AMD is catching up to Intel and while the chip maker already has more cores and threads in the mainstream series, the company is not stopping there. AMD has already announced that 7nm chips will be coming and that they will be shipping to partners before the end of the year. Here we have the AMD EPYC 7000 series powered Gigabyte high-density servers.
While this is a B2B product, it is important because this means that AMD is catching up in the server market as well. We already talked about Tencent Cloud using AMD EPYC SA1 servers that support up to 128 cores. AMD EPYC 7000 series powered Gigabyte high-density servers, H261-Z60 have the following features:
- 2U – 4 nodes with rear access to the node trays
- Dual AMD EPYC™ 7000 series processor families
- 8 x LGA 4094 sockets
- 8-Channel RDIMM/LRDIMM DDR4, 64 x DIMMs
- 8 x 1Gb/s LAN ports (Intel® I350-AM2)
- 4 x Dedicated management ports
- 1 x CMC global management port
- 24 x SATA/SAS hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays
- 8 x M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
- 8 x Low profile PCIe Gen3 expansion slots
- 4 x OCP Gen3 x16 mezzanine slots
- Aspeed AST2500 remote management controller
- 2200W 80 PLUS Platinum redundant PSU
AMD is taking over multiple segments of the CPU market and while this is a start for the server market, the company is getting a lot of traction and we have already seen the impact that the company has in the consumer space and we could get the same response in the business space as well.
Having that said we are interested in checking out what the company has to offer in the corporate space. The AMD EPYC series has already been announced for the 7nm process and it will be interesting to see what the company is looking to pull off in the upcoming days. The next few months should be very interesting keeping in mind that the core wars have already begun, Intel is having an issue with the 10nm process and we are already hearing about the impacts that the 10nm process delay is having on the notebook market.
You can check out more information regarding the servers here. For more news regarding the core wars and the race between AMD and Intel stay tuned to SegmentNext. We will update you regarding all the news regarding PC hardware and consoles.
Let us know what you think about the AMD EPYC 7000 series powered Gigabyte high-density servers and whether or not you think AMD will gain significant ground in the CPU server space.