base. If this turns out to be true, then Samsung will begin mass producing chips for AMD starting in Q2 next year, so we won’t have to wait too long to find out for sure.

KitGuru Says: AMD has some big launches next year with its Greenland GPUs and Zen CPUs. Are any of you planning on upgrading next year? Are you looking forward to what AMD can bring to the table?

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