Showing posts with label AMD Processor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AMD Processor. Show all posts

Thursday, 8 December 2016

AMD Sets Countdown for December Public Hands-On of Zen Processor

The desktop CPU market is about to be embroiled in a contest between master crafters, Intel and AMD. After almost a decade of ruling the market with dependable reputation, Intel is about to face a challenge from AMD in the form of their latest “Summit Ridge” series that will utilize high performance Zen architecture.

Aimed to tease the public with the potential of its performance, AMD has initiated a countdown that would ultimately reveal some live demos with the Zen architecture by engaging in intensive gaming sessions. This big reveal is supposed to be a web show called “New Horizon”; it will be hosted by George Keeley, a big name in video game journalism and the eminent pro gamer Peter Dager, better known as PPD, of Evil Geniuses fame.

Estimated to be aired on 13th December at 1pm PST or 4pm ET, this reveal is going to be a treat as AMD have themselves confirmed that there will be multiple guests on the show taking their turn to test the Zen extensively and give their take on the newbie. AMD is luring the nerds stating, “If you’re serious about gaming, this is an event you do not want to miss.”

Intel is slated to showcase their latest Kaby Lake desktop processors sometime in January; AMD therefore is preparing their ground to pit their super economical Zen processors against the comparatively higher range of Intel whose last Core i7 6950x processor costs a whopping $1723. “Summit Ridge” is expected to have a highest price of $500 for an ultra fast octa-core processor.

Aside from being economical, it manipulates the use of Simultaneous Multi Threading in the high end octa-cores which is a leap of modification from its previous Bulldozer series which had single threading and low processing capacities. Also there is expected to be a high cache hierarchy. Both these couplings are aimed to correct the drawbacks of older AMD models.

The New Horizon will inaugurate with a modest level quad core to test the gaming potential, which is expected to keep the curiosity burning till the next big reveal on “Summit Ridge” later on in the beginning quarter of 2017, with other technologies hidden up their sleeve.

A lot of curiosity and interest is abuzz about this AMD Zen as this project has been entirely under wraps; the idea had been planted in a small Developer Forum convention event in August. It has been worked on meticulously by AMD to improve the design of Excavator architecture and improve its processing speed by adding more clocks; each clock is supposed to be fed with 40% more instruction than Excavator.

Assuring promises of giveaways, AMD is encouraging viewers to book a spot for the prime show and catch all the action live. An adrenaline fuelled performance on the 13th will probably be a premonition of how the processor industry of the future will turn out, commanding the best from both Intel and AMD.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Leaked Details, If True, Point To Potent AMD Zen CPU

It has been more than a year that the potential new about the next-generation CPU architecture from AMD, and it has been code named which known as Zen however it is running in the fantasy of the fans of the company as well as among the people who are looking for more efficient competitor when compared to Intel. The technical configuration can differ, but all geeks should be ready to see the next generation chip full of wallop. The leaked slide is only a part of the highest-end part.

Even though the slide has manage to capture more than required focus, details of the chip might have drastic changes in terms of what it appears now and how it will be at the time of the launch. For instance, the leaked slide itself might not be accurate.

Reports from Fudzilla indicates that this new CPU will be able to offer nearly 16 Zen cores, in which each of the core will be further supporting 2 threads out of the total 32 threads. Rumors also suggest that this new core will be using Simultaneous Multithreading, which is completely opposite to the Clustered Multi-Threading on which the AMD has debuted as part of the Bulldozer family and has been in use for the past 4 years.

Every core has been backed up by 512K of L2 cache and with 32MB of L3 cache will be seen throughout the entire core. This clearly depicts that the L3 structure has been inspired from the Bulldozer. If AMD will be come over from the cache there might be a improvement in the performance. The new integrated GPU will also be offering double-precision floating point at every 1/2 single-precision speed.

Is it too good to be believed? 

The CPU layout shown in the leaked slide makes a lot of sense to everyone. People can clearly see at the modular part and AMD part wherein the Zen module consists 8 threads and 2MB of L2, some unbelievable L3 cache as well as of 4 CPU cores,. Nevertheless, what has been able to raise eyebrows among all the fans includes 64 lanes of PCIe 3.0, HBM interface, and quad-channel DDR4.

