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Clevo and MSI laptops will not use AMD's 7nm chips on their release: new report

The switch to 7nm silicon for laptops may go slower for AMD than it might like. (Source: WCCFTech)
The switch to 7nm silicon for laptops may go slower for AMD than it might like. (Source: WCCFTech)
A WCCFTech correspondent claims to have exclusive news from various sources confirming that some laptop manufacturers are prepared to pick up AMD's new 7nm mobility line-up when it comes out - and that others are not. According to this report, ASUS, HP and Acer are open to adopting these new chipsets.

WCCFTech has just posted an article claiming that the integration of AMD's upcoming 7-nanometer (nm) line-up into laptops may come even later than you may think. These chipsets, which are projected to be released in 2020 at the earliest, may bring a revolution in terms of speed and power consumption to mobile platforms. However, the outlet claims that its sources are now telling it that some original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) are reluctant to jump on this 7nm bandwagon in a timely manner after its release.

The most notable abstentions from the prospect of 7nm AMD mobile solutions in about 2 years are MSI and Clevo. They are joined by Tongfang, which, like Clevo, is an ODM that manufactures laptops that may then be sold under brands such as Origin. On the other hand, WCCFTech also claims that Acer, ASUS and HP are more amenable to a switch to 7nm when AMD can make these mobile components available to them.

It may seem strange that MSI and Clevo, in particular, seem not to want to be on what may be the cutting-edge of laptop parts in the next few years. On the other hand, it has been noted that AMD, unlike larger companies such as Intel, can afford less in the way of after-sales support and technical assistance to every company who builds boards or develops designs based on their newer architectures. This may be why Tongfang, Clevo and MSI have apparently decided to delay the transition from 12nm to 7nm in mobile PCs. On the other hand, there are no indications that these companies will end up avoiding this new trend completely.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-25 (Update: 2019-01-25)