16 Cores CPU With Integrated PCIe 3.0 Controller Reportedly In Development By AMD




/ 9 years ago

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There are reports that a document published by AMD reveals some new information on their upcoming CPUs. It seems that AMD is working on a new 16-core processor, and that is a true 16 cores, thus not a an 12 CPU cores and 4 GPU cores combo or anything. And no it is not the existing AMD Opteron 6200 Series either. This is something new. Obviously such a processor would see a launch in the server segment first hence we think the processor will be a Opteron. The developer documents list the 16-Core CPU under the Family 15h Models 30h – 3fh.

This 16-core processor is said to have a full Uncore, which is a terminology for the functions of a microprocessor that are not in the Core like QPI controllers, L3 cache, on-die memory controller and so on. The PCI Express and SPI are typically merged into the chipset, not the Uncore.

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Official information is not yet currently available on what technology or the family of the CPU cores are architected on, but the Family 15h Models 30h – 3fh indicate Steamroller CPU cores as previously released in AMD’s Kaveri APUs.

Thank you Guru3D for providing us with this information
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