AMD's Naples CPUs Cater To Data Centers
AMD has announced its upcoming Naples platform. However, the official name of the product name will not be Naples and several name options are still debated internally at AMD.
According to AnandTech, Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, the launch of Naples CPUs for data centers will be an important move for AMD, as the enterprise market can bring billions of dollars to the bottom line. If AMD will be able to rejoin the x86 enterprise niche and become again a big player in the field, it can take a significant market share from Intel as well as stop some of ARMs ambitions.
Naples is based on AMD Zen architecture. The top end processor will feature a total of 32 cores. The CPU will be capable of a total of 64 threads with simultaneous multi-threading (SMT). This will be paired with a total of 16 DIMMs (up to two DIMMs per channel for eight channels of DDR4 memory). A single Naples CPU will support 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
Coming with USB, internal IO for storage and other things, Naples can be considered as a system-on-a-chip (SoC). According to PC Mag, Naples is aimed to compete with Intel's Xeon processors in the PC server market. The CPU will be offered as either a dual processor platform (2P) or a single processor platform (1P). In dual processor mode the system will provide 64 cores and 128 threads.
As part of AMD's Infinity Fabric, each processor in dual mode will use 64 of its PCIe lanes as a communication bus between the processors. Bandwidth is designed to be on the order of PCIe, but the Infinity Fabric uses a custom protocol over these lanes. Each core uses 64 PCIe lanes to talk to the other, allowing each of the CPUs to give 64 lanes to the rest of the system for a total of 128 PCIe 3.0.
With eight channels and two DIMMs per channel, on the memory side the Naples CPU will support up to 2 TB of DRAM per socket, for a total of 4 TB in a single server. A single CPU provides a total memory bandwidth of 170 GB/s.
New AMD Ryzen Benchmark Leak Reveals Strong Performance
Latest leaked Ryzen benchmark results suggest the AMD CPU is better than Intel's lineup.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Latest Leaks Pose A Huge Threat On Intel
Leaked benchmarks show that AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU matches or it is even faster than Intel Core i7 6800K.
New AMD Ryzen Leak Reveals More Details: What We Know So Far
AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU Family has been detailed in new online leak.
AMD Ryzen 4000 Review: Why Should You Look Forward to This Processor?
Is the AMD Ryzen 4000 really worth it? You might change your mind after reading this article.
How Much Will The Radeon RX 6900 XT Cost? This Leaked Slideshow Has That Information
In a few months, AMD looks like they'll be bringing out Big Navi. The flagship of their new Radeon RX 6000 series will be the Radeon RX 6900 XT. It seems like a leak has revealed numerous details on the flagship card.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
[First Look] The Start Menu Will Be Getting A Visual Overhaul In Windows 10
It looks like a future Windows 10 update will be upgrading how the Start Menu looks.
Are You A Fan Of Elon Musk's Rocket Company? Check These SpaceX Launch Memorabilia Out!
SpaceX has done a lot to forward humanity's progress towards space travel. You can get some memorabilia of SpaceX's launches on Amazon.
Trademark Leak Shows That Rumors Stating A Fable Sequel Is In The Works Could Be True After All
A trademark application filed on June 26 has been uncovered for Fable. Does this mean a sequel is being worked on?