At its Financial Analyst Day briefing earlier today, AMD had showcased its newest datacenter processor that is based on the company’s Zen architecture. Called “EPYC”, it apparently comes with several significant improvements compared to Intel’s server-grade LGA 2011 CPUs.
Prior to being bestowed with an eye-opening name, AMD’s EPYC processor was originally codenamed as “Naples”. Some of the improvements of this CPU that were highlighted during the event are that it comes with 45% more CPU cores, 122% larger memory bandwidth and 60% more I/O bandwidth (up to 128 PCIe lanes).
Other specifications of AMD’s EPYC processor includes up to 32 Zen cores and the support for up to eight memory channels. However, AMD didn’t reveal anything regarding the availability and pricing for its EPYC processor.
Then again, the processor is not made for normal consumers. Nevertheless, do head on over to AMD’s official website if you would like know more about the company’s new EPYC datacenter CPU.