AMD may launch 48-Cores/96 Threads Processor in 2018

A new report suggests that AMD may launch 7nm 48-Cores Processor in 2018. The AMD internal roadmap leaked reveals current and upcoming processors line. AMD Zen 1 CPU line in 2017 and Zen 2 is expected to launch in 2018. Recent leaks also suggest that AMD rival Intel is also working on a high-end Core i9 Processors line.

According to the leaked slides, AMD is working on 48-core server processor with 96 threads based on Zen 2 Cores. That product has code-name Starship and would be based on 7nm Finfet. TDPs would run anywhere from 30W up to 185W.


Enterprise ProcAMD Snowy OwlAMD NaplesAMD Starship
CPU ArchitectureZen 1Zen 1Zen 2
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET7nm FinFET
Maximum Cores16 Cores32 Cores48 Cores
Maximum Threads32 Threads64 Threads96 Threads
AvailabilityQ2 2017Q2 20172018

AMDs Naples Processors line with 32 Cores is coming for the enterprise market this year, which also includes three ARM CPUs code-named A1100 ARM using ARM Cortex-A57 cores.