AMD Announces New CPUs For HPE & Cisco At Computex

AMD Announces New CPUs For HPE & Cisco At Computex

Thankfully AMD delivered on the goods.

"At Computex 2018 we demonstrated how the strongest CPU (central processing unit) and GPU product portfolio in the industry gets even stronger in the coming months", AMD Chief Executive Lisa Su said in a news release. AMD designed this coherent interconnect to facilitate communication between its components inside discrete packages, as we see with the Ryzen and Threadripper processors. This new 32-core chip is the second generation on its Threadripper lineup, and can handle 64 threads.

The highlight of the conference itself was the first public demonstration of the company's 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU, which boasts a fearsome 32-cores (64-threads total).

AMD showed off the 7nm Vega graphics card within a Cinema4D, and also touched on developments of AMD's very own ray tracing libraries and rendering tech. The next-generation EPYC will also use the same SP3 socket as the first-generation chips, though AMD did not clarify on what the status of drop-in compatibility will be.

AMD's new 32-core CPU will be part of the company's prosumer/professional "Threadripper 2" series. This card has been on show for nearly a year now, at various AMD press events, and has been a long time in the making - still, better late than never. To top all of that off, these second-generation Threadripper parts can be dropped into current X399 motherboards after a BIOS update.

On the other side, AMD rendered an image, Quote: "on an air cooling system" while using their Threadripper 2.

AMD also discussed where its graphics line is going in the future.

Performance-wise, the PowerColor RX Vega 56 Nano should be on par with the reference edition. The company also said that the 7nm based Radeon instinct has been rolling out to initial customers and will launch for server and workstations in the second half of 2018. AMD will apply the same Zen+ tweaks to the processors; including memory latency optimizations and higher clock speeds. The latest news straight from AMD confirms that, while multiple 7nm products are in various stages of validation and assembly, only server-side Radeon Instinct and EPYC servers will be getting the 7nm treatment this year.