AMD’s New 8-Core ‘Hierofalcon’ SoC Spotted, Based on A57 64-bit ARM Design
It appears as if AMD is all set to launch a new 8-core server SoC codenamed Hierofalcon, based on the 64-bit ARM design. The processor will have eight A57 cores, each running at 2GHz and is expected to have a TDP of 30W.
An engineering sample of the new 8-core “Hierofalcon” processor has been spotted, where it has been put up against a bunch of desktop processors from both Intel and AMD. The benchmark results are also available thanks to TweakTown.
Judging by the benchmarks, the Hierofalcon is a force to be reckoned with and even counters some of AMD’s desktop processors in terms of not only performance but also power efficiency. The fact this is an early build of the chip and with time these results will only improve, is just icing on the top for those looking for new server processors.
Each A57 ARM core in the SoC features 512KB of L2 cache for a total of 4 MB for the eight cores. Hierofalcon is designed for and manufactured on 28nm process technology. The chip has a dual channel 64-bit DDR3/DDR4 memory controller with support for ECC memory and speeds up to 1866 MHz. The SoC also features a dedicated “Crypto Co-processor” and a Cortex A5 security processor.