- Sep 18, 2011
AMD has $1.6B worth of wafer capacity with GlobalFoundries over 2022-2024.AMD doesn't have the wafer capacity to waste time with crap like a successor to AM1 or anything else in the bargain bin. Which sucks for people that actually like the bargain bin but, what can you do?
The purpose of FDSOI is to reduce average selling price. The target of CMT is for the low-power SMT aspect w/ linear power draw from CMT aspect. Rather than get 4 ALU SMT2 core at 2.3 GHz, it is better to get a (2x)2 ALU core(s) @ 3.3+ GHz, etc.
Given overall improvements a reworked x86 CMT core towards client-embedded. It is more likely AMD to choose FDSOI to cut off Multi-Vt/Leakage optimization process steps/masks that are required for FinFETs.