AMD, which was out of the way of the recession, recently demonstrated its 16-threaded 16-threaded Summit Ridge desktop processor, featuring Zen cores in performance continuity with the Intel® Octacore Broadwell-E Core i7-6900K .
The similarly configured 3GB processors have been discontinued in testing, as they ran the Blender multi-threaded display application in a presentation earlier this month in San Francisco.
AMD’s Summit Ridge outperformed the Intel processor.
Martin Reynolds, a distinguished analyst at Gartner, admitted: “He showed a benchmark where the conditions he set reached neck and neck with Broadwell, the best-performing chip from Intel.”
On the other hand, Reynolds stated that AMD “fixes everything that was clearly wrong with the previous generation”, adding the full potential of double strings and improving cache bandwidth.
“It’s like taking your Ford Pinto and giving it an eight cylinder, making sure it has a good fuel and air injection system, and giving it proper control,” he said.
Zen Clean Sheet is based on design. It includes a new buffering hierarchy, improved branch prediction and concurrent multiplication. AMD indicated that it would be expanded to meet a wide range of use cases, ranging from 2-in-1 fanless to integrated systems, high-performance computing and data centers.
Andrel Group principal analyst Rob Underrell suggested that the focus on AMD has not begun.
AMI Kevin Crewell, a senior analyst at TIRIUS Research, said that AMD destroyed Intel Broadwell to match Summit Ridge in the demo.
AMD also tested a 32-threaded, 34-thread Naples server processor in a two-processor server running Windows Server at the San Francisco event.
Both experimental processors are CPU-only, which is unusual for AMD.
Jay Marsden quoted a spokesperson for “Technology News” as saying, “AMD wanted … to give us another glimpse into developing our next generation of product and take the opportunity to show a variety of combinations.”
Gartner’s Reynolds said the company was “strong at putting graphics and chipsets together, but it’s not an APU – it doesn’t have graphics on the chip.”
They made the processors easier to debug and “tells us they are designing the processors to track higher performance parts – server sockets and advanced games,” he suggested.
AMD will ship Naples server in Q2 2017, APU processor with built-in mobile graphics and small form factor in 2H 2017. Integrated market processors will only include CPU elements and APUs.
Zen magician alert
He said that the speed with which the processor operates is determined by the amount of time spent waiting for instructions, so “even a really good processor can spend 40 percent of its seating,” meaning that It waits about twice. ”
In addition, Blender is “heavy on the floating point,” Reynolds noted, “We did not find any diffusion criteria. The waiting issue has to be addressed, and we need to look at several criteria.”
AMD said that Zen Zen has a PCIe lane dedicated to the latest USB ports, graphics, data, and other input / output, so it won’t take lanes from other devices and components.
“Without dedicated corridors, devices can compete for resources and reduce performance,” Andrel explained.
He warned that unless the processor is tested independently, “it’s a show of what the product can do, not what it will do yet”, but he warns, but OEMS “[Core Zen ] Is unusually excited about it, suggesting that there is a fire underneath. All this smoke. ”
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