EPYC Rome arrives and has key customers
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Thursday, 08 August 2019 11:43

EPYC Rome arrives and has key customers

 

Intel starts biting its nails

AMD has released the second generation of its processor chip for data centres and said that it had already landed Alphabet, Google and Twitter as customers.

AMD's CEO Dr. Lisa Su to host Computex 2019 keynote
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All about Navi, Zen 2 and EPYC

TAITRA, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, has announced that AMD's President and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, will be holding a keynote at the Computex 2019 with a topic of "The Next Generation of High-Performance Computing", hinting that it will be all about 3rd generation Ryzen, Navi GPU architecture, and upcoming 7nm EPYC datacenter processors.

AMD's EPYC will erode Intel's server control
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Still will have 90 per cent

Intel's server processor market share is likely to fall below 90 percent by the end of 2020, as AMD with its EPYC series continues to attract more orders from server vendors and cloud service providers.

AMD has no plans to use chiplet design for next-gen APUs
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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
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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
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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.