This week the hype was the Ryzen CPU from AMD. But AMD did not only announce its desktop flagship CPU. They are aiming to the Server market, too, which has seen the predominance in the last decade at least of Intel Xeon CPUs. But things are about to change.
AMD’s Naples CPU comes with 32 cores and a whopping 64 threads, as well as support for eight channels of DDR4 memory with two DIMMs per channel. There will also be no more need for external PCIe switches or chipsets, since it will sport a 128 PCIe 3.0 lane through an integrated I/O controller.
Even more exiting, is the possibility to have dual socket platforms: in a dual-socket configuration you will count on 64 Zen cores, 128 threads, and 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes (64 lanes from each CPU are reserved as a communication bus between the processors through AMD’s Infinity Fabric).
But let’s have a look at a comparison table:
Watch the presentation video for further details:
According to the numbers, AMD Naples will beat out the crap of Intel Xeon, with more cores and more I/O.