With the launch in the financial analyst event of the company spearheaded by Lis Su – AMD’s chief executive, this big Epyc processor variation is made to go against its rivals from Intel’s range of chips. In its rebirth, the processor series from Naples range from 32 cores along with 64 threads a socket along with 2 sockets on a server devoid of word over potential 4-socket version. These chips are manufactured with the sole purpose of besting the chips from Intel with as much as 128 PCI Express 3 channels that are built-in with the system on chip design (SoC), 8 DDR4 memory channel on every socket to as much as 4 TB on one server. This is something that AMD describes as something that is “highly optimized cache structure” that comes with infinity fabric coherent interconnectivity for pairing 2 Epyc chips in one 2 socket system.
Forrest Norrod, the SVP and GM of enterprise of the company made a statement about the semi-customized and embedded products of AMD, ‘With the new Epyc processor, AMD takes the next step on our journey in high-performance computing.’ He also adds, ‘AMD Epyc processors will set a new standard for two-socket performance and scalability. As we demonstrated today, we see further opportunity with the industry’s first no-compromise one-socket solutions. We believe that this new product line-up has the potential to reshape significant portions of the datacenter market with its unique combination of performance, design flexibility, and disruptive TCO.’
Earlier, AMD announced the launch of another great innovation which is the Radeon Vega Frontier GPU which established quite an attention because it was the very first commercial product that has been built around the Vega GPU series. This card has been designed for the purpose of machine learning as well as for advanced visualization along the lines of workstation markets as well as data centers. It also takes pride with its 64 Vega compute units that have a total of 4,096 stream processors that are linked over 16 GB of HBM2 video memory to deliver 25 Trillion of floating points in a second (teraflops) within FP16 preciseness along with 13 teraflops over at FP32 preciseness. Internal testing department from AMD claims that this is eaual to 30% uplift compared to the modern GPUs that are available in the market today. Also, it has a 42% uplift over Nvidia’s Titan XP.
For those looking for more, AMD also announced an update with ‘client compute’ capabilities – the Ryzen Threadripper. This is meant to be the king of the series and is designed to sit on top of all Ryzen products. It features 16 cores along with 32 threads that are equipped with expanded memory along with input-output bandwidth which is comparable with the rest of the Ryzen 7 series. Currently there is no official launch date for this product yet however was promised to be out in the market by the summer of 2017. This puts is slightly earlier than the release dates of the Ryzen 3 CPU products which is said to launch during the third quarter of the year. Consequently, more AMD products have been expected to launch at the second quarter of the year. These products include the Ryzen APUs – Raven Ridge which features 4 cores with 8 threads having embedded Vega architecture GPU’s. The other product to launch in the second half of this year is the Ryzen Pro which is AMD’s highlights for its CPU series. Also it is expected to have the mobile version of the Ryzen pro over in the market at midyear of 2018.
At the closing of AMD’s line of presentations, they made a brief statement about their plans regarding their future processors. In the future, AMD claimed that Zen 2 as well as Zen 3 will be upgraded to 7nm processors, whereas Vega’s seat will soon be taken by Navi which will also be a part of the 7nm process. Additionally, AMD also gave its word to extend the Infinity Fabric interconnect system over the data entre as well as workstation markets. The also added that this will be a ‘highly-scalable SoCs and platforms that meet the growing demand for high-performance compute and graphics technologies’.
More info on Epyc as well as Radeon Vega Frontier will be featured on the specific product pages however AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper details still has to be added to their website pages.