AMD Naples 64-Core CPU Lays Intel’s 44-Core to Rest, Slated for Q2 Release after AMD Ryzen RevolutionBy Earl Hemmingway, UniversityHerald Reporter
AMD now heads to the second phase of its Zen Architecture lineup by officially launching AMD Naples with a bang. Following Intel's defeat in its processor battle with AMD Ryzen, AMD Naples has proven its might Intel in terms of features and demo performance. The announcement of this CPU confirms AMD's goal to be a significant data center CPU player.
According to The Register, AMD has unveiled its next card at server market glory with Naples, a 32-core, 64-thread CPU based on its Zen microarchitecture. An Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect is dedicated for Naples CPUs in a 2-socket system.
Conversely, AMD has made sure that Naples would not come out inferior even in the slightest of specs. Thus, Naples will have the most powerful feature possibilities starting off with a scalable 32-core SoC design partnered with two threads per core.
AMD Naples has up to 16 DDR4 DIMMS on 8 memory channels and up to 2TB of memory capacity. It can support up to 32 DIMMs of DDR4 on 16 memory channels, delivering up to 4TB of total memory capacity in a 2-socket server. Naples has a complete SoC with fully integrated I/O supporting 128 lanes of PCIe 3, Anand Tech reported.
Using these prevailing features, AMD ran a seismic analysis processing demo to show Naples outperforming Intel E5-2699A v4 with 44 cores active during a preview webcast. Meanwhile, AMD Naples ran with 64 cores and it beat the Intel system by 2.5 times. In addition, the AMD Naples supports up to 21.3GBps per channel with DDR4-2667 x 8 channels which are about 170.7GBps in total compared to the E5-2699A v4 processor's inferred 140GBps.
Additionally, two AMD Naples can process even more data in parallel and execute even more high-performance computing workloads against the standard four-socket or larger configurations. AMD Naples is set to release by the second quarter of 2017 which will be available through AMD's OEM and channel partners.