For it's next-gen GPUs, AMD will use TSMC's 7nm process but this dual-foundry strategy news opens up the possibility that AMD may also use Samsung's 7nm node for some chips. With GlobalFoundries out of the cutting-edge manufacturing race, Samsung is the only other foundry capable of delivering this:
AMD confirmed that its first 7 nm chips could be sourced from TSMC, but even it realizes that TSMC has an exhaustive list of clientele for 7 nm, each with its own foundry allocation. AMD could try to find additional sources for 7 nm chips, and we predict Samsung to be one of them. GloFo canned its 7 nm plans, and AMD is keeping it busy with wafer contracts for "Zen," "Zen+," "Polaris," "Vega 10" GPU die, and the 14 nm I/O controller die at the heart of its EPYC "Rome" MCM.