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AMD Zen 16-core server CPU pictured

AMD Zen 16-core server CPU pictured

AMD Zen 16-core server CPU pictured

AMD Zen 16-core server CPU pictured

 
One of AMD's upcoming Zen-based Naples CPUs has been pictured, with the pictured model featuring 16 CPU cores and 32 threads and AMD's flagship Naples CPU featuring 32-cores and 64-threads. 
 
Tomorrow, AMD will be giving an advanced preview of Zen at 9pm GMT at an event called "New Horizon", which will be hosted by Geoff Keighley. This event will take place in Austin Texas and will be livestreamed. At this event, there will be interviews with some of the minds behind the Zen architecture as well as hands-on previews of AMD's upcoming hardware, including LN2 overclocking.
 

AMD's Naples series of server CPUs will be part of AMD's push back into the server/HPC market in 2017, which is a market that is currently dominated by Intel's offerings. AMD's Naples offerings will be the most powerful CPUs ever developed by the company, with their highest-end offering coming with more cores and threads than Intel's current flagship 24-core 48-thread Intel offerings.   

 

AMD Zen 16-core server CPU pictured

 

Above in an image which showcases a compact server which features two Naples 16-core CPUs and an AMD Radeon Pro graphics accelerator. These SoCs are cooled by standard server fan solutions, with the CPUs coming with a dense, low-profile aluminium heatstack for cooling. 

We can see that AMD's Naples series CPUs will come with a much larger package size than their desktop-grade Summit Ridge CPUs, with the CPU using a mounting mechanism which suggests that the CPU uses an LGA (Land Grid Array) mounting system rather than a PGA (Pin Grid Array) system like AMD's current generation desktop CPUs.   

While those that are familiar with AMD's desktop CPUs may think that an Intel-like LGA configuration is new for the company, it must be remembered that AMD's existing Socket F series of Opteron server chips have used LGA packaged since 2006.

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Zen-based server SoCs on the OC3D Forums

 

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12-12-2016, 15:15:29

NeverBackDown
Only a small block of aluminum to cool a 32 core monster? Doesn't sound like it's gonna workQuote

12-12-2016, 15:21:04

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Only a small block of aluminum to cool a 32 core monster? Doesn't sound like it's gonna work
You need to remember that this is for servers, where the fans are insanely loud and often in a different room with a lot of sound dampening material between you and it.

The clock speeds of the 32-core variant are likely to be very low aswell, though we will likely hear more about that soon.Quote

12-12-2016, 15:27:21

NeverBackDown
That's true, but aluminum can only transfer so much heat at one time, no matter how much air you out over itQuote

12-12-2016, 17:20:11

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
That's true, but aluminum can only transfer so much heat at one time, no matter how much air you out over it
It's a server chip so the clocks on it will likely be very low, given the core/thread count.

Most Xeons live under coolers as small as those Quote

12-12-2016, 17:29:49

NeverBackDown
I guess this just means Zen is pretty efficient. Which is a good thingQuote
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