AMD Zen processors

AMD will soon release info on their upcoming server processor, codenamed “Naples”. The new AMD Naples server processor features up to 32 cores.

The new Naples processors 32-core can handle 64 threads with 8 channel memory. That memory can run 2400/2677 MHz per channel. Also, you can upgrade up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory. The new AMD server processor offers better performance on critical parameters, with 45% more cores1, 60% more input/output capacity (I/O)2, and 122% more memory bandwidth3.

Matt Eastwood, senior vice president, Enterprise Infrastructure, and Datacenter, IDC said, “It is exciting to see AMD back in the server conversation with a new CPU and a sound strategy for why it is the right processor for the modern datacenter and the cloud computing era. Looking at the product details announced today, it sounds like a compelling combination that will give IT buyers a unique new option to consider when making their next upgrade.

AMD Naples Server Processor features:

  • 32-core System on Chip (SoC) design, with 64 threads support.
  • Industry-leading memory bandwidth, with 8-channels of memory per “Naples” device. In a 2-socket server, support for up to 32 DIMMS of DDR4 on 16 memory channels, delivering up to 4 terabytes of total memory capacity.
  • The processor is a complete SoC with high-speed I/O supporting 128 lanes of PCIe 34.
  • A highly-optimized cache structure for high-performance, energy efficient compute.
  • AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect for two “Naples” CPUs in a 2-socket system.
  • Dedicated security hardware.

AMD will shed light on its Naples server processors this week during the Open Compute Summit.

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