Monday, April 8th 2019

AMD "Castle Peak," "Rome," and "Matisse" Referenced in Latest AIDA64 Changelog

FinalWire over the past week posted the latest public beta of AIDA64, which adds support for the three key processor product lines based on AMD's "Zen 2" microarchitecture. The "Matisse" multi-chip module, which received extensive coverage over the past few weeks, will be AMD's main derivative of "Zen 2," designed for the client-segment socket AM4 platform, with up to 16 CPU cores, and the initial flagship product featuring 12 cores. "Rome" is AMD's all-important enterprise-segment MCM for the SP3 platform, with up to 64 CPU cores spread across eight 8-core chiplets interfacing a centralized I/O controller die with a monolithic 8-channel memory controller. It so happens that AMD also wants to update its Ryzen Threadripper line of high-end desktop processors, with "Castle Peak."

"Castle Peak" is codename for 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper and a client-segment derivative of the "Rome" MCM with a reconfigured I/O controller die that has a monolithic 4-channel DDR4 memory interface, and an unspecified number of CPU cores north of 24. This is for backwards compatibility with the existing AMD X399 motherboards. AMD configures core-count by physically changing the number of 8-core chiplets on the MCM, in addition to disabling cores in groups of 2 within the chiplet. The company could scale core counts looking at its competitive environment. The monolithic quad-channel memory interface could significantly improve the chip's memory performance compared to current-generation Threadrippers, particularly the Threadripper WX series chips in which half the CPU cores are memory bandwidth-starved. The AIDA64 update also improves detection of existing Ryzen/EPYC processors with the K17.3 and K17.5 integrated northbridges.

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8 Comments on AMD "Castle Peak," "Rome," and "Matisse" Referenced in Latest AIDA64 Changelog

#1
kastriot
Well nice to see that software companies are getting ready for new products before official date.
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#2
brian111
"The "Matisse" multi-chip module, which received extensive coverage over the past few weeks, will be AMD's main derivative of "Zen 2," designed for the client-segment socket AM4 platform, with up to 16 CPU cores, and the initial flagship product featuring 12 cores."

I have heard rumors that the initial top end will be twelve cores but has there been any confirmation of this?
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#3
cucker tarlson
brian111 said:
"The "Matisse" multi-chip module, which received extensive coverage over the past few weeks, will be AMD's main derivative of "Zen 2," designed for the client-segment socket AM4 platform, with up to 16 CPU cores, and the initial flagship product featuring 12 cores."

I have heard rumors that the initial top end will be twelve cores but has there been any confirmation of this?
why else would they Add Moar Dies ? To make an 8 core ?
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#4
HD64G
brian111 said:
"The "Matisse" multi-chip module, which received extensive coverage over the past few weeks, will be AMD's main derivative of "Zen 2," designed for the client-segment socket AM4 platform, with up to 16 CPU cores, and the initial flagship product featuring 12 cores."

I have heard rumors that the initial top end will be twelve cores but has there been any confirmation of this?
A logical strategy to allow them higher binned chiplets to go to Rome-Epyc CPUs (big money there) and later on to bring a maybe limited edition and high-priced 16C-32T to the desktop. TR4 will also need more high-binned chiplets. I only wonder about the boost clocks for the faster 8C/16T with just one chiplet. If ~5GHz they will sell like hot cakes especially if priced $100 less than the 9900K.
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btarunr
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Ryzen 7 3700X could be 12-core/24-thread, and will beat i9-9900K and then some. When Intel responds with 10-core/20-thread 14 nm "Comet Lake," AMD will bring out 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3900X AM4.
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#6
cucker tarlson
I'd rather have an IPC war instead of a core war,but at the same time it's a lot better than intel doing whatever they want and amd releasing another fx.
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#7
brian111
cucker tarlson said:
why else would they Add Moar Dies ? To make an 8 core ?
More cores are a given. What I was questioning was how many cores at first, 12 or 16 at the top end.
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#8
theoneandonlymrk
Official news, is good news ,what with the sales on ryzen's atm(to Clr inventory) ,it can't be long now before they're out.
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