AMD's Naples Zen has 32 cores
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Monday, 13 June 2016 12:35

AMD's Naples Zen has 32 cores


Exclusive: Server chip with 64 threads arriving in 2017

Fudzilla has scored some exclusive details about the coming AMD Zen chip that will have as much as 32 cores, 64 threads and more L3 cache than you can poke a stick at.

Zen comes to desktops first
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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 05:32

Zen comes to desktops first


Server follows, then notebook


At the Q and A session after AMD's press conference, company CEO Lisa Su just confirmed that desktop Zen x86 chips are the first products to arrive for consumers. These will be followed by a server lineup, then a notebook lineup.

AMD CEO Lisa SU shows Zen at Computex 2016
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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 04:46

AMD CEO Lisa SU shows Zen at Computex 2016


It runs Windows, renders 4K videos and samples

AMD has just announced its upcoming Zen x86 core that delivers 40 percent more IPC from the current generation.
Company CEO Lisa Su pointed out that Summit Ridge is the new core codename, and that Zen is alive, on track and the introduction video played was rendered on a Zen processor.

AMD has Zen ready for demo
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:03

AMD has Zen ready for demo


Big hope


Multiple independent sources have confirmed that AMD has Zen x86 prototype chips ready for demonstration, and we might see them tomorrow during the Computex 2016 press conference in Taiwan.

First AMD Zen chips may not be quad-core parts
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AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel

In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.

AMD's Chinese server deal could be x86
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 15:43

AMD's Chinese server deal could be x86


Lisa Su, AMD's CEO confirms

Ever since AMD announced a Chinesejoint joint server venture, people have been asking around to get a bit more details. Now AMD's CEO has confirmed the technology involved is both x86 and ARM.

IBM Power is back from the dead
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Friday, 22 January 2016 10:51

IBM Power is back from the dead

Opening the platform up helped

It appears that IBM’s Power system, which had been largely written off, is back from the dead and Biggish Blue’s attempt to resurrect it might have paid off.

ARM getting attention from server makers
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Friday, 18 December 2015 12:03

ARM getting attention from server makers


Five sign up

More than five computer makers have announced that they are going to use servers with ARM processors.

AMD's ARM plans pushed to speed up Zen X86 introduction
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Zen can reboot server business for AMD

Many have noticed that AMD had pushed the plans to introduce its Skylake processors in 2015. This was supposed to unify the ARM and X86 processors from AMD in the same socket. 

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:05

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7


Greenland APU gives it the necessary firepower

AMD mini cores and modular designs backed by HBM graphics and the upcoming Greenland GPU core might be a winning combination for AMD.