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AMD Radeon RX 590 'confirmed' to be using 12nm FinFET tech

AMD's refresh of a refresh will be on the 12nm node

By: Anthony Garreffa from Nov 4, 2018 @ 17:41 CST

We know it's coming but AMD hasn't said a word about it... yet. But now HardwareLuxx is teasing the 'new' Radeon RX 590 and the fact that AMD is using the 12nm FinFET process.


The first Radeon RX 480 and refresh in the Radeon RX 580 were both on the 14nm node, while NVIDIA's fleet of GeForce GTX 10 series cards were on 16nm, the new Turing-based GeForce RTX series are on the smaller 12nm node.

AMD's shift onto the 12nm node for their Radeon RX 590 will allow for higher GPU clock speeds, improved power efficiency, and I'm sure a couple of surprises (hopefully).