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.
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.
High-frequency 16-core/32-thread SKU
AMD has unveiled yet another Zen-based EPYC CPU, the high-frequency EPYC 7371.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.