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AMD Unveils Server Strategy and Roadmap

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AMD today publicly disclosed its strategy and roadmap to recapture market share in enterprise and data center servers by unveiling innovative products that address key technologies and meet the requirements of the fastest-growing data center and cloud computing workloads.

Additionally, AMD revealed details of its 2014 server portfolio including best-in-class Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), two- and four-socket CPUs, and details on what it expects to be the industry's premier ARM server processor. This is on the heels of announcing the general availability of the AMD Opteron X-Series processor, code named "Kyoto," which dominates the small-core server market on every performance benchmark. These forthcoming AMD Opteron processors bring important innovations to the rapidly changing compute market, including integrated CPU and GPU compute (APU); high core-count ARM servers for high-density compute in the data center; and substantial improvements in compute per-watt per-dollar and total cost of ownership.

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steamroller 1st half of 2014...hmmm, compatable with the existing server socket....hmmmm.
 
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1. Steamroller cores!
2. They improved everything? I want to see some reviews.
3. HSA is here. I wonder how useful it will actually be and want to see some benchmarks and reviews.
 
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No, 2P/4P Steamroller means no Steamroller FX CPUs.
 

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No, 2P/4P Steamroller means no Steamroller FX CPUs.
Or they are trying to burn through as many piledriver cores as they can.
 
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>still using 32nm in 2H2014
My heart is sobbing. :(
Indeed, what AMD does with the 32nm process power-efficiency-wise is simply magic. But they should really be moving on to a smaller process. Why? Oh why do You keep on using the old 32nm? (well, we all do know why, but still...)
 
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Oh why do You keep on using the old 32nm?
Because GloFo doesn't have anything else? Because they don't have as much money as Intel? Because the process doesn't mean anything if the design is bad?
And you should never compare the processes between different manufacturers...
 
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Because GloFo doesn't have anything else? Because they don't have as much money as Intel? Because the process doesn't mean anything if the design is bad?
And you should never compare the processes between different manufacturers...
*points at*
(well, we all do know why, but still...)
i.e. it was rhetorical, man :)
 

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The "Seattle" processor is expected to offer 2-4X the performance of AMD's recently announced AMD Opteron X-Series processor with significant improvement in compute-per-watt.
the Jaguar core has the same size,consumption and powerratio like the best ARM cores like A9 and A12. how the **** is A57 much better?
 
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People are talking about 32nm like it's something bad, while good old Sandy 2600k is still doing just fine against the latest AMD chips ;)
 
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People are talking about 32nm like it's something bad, while good old Sandy 2600k is still doing just fine against the latest AMD chips ;)
You mean, the Intel's last 32nm chips against the chips that were AMDs first 32nm ones?
 
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You mean, the Intel's last 32nm chips against the chips that were AMDs first 32nm ones?
The 2600K is still doing "OK" against the latest 32nm AMD ones as well (let alone the old ones). They might suck at some newly optimized heavily multithreaded loads perhaps, but those games/apps are still the exceptions tbh.

Well things will shift to favor 8+ cores more rapidly in the future ofc, but we are still not there...yet (if you take the average of all the games and apps a desktop user might run)
 
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@Ikagura Sorry, just a dreadful habit which surfaces up after spending too much on /g/
 
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The 2600K is still doing "OK" against the latest 32nm AMD ones as well (let alone the old ones). They might suck at some newly optimized heavily multithreaded loads perhaps, but those games/apps are still the exceptions tbh.

Well things will shift to favor 8+ cores more rapidly in the future ofc, but we are still not there...yet (if you take the average of all the games and apps a desktop user might run)
2600K is dead.
 
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@Ikagura Sorry, just a dreadful habit which surfaces up after spending too much on /g/
Why would you say sorry?:confused: You said nothing wrong.:toast:
I just pointed out that the old 2600k is a 32nm cpu, while it doesn't really need much power (in AMD terms), and it still performs very well both on stock and especially when it's overclocked.

Thank you for your insightful input...... again....much appreciated. :shadedshu
 
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Why would you say sorry?:confused: You said nothing wrong.:toast:
I just pointed out that the old 2600k is a 32nm cpu, while it doesn't really need much power (in AMD terms), and it still performs very well both on stock and especially when it's overclocked.


Thank you for your insightful input...... again....much appreciated. :shadedshu
Anytime but why you bring it up? New Piledriver FX processors are much better anyway..... Sandy is gone and Ivy is otw out. Haswell is here!:slap:
 
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Anytime but why you bring it up? New Piledriver FX processors are much better anyway..... Sandy is gone and Ivy is otw out. Haswell is here!:slap:
If its so dead I'll take that 3770k off your hands :rolleyes: ;)
 
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If its so dead I'll take that 3770k off your hands :rolleyes: ;)
Just a mindless troll sometimes whose goal is to cause a flame war. Yeah, very typical. :)
 
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Anytime but why you bring it up? New Piledriver FX processors are much better anyway..... Sandy is gone and Ivy is otw out. Haswell is here!:slap:
I use a lot of applications which are not really multi-threaded and where single threaded performance matters a lot. For example, I like to play with Dolphin-Emulator which can't and would not take benefit from more than 2.5 cores, or an other example: I run servers like source or doom(chillax),etc which are all also single threaded (network load can be bound to an other core, but that's almost nothing)... so the "dead" 2600K is still a much better option for me than any(!) AMD cpu out there (But I wish they weren't tho, I like competition tbh)
 
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If its so dead I'll take that 3770k off your hands :rolleyes: ;)
LOL, its gone. I havent updated my sig yet....... I am on the 3930K 12 core LOL:nutkick:

Just a mindless troll sometimes whose goal is to cause a flame war. Yeah, very typical. :)
LOL a wise ass. Me and James are good friends and he isn't trolling if you read my sig....... Bet you feel silly now trolling?:):laugh::)
 
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LOL, its gone. I havent updated my sig yet....... I am on the 3930K 12 core LOL:nutkick:



LOL a wise ass. Me and James are good friends and he isn't trolling if you read my sig....... Bet you feel silly now trolling?:):laugh::)
Yes, I noticed that. But, isn't it your thing sometimes love to make people angry? Yes, I know you. :toast:
 
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LOL, its gone. I havent updated my sig yet....... I am on the 3930K 12 core LOL:nutkick:
Squeeze me? Dude, it's a hexacore (six cores).
 
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>still using 32nm in 2H2014
My heart is sobbing. :(
Indeed, what AMD does with the 32nm process power-efficiency-wise is simply magic. But they should really be moving on to a smaller process. Why? Oh why do You keep on using the old 32nm? (well, we all do know why, but still...)
Agree 100%. Even if it's a foundry limitation... you're getting trounced in the performance/watt because of the process. It would be so much closer to competition with intel and the chips themselves would cost less if you could move to a smaller node. APUs and whatnot with less emphasis on x86 single core performance is just fine if you have the TDP to back it up, right now it looks like they're just trying to market their way out of poorer performing parts even if the move towards more GPU compute is the right choice in the long run.

If you get your TDP down the market opens up to you AMD (mobile, workstation, small form factor). You need a smaller process node and you need it before 2015. :ohwell:


...and don't tell me you can't when you've been below 32nm on your GPUs for quite some time now.
 

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a lot of stuff being talked about. Since most things launched are already in research atm, this means that the new staff is working on these... Hmm. A LOt of server and arm related things. Hope they are sure. Looks to me as if amd is about to close the AMx lineup, continue with the FM sockets and specialize in server and arm. Atleast steam roller will be supported on my socket XD