AMD Zen Based Flagship Server CPU Will Have 64 Threads Under 180W
We had been hearing a lot about the AMD Zen but when AMD pushed the release to 2017 we thought that things would quiet down a but. Seems that was a misunderstanding. New information about the AMD Zen based flagship server CPU is out and we are excited about it.
Previously when AMD showed people the consumer version of the AMD Zen CPU they did say that there will be pushing out another one for the server market and here it is. It is a 64 thread beast with 32 cores and an enormous 64 MB of L3 cache, not that someone like me is going to need that kind of power but it is still amazing to know that something like this exists.
The chip is code named Naples. One of the interesting features about this particular AMD Zen based server CPU is that each of its cores has its own dedicated 512KB cache. The cluster of cores also share 8 MB of L3 cache. This all adds up to a total cache of 64 MB.
It is obvious that not everyone will be interested in this kind of power and some people will be just as happy with half the power that this monstrosity has to offer. So besides this 32 core beast there will be a 16 core version of the AMD Zen server CPU.
I have to say here that with so much power a power draw of 180W does seem reasonable. That is the max and it will not be using all that power all the time so you need not worry. You can expect this AMD Zen server CPU to come out late this year or early 2017. It can come before the consumer version because this is not for the consumers but AMD has the final say not me.