AMD has no plans to use chiplet design for next-gen APUs
Published in PC Hardware


Will use a different design similar to mobile parts

According to post-CES details showing up online, it appears that AMD will not use the same chiplet design for its next-gen APUs, keeping the chiplet design for its 2nd generation EPYC and 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs.

AMD says 2nd generation EPYC is on track
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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 19:56

AMD says 2nd generation EPYC is on track


Shipping mid-2019

A decent part of AMD's CES 2019 keynote hosted by AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, was about the upcoming second generation EPYC CPUs, confirming it is on track and will be shipping in the middle of the year.

AMD announces new 16-core EPYC 7371 CPU
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:35

AMD announces new 16-core EPYC 7371 CPU


High-frequency 16-core/32-thread SKU

AMD has unveiled yet another Zen-based EPYC CPU, the high-frequency EPYC 7371.

AMD shows Zen 2-based 7nm EPYC Rome CPU in action
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Single-socket beats Intel's best-in-class dual-socket Skylake

AMD has announced its upcoming EPYC "Rome“ CPU, the world's first 7nm datacenter CPU based on Zen 2 architecture and packing up to 64-cores/128-threads.

AMD CTO discusses 7nm EPYC and Vega 7nm
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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:22

AMD CTO discusses 7nm EPYC and Vega 7nm


Both TSMC don’t worry about GloFo

The news that GlobalFoundries is walking away from 7nm manufacturing brought a lot of uncertainty to AMD’s roadmap and Mark Papermaster the CTO of the company has just posted a blog comforting investors and assuring customers that both CPU and GPU designs at 7nm are in safe hands at TSMC.

AMD has great quarter but margins low
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Sunday, 29 July 2018 09:02

AMD has great quarter but margins low


No notebooks and slim EPYC

AMD got mostly positive comments on its financial performance in Q2 18, and it did a great job having the highest quarter in five years. The logic behind this data is that AMD had more than five years of very weak product portfolio to sell especially in desktop/data center and since early 2017 they finally have Ryzen on desktop and EPYC on the data center side.  

The reason why AMD's Vega power was high
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:24

The reason why AMD's Vega power was high


Power optimization engineers went to EPYC

It is no big secret that Vega 64 and 56 had quite high thermals and didn’t actually meet some of its performance targets. Some key power optimization engineers were pulled from the Vega team to the more important goal. The Naples server chip had a higher priority.

AMD 7nm CPU to sample this year
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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 18:27

AMD 7nm CPU to sample this year


Number of products in 2019

AMD was asked about its 7nm products and, as we reported last week, the 7nm GPU for AI has been taped out and apparently so is the 7nm server CPU.

AMD Ryzen and EPYC have big security flaws
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:14

AMD Ryzen and EPYC have big security flaws


Only given a week to fix it

Insecurity experts have discovered critical security flaws in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data from highly guarded processors across millions of devices.

AMD expands Epyc and Ryzen lines
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:20

AMD expands Epyc and Ryzen lines


Wants  a golden age for high-performance embedded processors

AMD has expanded its Epyc and Ryzen product lines to create what it is calling a "new age for high-performance embedded processors".