Tuesday, September 13th 2016

AMD Readies X370 High-end Chipset for "Summit Ridge" Processors

AMD is readying three motherboard chipsets for its next-generation socket AM4 desktop platform. With its 7th generation A-series "Bristol Ridge" APUs, the company launched the A320 mainstream and B350 premium motherboard chipsets, while keeping a better-endowed high-end chipset under the wraps, which makes its debut with the ZEN "Summit Ridge" processors. It turns out that this chipset is the AMD X370. The X370 chipset will debut with the first ZEN "Summit Ridge" processors along the sidelines of the 2017 International CES, next January.

AMD "Summit Ridge" desktop processors, much like the 7th generation A-series APUs they share the platform with, are SoCs, in that the chips combine the entire platform core-logic along with the CPU and its relevant uncore components. AMD is still giving this platform a sort of chipset, which adds to the number of SATA, USB, and general-purpose PCI-Express connectivity that the processor gives out. The AMD X370 should feature more 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports, SATA 6 Gb/s ports, 32 Gb/s M.2 or U.2 ports, and general-purpose PCIe lanes than what the B350 offers. This chipset should drive motherboards that are ready for multi-GPU setups.
Source: Expreview
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37 Comments on AMD Readies X370 High-end Chipset for "Summit Ridge" Processors

#1
Melvis
I can wait, nothing will change much on the computer side of things between now and then anyway.
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#2
The Von Matrices
I'm confused here. Is "Zen" now the brand name, similar to "Athlon" or "FX", or is that still unknown?
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#3
RejZoR
I like their naming scheme. AMD ZEN X370 sounds really cool, isn't too long and is easy to remember. Good choice AMD.
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#4
kaellar
w8 wut??
X370 is a flagship MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET for Zen, not the CPU itself!
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#5
Jack1n
The Von Matrices
I'm confused here. Is "Zen" now the brand name, similar to "Athlon" or "FX", or is that still unknown?
No, its the architecture name, like Bulldozer or Piledriver.
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#7
Obi_Yoann
"Each CCU houses four CPU cores with 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache, and 8 MB of shared L3 cache. The total cache (L2 + L3) for the ZEN X370, hence, is 20 MB."

I may fail at math sometimes, but there seems to be something wrong here.
For me, (0.5+8)x2=17, not 20...
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I grossly misread the Expreview article. I've since rewritten the entire article. Sorry.
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#9
bencrutz
Obi_Yoann
"Each CCU houses four CPU cores with 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache, and 8 MB of shared L3 cache. The total cache (L2 + L3) for the ZEN X370, hence, is 20 MB."

I may fail at math sometimes, but there seems to be something wrong here.
For me, (0.5+8)x2=17, not 20...
it IS 20MB

(512kB*4 + 8MB)*2 = 20MB
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#10
Supercrit
Obi_Yoann
"Each CCU houses four CPU cores with 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache, and 8 MB of shared L3 cache. The total cache (L2 + L3) for the ZEN X370, hence, is 20 MB."

I may fail at math sometimes, but there seems to be something wrong here.
For me, (0.5+8)x2=17, not 20...
((0.5x4)+8)x2
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#11
Ubersonic
Obi_Yoann
"Each CCU houses four CPU cores with 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache, and 8 MB of shared L3 cache. The total cache (L2 + L3) for the ZEN X370, hence, is 20 MB."

I may fail at math sometimes, but there seems to be something wrong here.
For me, (0.5+8)x2=17, not 20...
Each CCU has four cores, each core has 512KB, each CCU has 8MB.

2 CCUs = 2x8MB + 8x512KB = 20MB

It is correct just badly worded.
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#12
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I don't like how closely their naming system matches Intel. Like...almost identical. Come on AMD, you can do better!
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#14
RejZoR
kaellar
w8 wut??
X370 is a flagship MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET for Zen, not the CPU itself!
Just realized they are talking about chipset, not CPU. I'd prefer this for a CPU name, not chipset...
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#15
Benquebec
Obi_Yoann
"Each CCU houses four CPU cores with 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache, and 8 MB of shared L3 cache. The total cache (L2 + L3) for the ZEN X370, hence, is 20 MB."

I may fail at math sometimes, but there seems to be something wrong here.
For me, (0.5+8)x2=17, not 20...
Pretty sure its 512KB of L2 per core , hence the 20MB.
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#16
dj-electric
Any speculation regarding the tdp of such chipset? Hopefully below 4W
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#17
hojnikb
Isn't L3 shared across all CCUs, so it's really 12MB of cache ?
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#18
Ubersonic
hojnikb
Isn't L3 shared across all CCUs, so it's really 12MB of cache ?
Well it says each CCU has 8MB of L3 /shrug
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#19
ensabrenoir
FordGT90Concept
I don't like how closely their naming system matches Intel. Like...almost identical. Come on AMD, you can do better!
....was just thinking Intel will probably be on their Z270 chipset and whooomp!!!!! Amd comes out with the X370.... marketing at its best.... Anyway tired of hearing about it, want to see it and some numbers....
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#20
hojnikb
Ubersonic
Well it says each CCU has 8MB of L3 /shrug
Looking at the older slides, it seems that each 4 core cluster does indeed have its own l3 cache.
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#21
Chaitanya
Dj-ElectriC
Any speculation regarding the tdp of such chipset? Hopefully below 4W


edit:
Source
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#22
Alexandrus
FordGT90Concept
I don't like how closely their naming system matches Intel. Like...almost identical. Come on AMD, you can do better!
No, they cannot, sadly.
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#23
snakefist
My main concern is:

Can it run Crysis?
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#24
TheGuruStud
People keep saying MB chipset....there is no MB chipset, right? It's all on die, no?
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#25
BackSlash
It's all about the Price - Performance. Can't wait!!
any clue about the target price of the new coming processor??
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