The reason being, the highest end servers from Intel pack comes with 32 PCI-Express lanes and even though the Quad-channel DDR4 is available, Intel can only support 4x DDR4-2133. You have to believe that HBM has arrived and the day is not far when it will integrate with servers and desktops since 16GB of HBM memory makes a whole lot of difference. However the Zen’s 512GBs memory interface is one of the most important achievements. This CPU is expected to be unveiled in another 12 to 18 months in the world of server.

AMD will be able to create history if they are able to meet the power consumption and IPC targets. Still the details have not yet been confirmed. It is expected that in coming days it will be big if company will be able to launch the device with 64 lanes of PCI-Express, a totally revamped CPU, integrated graphics processor and 16GB of HBM memory.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

AMD Released Warsaw Opterons With Lower TDP

Warsaw Opterons
AMD have officially presented two Warsaw Opterons 6338P and 6370P. As expected, both are specified with 99 Watt TDP, the clock rates are correspondingly lower than that of the 115 -watt models published earlier in 2012. Without much notice, AMD has released two new Opteron models namely 6338P and 6370P.

Both server processors are compatible with the LGA socket G34 and are at a TPD of 99 watts higher performance per watt than their offer Abu Dhabi predecessor mentioned. The new CPUs are identified by the suffix P, arrange themselves but apart from that in the existing Opteron 6300 - a naming scheme: The 6338P over clocked under load with 2.0 to 2.5 GHz and the 6370P reached 2.3 to 2.8 GHz.

Thus, the Warsaw models are the slowest 12 - and 16-core Opteron processors in the line-up, only the Opteron 6366 HE is clocked even more lower. The relatively low frequencies and the mature 32- nanometer manufacturing allow AMD to specify the Warsaw chips with 99 watts, thereby increasing the efficiency will be higher than the 115 -watt models.

Calculation with base clock at baseline provides the 6338P a meager 3 percent higher performance per watt than the 6344, with turbo is 12 percent. Compared to the Abu Dhabi Opterons; the Warsaw processors increased efficiency in 2P and 4P servers.

The Warsaw processors use the older Piledriver architecture, two so-called Orochi. This will be connected in the MCM process by HT links on a carrier. This also results in the four- channel memory interface, bringing the chips are well suited for RAM - intensive applications in a comparatively low server.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

AMD Plans Future Processor

Early next year , the company Advanced Micro Devices namely AMD will introduce next generation processors called Kaveri which are based on a microarchitecture Steamroller with fine engraving 28 nanometers. AMD is focused in the coming years APUs: "Kaveri" chips come in 2014, "Carrizo" models in 2015. The term APU means " Accelerated Processing Unit" . Special feature of them are the processors accommodate an integrated graphics solution.

 The fact that the market accepts the Combined chips, proved last Microsoft and Sony’s Playstation 4 and the Xbox One count of AMD APUs - both game consoles sold in the first few days over a million. In the coming years , AMD plans seem to expand its market share. The findings of a recently published roadmap that shows AMD's processor plans for the next few years.

Thus, following the current "Richland" APUs the "Kaveri" generation will Start from 2014 with improved chip architecture called "SteamrollerB". Also in terms of integrated graphics , there are new features , the advertising announcement "Next Gen AMD Radeon Graphic" suggests that it is the same architecture as the new AMD graphics cards. Functions such as "Mantle" and "True Audio" are likely to be available . A common memory controller for processor and graphics part is to speed up internal communication.

AMD continues to focus on the FM2 + socket. But that also means that there is still memory of the third generation will be used which is good for all upgraders. When AMD introduced the Even more uncertainty there is in the next- generation APU "Carrizo" . According Roadmap; AMD continues to use the current "Bolton" chipset. The maximum power dissipation is specified at 65 watts - certainly a result of the reduced to 20 nanometer manufacturing process. Depending on how the value is customizable.

One question remains , however: What happens to the processors without integrated graphics solution , such as the " Vishera " series for the AM3 + socket? Furthermore, the source provides information on the possible Carrizo successor. In connection with the code name "Basilisk " appear first rumors. One says that AMD Basilisk for a new processor socket with DDR4 support (presumably FM3) imagines.