AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 18:52

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets


Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

16 Zen core Opteron is Snowy Owl
Published in Processors
Monday, 11 July 2016 10:52

16 Zen core Opteron is Snowy Owl


SP4 BGA in mid-2017

Naples is, as Fudzilla exclusively reported, a 32 Zen core Opteron with 64 threads. The 16 core Zen version with a BGA socket is codenamed Snowy Owl. AMD thinks that Snowy Owl will be a great match for the communication and network markets that needs a high performance 64-bit X86 CPU.