Did you think that the future chip processor's Naples processor is crazy? A company road map reveals even more surprising plans for 2018
After proving to us the closing of significant gaps in the processing of the single core, and demonstrating to us the potential of its modular approach, AMD It will be shown that it has the technology needed to increase this basic design even more, for dozens of processing cores in one holder - and from there the sky is the limit.
The first practical proof of this leap of CCX is expected to come this year, with the launch of the Naples processors to the world of servers that will deliver up to 32 physical processing cores and 64 logical processing cores for a particularly tough war with new Xeon families Intel - But now it turns out that 2018 may give us an even crazier product from the chip developer from Sunnyville.
According to a roadmap to the business-professional market that was exposed on videocardz.com, AMD Aims to make another big technological leap in the production of FinFET chips in only 7 nm lithography, in accordance with the plans of the close partner GlobalFoundries, in 2018 - when this will allow it to provide us with a new flagship product in the server market, which meets Starship and will include 48 Zen (!!), along with SMT technology that will turn them into 96 logical processing cores. All in a single MCM unit, of course, that can be integrated into a single pair and perhaps even a quartet on a single motherboard, for processing capabilities that may be revolutionary in a field that requires complex integer calculations and access to a particularly high-volume cache.
The leaked road maps (which originate from 2016, and hence the data, especially the stated times, with some degree of skepticism) also reveal the company's plans to go in the opposite direction and offer minimalist products with a pair of physical processing cores Core In a tiny power envelope of 4 watts to 15 watts, somewhere in 2019 and based on the spoken 7 nanometer, plus quad-core processors with a power envelope starting from just 10 watts.
It should be noted that all the programs and products mentioned in the previous paragraphs are intended for the professional market only, servers and supercomputers on the one hand and programmed production lines, advertising systems and computerized kiosks on the other - but it is very likely that these programs will be implemented. More relevant to us. As part of this roadmap, there seems to be good reason to fantasize about a future generation of Ryzen processors that will see 16 physical processing cores in home PCs, alongside a jump into the mobile market with products that will compete head-to-head with the Y, U and HQ models. Intel, After years of almost total monopoly category.
The future of the CPU market is undoubtedly based on many more processing cores available everywhere and on every device, and we can only hope that the developers will be convinced of this - and start adapting themselves and their products to this new era from now on, to make the most of it from day one.