CERN slide confirms AMD Zen has up to 32 cores, 8-channel DDR4

Posted on Thursday, February 11 2016 @ 13:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A slide from a CERN presentation confirms an earlier rumor that AMD's Zen architecture supports up to 32 cores.

The first Zen processors are expected to arrive towards the end of this year, they will be made on a 14nm FinFET process and this new generation promises a 40 percent improvement in instructions per clock (IPC) versus current-gen AMD processors. For the server market, there will be versions with up to 32 physical cores and symmetrical multi-threading, allowing the processing of up to 64 threads.

Zen will also support PCI Express 3.0 and have a DDR4 memory controller with support for up to eight channels.

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Via: ComputerBase

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