Naples destroys Broadwell E5 2699A
AMD has launched its most exciting product in over a decade and chose an appropriate name - EPYC. We do know that you love Ryzen and Radeon too much, but EPYC is the single most important product generation from the house of AMD. It is, without a doubt, a big disruptive product on the cloud/server market.
Sources close to the matter
Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on Intel’s cash cow in the server market.
Outspecing and outperforming $5000 CPU
AMD has given details of Naples and talked about its support at the Open Compute conference and it also shared a few performance numbers of a dual socket Naples with 64 core and 128 threes versus Intel’s latest dual socket Xeon E5-2699A.
As Fudzilla reported last year
This is one of these "we told you so" moments, as we've already written many details about AMD 32 core Naples server – a data center processor.
2H 2017 Raven Ridge for notebooks
AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said that Summit Ridge, the processor that we will know as Ryzen, will arrive in Q1 2017 and she mentioned that Naples Zen for server will appear in Q2 and Raven Ridge, Zen APU will deliver in the second half of 2017.
New benchmarks released
AMD is continuing to build up expectations for its new Zen-based Naples proccessor.
Engineering samples are out already
AMD has revealed a heap of details about its 32-core Zen based product - codenamed Naples - and we have a few things to add.
Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions
Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename.