AMD Set To Show A 32 Zen Core APU With A Monstrous 32 Gigs Of HBM2 Ram

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  1. PEB

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    This beast is going to feature 32 gigabytes of HBM2 stacked onboard ram and 32 Zen CPU cores as well as 512 GPU cores. It is being made for supercomputing applications no doubt a few wealthy people will want to buy it for the consumer market. Apparently you can add even more memory externally. This thing is insane likely being built with Samsung 14 nm or even possibly 10 nm process. Samsung recently surprised everyone by showing 10nm chips being produced at their plant. They said that volume production will be happening in 2016 just as TMSC was working on moving towards 10 nm process building a 16 billion dollar production plant.

    Samsung has announced that Apple is going to be manufacturing their advance chips with them. That business alone is worth north of 200 billion a year. No doubt AMD will not be manufacturing their chips at Samsung plants because Apple will suck up all their capacity alone. Never mind Samsung producing their own chips at their plants. Global Foundries have become a second source for advance production at their New York and Texas production plants.

    http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/36968-tmsc-to-invest-16-billion-in-advanced-chip-factory

    Not always the best source but I have heard rumors about this chip for sometime.
    http://wccftech.com/amd-exascale-heterogeneous-processor-ehp-apu-32-zen-cores-hbm2/
     
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    I wonder what kind of heat that thing will put out.
     
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    Damn you'd need a nuclear power plant to power that thing.
     
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    I heard it could feature over 40 billion transistors and that is going to be the largest chip ever made if it gets built.

    Nvidia is also making a HBM2 GPU with 32 gigs of memory just for graphics they claim it will push 8K graphics at 60 frames a second. They say its going to have 32 billion transistors and being built using TMSC 16nm process. They will show it at the end of the year but not in production till 2016 as they wait for TMSC to ramp up production.

    http://www.pcgamesn.com/both-nvidia...an-eye-that-resolution-is-close-to-perfection
     
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    http://www.zdnet.com/article/amd-plans-to-super-size-its-processor/

    More about the kitchen sink chip they plan on adding programmable logic registers like what Intel is planning on doing? Intel has offered 17 billion to buy Altera an expert at programmable logic technology.

    They also plan on 4 teraflop of bandwidth per bus X 100,000 server units. It's unlikely that AMD can achieve all the goals they plan for this monster chip. It's sounds like AMD is trying to excite Wall Street with huge plans.
     
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    That's fine for supercomputing, but unfortunately, AMD has been reduced to this in the consumer market the four years (especially the last 18 months): more cores + more GHz = the solution to everything. Nothing new to offer? Crank up an extreme overclock out-of-the-box and then act like that isn't exactly what you did. So then they ask ridiculous starting prices that last mere weeks before the true capability of these processors are promulgated, and then the final pillar to this triad strategy is simply to slash the asking price. That's what they've got in their slingshot. More cores + higher clock + lower profit margins= AMD's back against the wall.

    It's like, not even half the software out there is properly optimized for more than 2 cores, still to this freaking day, but apparently their flagship Zen CPU upcoming in 2016 will be 16 cores. *Sigh*. Well, at least the focus of the Zen announcement was on the increase in per-cycle performance. That's four years overdue. It's also nice that AMD isn't abandoning the desktop market. Intel definitely is abandoning the focus on consumer non-server desktops, but their architecture is so much stronger they're winning by default.

    I'm pulling for the Americans, here, as always, but after the coup of winning both console contracts for the newest gen, unfortunately, 2015 turned out a stark disappointment both for CPU's and GPU's.
     

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