AMD Announces New CPUs For HPE & Cisco At Computex

Leigh Mccormick
June 8, 2018

The first-gen Threadripper had 16 cores - featuring two eight-core dies - and Threadripper 2 will have four of these dies to make up 32 cores and 64 threads. AMD is delivering about 30 percent more CPU performance and about 100 percent more GPU performance than its competition from Intel, Anderson said.

AMD announced that it is launching its Threadripper 2 processors in Q3 2018.

The new Threadripper is built on a 12nm AMD Zen+ architecture which is the same that's found on the latest Ryzen desktop CPUs.

You might have heard that Intel and AMD annnounced new computer processors (CPUs) with 28 and 32 cores, respectively, at the Computex even in Taipei. Surprising the crowd considering its miniature size, PowerColor's RX Vega 56 Nano could still handle titles at 4K resolution using AMD's FreeSync.

The company also announced EPYC server updates, including their new partnership with Cisco, the leading OEM in the industry, and Tencent Cloud, who announced (in Chinese) that it is now using AMD's EPYC processor moments before the press conference. The company also showed off a 7nm derivative of its Radeon Vega GPU for workstations, advising users to "stay tuned" for 7nm consumer GPUs.

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Moving forward, AMD plans to alternate between new graphics architectures and new process nodes. However, it turns out that the second-generation Threadripper range runs quite cool. The event had earlier seen the introduction of new chips from Nvidia Corp. and Intel Corp., which will no doubt keep an eye on AMD's latest entries into the market.

AMD's Lisa Su showed the Leadership Roadmap Execution for the company's 7nm GPUs, due to launch in 2H 2018.

AMD's first quarter highlights some major traction in the chipmaker's core markets. The new product families are more power efficient than the 8th Generation Coffee Lake chips that are now starting to arrive in products.

The next-generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed Rome and featuring Zen2 architecture, is now running in AMD labs and will begin sampling to customers in the second half of this year, ahead of launch in 2019.

Those focused on machine learning, however, can look forward to a staggering 32GB high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) VRAM that boosts performance by approximate 1.35 times and doubles power efficiency.

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