Wednesday, June 6th 2018

AMD to Polevault Zen+, Head Straight to 7nm Zen2 for EPYC

AMD in its Computex 2018 address earlier today, mention that its second-generation EPYC enterprise processors will be based on its 7 nanometer "Zen 2" architecture, and not 12 nm "Zen+." The company has the 7 nm silicon ready in its labs, and will begin sampling within the second half of 2018. The first products could launch in 2019, after validations. Besides improved energy-efficiency, the 12 nm "Zen+" architecture features a minor 3-5 percent IPC uplift thanks to improved multi-core clock-speed boosting, and faster caches. "Zen 2," on the other hand, presents AMD with the opportunity to make major design changes to its silicon to achieve higher IPC uplifts. The 7 nm process introduces significant transistor density uplifts over the current process. AMD is in the process of building 4-die multi-chip modules using the 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" silicon for its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT client processor family.
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33 Comments on AMD to Polevault Zen+, Head Straight to 7nm Zen2 for EPYC

#26
Metroid
dj-electricAMD is in danger to exhaust everything they have early. Not playing the Intel game by using all available cannons might have a severe penalty.
Not at this point and not at this time, amd showing everything they have means they are also transparent to what they think the competition cant get where they are at moment, it means amd is confident and that is good, intel never did anything to progress core count or even performance, intel launched a quad core in 2006 and still offers only a quad core, that is 12 years on quad cores, that is bs, intel never showed interest on progression, they just kept milking 5% more ipc every 2 years.
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#27
phill
All I can say is that I'm so looking forward to this next release.. AMD will be my next CPU of choice... I think I'll just have to buy Ryzen whatever and a Epyc just to be sure...
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#28
Blueberries
I hope Intel pulls something out of their hat or I might actually have to consider purchasing an AMD CPU.
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#29
bug
BlueberriesI hope Intel pulls something out of their hat or I might actually have to consider purchasing an AMD CPU.
Why the puke smiley? Are you having some reaction to buying what offers the best bang for the buck?
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#30
Caring1
It's an attempt at trolling
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#31
Blueberries
bugWhy the puke smiley? Are you having some reaction to buying what offers the best bang for the buck?
Best bang for your buck is the 8400 and it doesn't require an inferior chipset, slower RAM, or twice the heatsink.
Caring1It's an attempt at trolling
Nope
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#33
Ryrynz
The only thing Intel needs to pull out of their hat is some small performance improvements and adding more cores and likely it'll still have an advantage, just.
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