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Final version Zen based 32 core Naples will arrive in Q2 2017

by on23 August 2016


Engineering samples are out already

AMD has revealed a heap of details about its 32-core Zen based product - codenamed Naples - and we have a few things to add. 

According to our well-informed sources the engineering samples were expected in Q4 2016. Remember, we were the first to mention Naples in detail in June. Sometimes AMD calls these products Alpha versions  but it looks like AMD was able to demonstrate the CPU a bit earlier as it did a public demonstration at the event in San Francisco last week. This could have  been a pre-Alpha version that was stable enough to run.   

The beta version will follow Q1 2017 and this CPU should be the pre-final version before the company goes to initial production. There is another step in between called the final/general sample that is expected in Q2 2017 and  followed by initial production.

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When a tech company says a product will launch in the second quarter, expect it to happen towards the end. Our best guess is a launch time around Computex 2017. It will take place in the last days of May or the first days of June 2017.

The fact that AMD now supports DDR4 memory, USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps, NVME makes its server portfolio a bit more competitive with Intel’s offering.

AMD’s Michael Clark is expected to give an audience at the Hot chips conference a bit more details about “
A New, High Performance x86 Core Design from AMD
” but we doubt that he will talk about the possible launch date in as many details as we have.

According to well-informed sources, the engineering samples are expected in Q4 2016. Sometimes AMD calls these products  Alpha versions but it looks like AMD was able to demonstrate the CPU a bit earlier as it did a public demonstration at the event in San Francisco last week. This might be a pre-Alpha version that was stable enough to show.   

The beta version will followin Q1 2017 and this CPU should be the pre-final version before the company goes to initial production. There is another step in between called the final/general sample that is expected in Q2 2017 and it will be followed by initial production.

When a company says a product will launch in the  second quarter, you can  expect it to happen towards the end. Our best guess is a launch time around Computex 2017. It will take place in the last days of May or the first days of June 2017.

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/41376-amd-s-ceo-showcases-8-and-32-core-zen

The fact that AMD now supports DDR4 memory, USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps, NVME makes its server portfolio a bit more competitive with Intel’s offering.

 

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