AMD Ryzen Shows Its Power In Desktops; Chip Manufacturer Prepares To Make A Mark In Data Centre Processing

By Jeff Thompson - 15 Mar '17 05:30AM

The 2017 release processor from AMD, the Ryzen processor shows pretty decent performance in desktops on heavy duty workloads considering the latest entrant from Intel, Broadwell-E and Kaby Lake processor. The latest news confirms that the chip manufacturer is coming up with a dedicated data center chip with supreme performance.

Even many industry analysts appreciated the performance of the Ryzen processor from AMD. There are market predictions that the processor would help the firm to fight back against Intel to regain the market. However, there are few hurdles expected which include the manufacturers getting familiar with the latest motherboard. Also, the developers should start working on optimizing the software side. In almost all the bench marking performance analysis, the latest processor did an excellent performance. But, there were few reports of blips in the performance, and recently it has concluded that Windows 10 couldn't utilize the 2x4 CPU Complex (CCX) configuration of the chip effectively.

Interestingly, the AMD has decided to come with a dedicated data center processor as well called Naples. The latest one also developed under Zen-based architecture, and it shows the chip manufacturers return to data center industry after a long time. It is a 32-core System-on-Chip with 64 threads computing capacity. It has 128 PCI-Express with 3.0 lanes from the sockets, eight memory channels, and supports up to 4TB memory. Naples provides excellent IO throughput and memory bandwidth along with CPU throughput, and this makes the server processor a beast.

AMD confirmed that the commercial launch of Naples could be expected in Q2 this year, though no specific date is given. It is expected that the server processor would be priced aggressively like Ryzen to capture the market from Intel. Both Ryzen and Naples would create new competition in server processor and PC processor industry, which is currently ruled by Intel.

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