Exclusive: Server chip with 64 threads arriving in 2017
Fudzilla has scored some exclusive details about the coming AMD Zen chip that will have as much as 32 cores, 64 threads and more L3 cache than you can poke a stick at.
Server follows, then notebook
At the Q and A session after AMD's press conference, company CEO Lisa Su just confirmed that desktop Zen x86 chips are the first products to arrive for consumers. These will be followed by a server lineup, then a notebook lineup.
It runs Windows, renders 4K videos and samples
AMD has just announced its upcoming Zen x86 core that delivers 40 percent more IPC from the current generation.
Company CEO Lisa Su pointed out that Summit Ridge is the new core codename, and that Zen is alive, on track and the introduction video played was rendered on a Zen processor.
Multiple independent sources have confirmed that AMD has Zen x86 prototype chips ready for demonstration, and we might see them tomorrow during the Computex 2016 press conference in Taiwan.
AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel
In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.
Lisa Su, AMD's CEO confirms
Ever since AMD announced a Chinesejoint joint server venture, people have been asking around to get a bit more details. Now AMD's CEO has confirmed the technology involved is both x86 and ARM.
Opening the platform up helped
It appears that IBM’s Power system, which had been largely written off, is back from the dead and Biggish Blue’s attempt to resurrect it might have paid off.
Five sign up
More than five computer makers have announced that they are going to use servers with ARM processors.
Zen can reboot server business for AMD
Many have noticed that AMD had pushed the plans to introduce its Skylake processors in 2015. This was supposed to unify the ARM and X86 processors from AMD in the same socket.