AMD Defends MCM Approach for Building 32-core EPYC: Huge Cost Savings of ~41%

AMD Defends MCM Approach for Building 32-core EPYC: Huge Cost Savings of ~41% AMD has to pick the best-performing dies out of a common bin. The top 5% dies go into powering the company’s Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors, and a higher percentile go into making EPYC. The relatively smaller 8-core common die has an inherently […]

AMD talks tough as it drums up support for 32-core Zen server chip

AMD talks tough as it drums up support for 32-core Zen server chip At CES, AMD launched its first Zen chips for PCs, called Ryzen. Next on deck is the 32-core server chip code-named Naples, which will ship in the coming months. Naples doesn’t have an official name yet, but the expectations are high. While […]