I know for sure that with i7 you can't go 2CPUs 1 motherboard
only with XEONs you can .
I saw some upcoming dual socket AM4 MB along with upcoming Zen
I'm little bit confused , some says yes, some says no.
Can anyone clarify ?
I am so curious about your question, very interesting! I think the answer might be possibly NO!
The reason in my view is below:
AM4 is similar with AM1 socket (Kabini), which is designed for all-in-one or SoC chip, might or might not employ Hyper Transport. Even if AM4 has had Hyper-Transport integrated, but it is also no. The reason is that two processors need at least two set of independent system memory modules, one socket could only provides one set.
Two processors in one socket might be possible when two processors are communicating with bus rather than link or route, such Intel Pentium Pro/II/4/Core/Core 2. One could not put dual identical processors onto one socket, and make them work. But little patches towards this configuration could make them work in potential possibilities.
thanks for answer , but anyway you said "possibly"
I want to hear answer from someone who knows that for sure
my question derives from that video
on 3:35 minute he talks about server MB and there you can see 2 CPUs installed
if only one CPU is possible, then , buying Xeon intead of 400-500$ zen is more approved
because you can buy 12 core Xeon with same money
and have 24 threads and 40threads 800-1000$ accordingly
I think if AMD could make 2x Zens into 1 MB possible it would be much better choice for enthusiasts and media makers
I want to build new rig for rendering , Zen got me to rethink whole stuff
but again if only one CPU is possible it's not going to make sense for me
because with AMD performance at least 2x CPU needed
As to AMD ZEN processor, I wish they would first release some entry-level models for end-users to make an evaluation, on the FM2 or FM2+ socket. Because people have few knowledge on the microarchitecture of ZEN, and its actual performance. For one thing, I would not believe AMD Zen could compete with Intel XEON at the same level.
For I7 and Xeons
no one will assure me that Intel can't deal with MB manufacturers to do 2x i7 ito 1 MB
but that restriction is marketing stuff , you wanna go higher than 1cpu per rig? you should go with XEON and pay 5x more
but for AMD they can handle the job , its possible to make motherboard that will work with 2 overclockable Zen CPUS
it would be big step forward in my opinion .
as an example I would pay 1000 for 2x Zens , and many people would pay...
but lets see what happens ...
Sorry, I got you wrong. I mis-interpret your purpose as putting dual processors onto the same socket with additional transform card.
But as to AM4 socket, it is possible to support multi-processors on the one mobo, because it provides Hyper-Trasport support.
sounds better ...
so as I understand no one will say for sure
whether or not can I count on dual Zens into 1 PC (motherboard)?
before official release in january
As is known until this moment, AM4 is a socket succeeding the FM2+ and AM3+, there are no dual-processors configuration for those two platforms. So I am afraid I have eaten my words. It is not likely dual-processors configuration would be available on this platform. You might choose the ZEN core based Opteron processors to build up a multi processors system.
thanks for your answers ,
again , I don't mind if it will be called opteron reptilon or whatever
I would like to have 2 fast brand new (Overclockable Zen core based) processors with 8 core 16thread each, 1400 - 1600 Cinebench score each .
into one motherboard
is that will be possible ?
Until AMD releases Zen based enterprise products and technical information few can answer your question and those who can are under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), that is legally binding.
Typically all dual socket mobos are manufactured and or sold by companies who specialize in commercial/enterprise sales where dual processor mobos are typically used for servers, etc. Consumer mobo makers rarely venture into a dual socket mobos as there is a lot more engineering and design required for multi-socket mobos vs a single socket consumer level mobo. Supported DRAM frequencies of CPUs and mobos are typically lower than in consumer single socket mobos.
Commercial/enterprise mobo suppliers do not support any overclocking of their products as their enterprise customers are looking for 100% reliable systems, not OC'd CPUs/ DRAM, etc. As such the BIOS does not have the features and user options typically available in a consumer level mobo.
AMD is reported to start shipping Zen based enterprise products in Q2 of '17 so more info. should be forth coming mid-year.
Hello after 3 months !
any news about dual socket zen am4 mobos ?
any news ?
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