AMD EPYC is the server series of CPUs that AMD released about a year ago and they offer multiple cores and threads at a competitive price point as compared to what Intel has to offer. Now we are getting word about AMD Rome, the code name for the upcoming series of CPUs that will be replacing AMD EPYC in the server market.
The upcoming AMD Rome CPUs could feature, 48 cores and 96T and up to 64 cores and 128 threads. We are getting word that there will be two dies available on the market at launch which are as follows:
Die1: Single CCX 6 core, each Die 12 core, single CPU maximum 48 core
Die2: Single CCX 8-core, each Die 16 core, single CPU maximum 64 core
While there is not much that we know about these CPUs we do know that these chips will be based on the 7nm process. It seems that AMD is shifting to the 7nm this year as the upcoming AMD Vega graphics cards will also be moving to the 7nm process, even though it has not been confirmed if they are coming this year or the next.
It is safe to say that the jump to 64 cores and 128 threads is a big one and if AMD is somehow able to pull this off and if these chips are decent in performance then Intel will be pushed into a corner and it will be interesting to see how Intel is going to counter these upcoming AMD Rome chips.
While the GPU segment of the company is not been doing all that well as compared to AMD Ryzen and other CPU series. AMD has got some new faces that will help the company prosper and will give the company new direction and leadership. The following is what AMD CEO Lisa Su had to say about all this:
“Mike and David are industry leaders who bring proven track records of delivering profitable business growth and leadership product roadmaps. We enter 2018 with incredible momentum for our graphics business based on the full set of GPU products we introduced last year for the consumer, professional, and machine learning markets. Under Mike and David’s leadership, I am confident we will continue to grow the footprint of Radeon across the gaming, immersive, and GPU compute markets.”
Keeping all this in mind, 2018 is going to be a very interesting year for both AMD and Nvidia.
Let us know what you think about Rome and whether or not you think this is what will push Intel into the corner.