A rumour has been floating around saying that AMD’s upcoming Zen-based APU, Raven Ridge, will be manufactured by Global Foundries on the 14nm process. Furthermore, South Korean semiconductor packaging company, Amkor, will the company responsible for packaging AMD’s upcoming APU due to the presence of HBM2 memory.
Not much is known about the memory capacity of the Raven Ridge APU, but one should keep in mind that a single stack of HBM2 is equivalent to 4GB worth of memory. More information about HBM2 can be found here.
Since Global Foundries is also responsible for manufacturing AMD’s upcoming 14nm Polaris GPUs, it wouldn’t be surprising to see if AMD decides to implement an integrated graphics solution inside Raven Ridge APUs based on the Polaris architecture. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to see how the HBM2 equipped 14nm Raven Ridge APUs will affect AMD’s processor sales when they launch in 2017.