TheInq takes a look at AMD's manufacturing process:
WHEN WE PUBLISHED pictures of the Rev H/Barcelona wafers, its debut was part of a long discussion on AMD manufacturing.
Oddly, it followed a talk on Intel manufacturing, and it highlighted the differences between the two in great detail. The two companies couldn't be more different.
Intel has a strategy of copy exact. Basically, whatever the technology is, it is rolled out to the relevant fabs exactly the same way. AMD has a more "on the fly" approach and experiments in real time on the production lines.