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sir_ganymede
Journeyman III

will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

Any thoughts ?

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Re: will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

They do, called the Opteron.

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conraire
Adept III

Re: will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

Yeah, last time I heard they're getting ready to release, what was it a 16 core 32 thread server cpu some time this year aren't they?

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Re: will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

Naples yea, both a 16 core 32 thread AND a 32 core 64 thread part, mid 2017 is it's launch window, most likely next month after AMD's conference at the end of this month.

rwd4ever
Adept III

Re: will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

I think the last Opteron was the "Abu Dhabi". It's only claim to fame was that it could handle a lot of RAM, but it was slow compared to Intels of that time.

The Naples will be the next with 32 cores (8-core dies versus 4-core die of Ryzen). I would hope they could also put out an 8-core (1 die) model with

faster frequencies.

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Re: will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

AMD already announced the models and speeds of "Threadripper" server chips releasing Summer 2017

Introducing AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™: Indisputable Processing Supremacy - YouTube

Model   Cores/threadsClock/boostTdpMemoryPci-e-lanes
1998X            16/323,5/3,9GHz155WQuad Channel DDR444
199816/323,2/3,6GHz155WQuad Channel DDR444
1977X14/283,5/4,0GHz155WQuad Channel DDR444
197714/283,2/3,7GHz140WQuad Channel DDR444
1976X12/243,6/4,1GHz125WQuad Channel DDR444
1956X12/243,2/3,8GHz125WQuad Channel DDR444
195612/243,0/3,7GHz125WQuad Channel DDR444
1955X10/203,6/4,0GHz125WQuad Channel DDR444
195510/203,1/3,7GHz125WQuad Channel DDR444
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conraire
Adept III

Re: will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

Those aren't server chips, they're HEDT, High end desktop chips.  Which can also be used as workstation chips.  They haven't shown the stack yet as far as I know for the EPYC server grade chips.

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Re: will AMD ever make an Xeon equivalent ?

The only difference between Threadripper and Naples is that Threadripper is a single socket only platform SP3r2 and Naples is dual (to quad, presumably) Socket SP3, both are the same pin compatible LGA 4094, Socket SP3r2 will fit both Threadripper and Naples chips, making them single socket servers. Also, the definition of "server" has changed, it's an all encompassing term for anything from an actual server to HPCs, AMD just for some reason felt the need to split the term "server" into HEDT and EPYC terms, presumably because they are launching upwards of 20 processor models and needed a way to separate them.

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