Friday, January 17th 2014

AMD Readies 16-core Processors with Full Uncore

AMD released developer documentation for a new processor it's working on, and the way it's worded describes a chip with 8 modules, working out to 16 cores, on a single piece of silicon, referred to as Family 15h Models 30h - 3fh. This is not to be confused with the company's Opteron 6300-series "Abu Dhabi" chips, which are multi-chip modules of two 8-core dies, in the G34 package.

What's more, unlike the current "Abu Dhabi" and "Seoul" chips, the new silicon features a full-fledged uncore, complete with a PCI-Express gen 3.0 root complex that's integrated into the processor die. In what's more proof that it's a single die with 8 modules and not an MCM of two dies with 4 modules each, the document describes the die as featuring four HyperTransport links; letting it pair with four other processors in 4P multi-socket configurations. Such systems would feature a total core count of 64. There's no clarity on which exact micro-architecture the CPU modules are based on. Without doubt, AMD is designing this chip for its Opteron enterprise product stack, but it should also give us a glimmer of hope that AMD could continue to serve up high-performance client CPU, only ones that can't be based on socket AM3+.

Source: Planet3DNow.de
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92 Comments on AMD Readies 16-core Processors with Full Uncore

#1
theoneandonlymrk
Blue-Knight said:
I hate nothing. I am just telling My facts. And I didn't understand ~90% of what anyone said.


Because I am stupid and useless.
I've sorted that out for you :p
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Thefumigator said:
AMD did a great job with its kabini lineup, the A4-5000 is a good contender, 4 cores, Radeon GPU, 15watts
But that atom (8 cores!) looks nice on paper, I would like to try it out, seems a good one, but still at 20watts.

I found on amazon an ECS KBN motherboard with an A6-5200, quad core, Radeon GPU, 25watts.




get an intel...!! :lovetpu:
ive used atom in the past- felt sluggish and underpowered compared to a core 2 celeron
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#3
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Blue-Knight said:
My CPU cooler will not allow over tight (not that it could bend the pins). And it was quite cheap.

I think extreme violence would be required if that is possible, with my cooler. Just need to follow simple rules and it'll be fine.
If you're using a cooler that just has the push pins, then there is a good bet you won't over tighten it. In fact I've run into issues with push pin coolers not being tight enough, but that's a different issue. A lot of sockets have adapters for coolers to be mounted by screwing it in. Some sockets like LGA2011 have screw holes built into the socket in the motherboard and screwing in a cooler is the only way to mount it. Sockets like 1150, 1155, 1156, and 775 just have holes. AMD sockets for a while (since skt939?) have a clip-and-lever system than can be removed to expose 4 holes for mounting coolers with screws or some other bracket.

I guess the real point I'm trying to make, is that it depends on the CPU and the cooler weather or not you can over-tighten it or exert enough force on the CPU to cause problems.
Thefumigator said:
I found on amazon an ECS KBN motherboard with an A6-5200, quad core, Radeon GPU, 25watts.
I saw that too. I read a review that said that you can only use a GPU on the PCI-E slot. I thought I remember reading a review saying that they couldn't get a RAID card to work on it and ECS replied saying that it was for GPUs only.
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#4
Blue-Knight
Aquinus said:
If you're using a cooler that just has the push pins
No, mine have screws (and springs).
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#5
Melvis
Blue-Knight said:
Maybe because it is isolated from everything. It makes sense.
No not really, we are closer to China then the USA but still we pay through the noes for everything including Computer parts, its just a joke here. Also we can easily self sustain this country but we dont and that will be our downfall.
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#6
suraswami
ZetZet said:
not happening. just get the apu :roll:
ok 8 to 10 cores APU. happy?
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#7
Blue-Knight
Melvis said:
No not really, we are closer to China then the USA but still we pay through the noes for everything including Computer parts, its just a joke here.
Please, tell me the price of some computer hardware in Australia...

For example, one of these: R9-290X-ENFC, GV-N760OC-2GD, Core i5-3570K, Core i7-3770K. Or any other...
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#8
theoneandonlymrk
How's about you start your own thread in general nonsense
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#9
Blue-Knight
theoneandonlymrk said:
How's about you start your own thread in general nonsense
Were you speaking to me?
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#10
theoneandonlymrk
Blue-Knight said:
Were you speaking to me?
Yeah , is there any chance you have something relevant to say on the Op
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#11
Blue-Knight
theoneandonlymrk said:
Yeah
Thanks, now I'm very sad. Perhaps I shouldn't be here as everybody hates me.

