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

/ 3 years ago


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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  • Stefce

    Oh yeah, and the TDP would be something like 300W or even more…

    • Ah


      • Some1

        Higher power consumption = higher power bill.

        • 2twefgsdav

          Because the kind of people running 16 cores are concerned with this.

          • MrPoletski

            yes, yes they are. Power is one of the most important factors when building a large computing cluster.

          • Jeordie White

            The 16 core’s they’ve had out are only 115 tdp i.e. the thermal energy released measured in watts. I think you may be getting tdp and actual power consumption confused. Have you seen what a 6 core intel processor uses in actual power? It near’s 500w’s. Out surpassing amd’s 5ghz chip.

          • No, power (wattage) alone is not an important factor. Performance/Power is.

          • 2twefgsdav

            Not if the performance gain is worth the extra power consumption.