AMD says its ARM efforts are seeing weaker-than-expected reception

Posted on Monday, Oct 19 2015 @ 13:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD logo
One little thing we missed in AMD's third-quarter earnings call was a little snippet about the reception of the company's new ARM-based server processors. CEO Lisa Su said the new ARM chips ahve experienced slower-than-expected reception from data center and server farm clients, and pointed to "modest production shipments" of Seattle in the fourth quarter.
An engineering sample of AMD's long awaited 8 core server SOC code named "Hierofalcon" has been spotted and tested and according to WCCF Tech it looked pretty good. It is based around 8 ARM-64bit A57 cores running at 2.0Ghz. And although Hierofalcon maxes out at frugal TDP of 30W.

So even the promising reviews aren't enough for AMD to be optimistic about the ARM based gear.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

Loading Comments