I don't know what I am doing in this planet.

Sorry, this won't happen again. I'm very stupid (as always)...
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#12
Melvis
Blue-Knight said:
Please, tell me the price of some computer hardware in Australia...

For example, one of these: R9-290X-ENFC, GV-N760OC-2GD, Core i5-3570K, Core i7-3770K. Or any other...
Sure, these are prices from the place I buy most of my hardware from since there the cheapest. This is not RRP either. AUS Dollars.

290X = $650-$770 Depending on model/Brand

GTX 760 = $300 -$830 Depending on model/Brand ($830 is for the Mars) Otherwise a 2GB OC is around $330

GTX Titan = $1200+

i5-3570k = $275

i7-3770k = $395

Electricity = 32cents per kilowatt hour in AUS Compared to lets say Madisonville KY (where I stayed last yr) at 8c Per Kilowatt hour

Petrol/Gas Prices $1.60-$2.50per litre Depending where you live. For me around $1.70. Compare that to USA at around 0.85c Per litre or $3.25per gallon (3.8litres) ish. ($6.10 - $9.50 A gallon AUS $) Thats without converting our dollar to there's at 89c AUS to the USA Dollar. So add another 11% ontop of that, I cant be arsed to figure it out at the moment lol

On topic 16 cores on a single Die is pretty epic.
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#13
Nordic
How do you aussies live? We americans moan and groan that the price is over $3 a gallon. My electricity is .0877kwh. I couldn't imagine.
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#14
theoneandonlymrk
Bluenight said:
Thanks, now I'm very sad. Perhaps I shouldn't be here as everybody hates me.

I don't know what I am doing in this planet.

Sorry, this won't happen again. I'm very stupid (as always)...
Not so big a deal but there is a time and place is all .
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#15
Melvis
james888 said:
How do you aussies live? We americans moan and groan that the price is over $3 a gallon. My electricity is .0877kwh. I couldn't imagine.
We don't, we just exist to make the politicians richer lol. Wish I got paid $400.000 a yr even after I retire, that be sweet.
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#16
Blue-Knight
Melvis said:
Sure, these are prices from the place I buy most of my hardware...
In terms of computer hardware, I think you are far from paying the highest prices in the world... one of the best prices in my country are as follow (USD):

i5-3570K: $294
i7-3770K: $420
GTX 760 = $392 (PNY 2GB, imagine others)
R9 290X = $960

But in energy and gas I have to agree, that's pretty high!
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#17
Melvis
Blue-Knight said:
In terms of computer hardware, I think you are far from paying the highest prices in the world... one of the best prices in my country are as follow (USD):

i5-3570K: $294
i7-3770K: $420
GTX 760 = $392 (PNY 2GB, imagine others)
R9 290X = $960

But in energy and gas I have to agree, that's pretty high!
I agree computer prices here arnt to bad, some items are cheap and others are expensive, nvidia in general here are alot more expensive then AMD GPU's by a good $100 or more at times for the same performance.. Your pricing is about the same as it would be for the RRP (regular retail price) as you gotta add another $50 to each item (or there abouts). So the 3570k turns into a $325 CPU if you bought it at a normal computer store or electronics store (online is always cheaper) So the pricing turns out to be pretty close for the most part except for your R9 290X is an insane price!!

But we still pay more then the USA even though we are closer and have a better economy. Even when our dollar was worth more then the USA Dollar prices for computer parts where still higher, close but still higher -_-

Yeah our energy and gas prices are a complete joke and thats not including the insane cost to just have a car on the road here now. Cost about $1000 per car before you can even drive it out the gate and I only earn 20grand a yr lol

My electricity bill is for every 3 months (quarterly) Summer time I run a fridge, on average 2 computer system (turned off at night) Hot water system thats turned off completely as I save $100 on the bill from having it off and an AC unit that runs about 12hrs each day depending on the temp (sometime none at all like today). Microwave/toaster/jug that are used every now and again( once or twice a day) and my bill is around $530 for the three months. Winter time its closer to $750-800 for the three months. Heating is expensive as my parents pay over $1000 for the electricity bill during winter.
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