Tuesday, 7 March 2017

AMD Naples server processor: More cores, bandwidth, memory than Intel

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Hot on the heels of the launch of its Ryzen desktop processors last week, AMD today announced the first server chip to be built on the company's new Zen architecture: Naples.

Naples is a two-socket server chip aimed squarely at Intel's Broadwell-EP-based Xeon E5 V4 range, and the overall theme of AMD's chip is "have more of everything." Naples has 32 cores, capable of 64 simultaneous threads, eight memory channels, supporting up to 2TB RAM and 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes. Intel's comparable offering? Twenty-two cores and 44 threads, four memory channels, and a maximum of only 1.5TB RAM.

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