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AMD Zen-based Naples server CPU to have 32 cores

Posted on Monday, June 13 2016 @ 15:48:22 CEST by

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Exclusive details about AMD's upcoming Zen-based "Naples" server processor found their way to FUD Zilla. The site claims Naples will ship in versions with up to 32 cores, these chips will run 64 threads simultaneously and will have a total of 64MB L3 cache. Couple this with eight independent memory channels and up to 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes.

Besides the 32-core beasts, there are also anticipated to be dual-core, quad-core, and sixteen core versions. The Zen server chips are expected to hit the market in 2017 and will reportedly range from a 35W TDP to a maximum of 180W for the fastest ones.
Codenamed Naples, the chip uses the Zen architecture. Each Zen core has its own dedicated 512kb cache. A cluster [shurely that should be cloister.ed] of Zen cores shares a 8MB L3 cache which makes the total amount of L3 shared cache 64MB. This is a big chip and of course there will be a 16 core variant.

This will be a 14nm FinFET product manufactured in GlobalFoundries and supporting the X86 instruction set. Naples has eight independent memory channels and up to 128 lanes of gen 3 PCIe. This makes it suitable for fast NVMO memory controllers and drives. Naples also support up to 32 SATA or NVME drives.

If you like the fast network interface, Naples supports 16x10GbE and the controller is integrated, probably in the chipset. Naples is using SP3 LGA server socket.



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