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.