Next-Gen AMD Naples Processor Seen, Features 64 CPU Threads
Recently we saw the RX 480 come out that is quite the budget king on its own. We know that AMD is also looking to compete in the processor market as well.
AMD has started rolling out the enterprise level AMD Naples processor. This CPU has 32 cores and 64 threads. Which is a load of performance. AMD Naples is the codename of the AMD Opteron platform, which will support the 32 core CPU.
Naples will be built into an 8 core base design according to reports, with 16- and 32-core chips being made in an MCM format.
The test board for the Next-Gen AMD Naples processor will have support for 8 memory channels and up to 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes as well as and up to 32 x SATA/NVMe devices. Which is more than most need. No doubt this will be a server board and this CPU will be for the server market as consumers will not need this kind of power.
It will be great to see team red compete in the processor market. This will bring down prices and create competition. As always competition is great for consumers as this means price cuts and discounts.
AMD will be using the SP3 LGA socket. The TDP of the processor is in the 35W to 180W range. This depends on the chip itself. AMD Naples will arrive in four variants; 2/4/16/32 cores. The 8 core version will be reserved for the Summit Ridge platform.
Things at AMD seem to be going as planned and we will be seeing the AMD Zen processor early 2017 if all goes as well. AMD has achieved a milestone and we will be seeing this processor soon.