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To: neolib who wrote (20862)10/6/2017 12:07:27 PM
From: THE WATSONYOUTH
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qualcomm.com

Preliminary estimates based on internal testing show integer throughput performance comparable to Intel Xeon Platinum Series at significantly lower power.
At the 2017 Linley Processor Conference this week, we will share additional details about the SoC foundational elements and how they address the needs of cloud datacenter workloads:

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To: THE WATSONYOUTH who wrote (20863)10/6/2017 12:25:15 PM
From: THE WATSONYOUTH
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Qualcomm’s Falkor Targets Servers
September 19, 2017
Author: Tom R. Halfhill

linleygroup.com

Stretching for the semiconductor industry’s highest-hanging fruit, Qualcomm’s new ARMv8 Centriq processor is targeting Intel’s 99% dominance of the server market. Arriving later this year, Centriq will shake Intel’s tree in the hope that some of the high-margin fruit will fall into its waiting ARMs. The new Falkor CPU is a core part of this strategy.

Falkor resembles the ARM-compatible CPUs that Qualcomm formerly designed for its Snapdragon smartphone processors but adds some higher-performance features. In one major departure, it ditches 32-bit compatibility altogether in favor of software written only for the Aarch64 instruction set.

Centriq is designed mainly for cloud-service providers (CSPs) that need bushels of power-efficient parallelism to run numerous virtual machines for their remote clients. Sampling for almost a year, the 64-bit chips are scheduled to begin production in 4Q17.

The Centriq 2400 has 48 cores, far more than any Intel or AMD server processor. Qualcomm boasts that Centriq is the first server processor manufactured in 10nm FinFET technology, but this foundry process (likely Samsung’s) is similar to Intel’s current 14nm technology. Qualcomm has been vague about the chip’s clock speed and says only that it will exceed 2.0GHz—not exactly a speed demon for a chip manufactured in a next-generation IC process.

Falkor is not a Xeon-class CPU, as it lags Skylake in both superscalar decoding and instruction-reordering capacity, among other metrics. Thus, it’s best suited to applications with lightweight threads. It should be appealing for some data-center applications, particularly if the price is low. Like other ARM server vendors, Qualcomm will probably need more than one generation to produce a truly competitive server processor.

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To: THE WATSONYOUTH who wrote (20863)10/6/2017 12:35:29 PM
From: neolib
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I see from this they claim they will ship commercially later this year (so Nov/Dec). This is the interesting part, and we have known it for quite some time:

Falkor serves as the scalable building block for the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor, the world’s first 10nm server processor, which will begin shipping commercially later this year.

That process will beat Intel's current process and handily beat AMD/GF's 14 and 12nm processes. So an ARM server SoC will be on the most advanced shipping process. And I expect Qualcomm to turn the crank on TSMC's 7nm process as one of the leading parts there too. No wonder Intel has shifted the server parts to be the leading device on new processes. They are trying to protect the cash cow.

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From: FUBHO10/6/2017 9:30:51 PM
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor (YD170XBCAEWOF)

amazon.com

4.6 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews


| 58 answered questions

List Price:$399.00
Price:$298.99 & FREE Shipping.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (20866)10/6/2017 11:09:58 PM
From: HarryD6901
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I pulled the trigger on this one. I need to build a new system for my son for HS.

Long tome lurker (Since '99 or so). Long AMD since $4.00 or so.

Harry







AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor (YD170XBCAEWOF)

amazon.com

4.6 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews


| 58 answered questions

List Price:$399.00
Price:$298.99 & FREE Shipping.

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To: HarryD6901 who wrote (20867)10/6/2017 11:12:38 PM
From: FUBHO
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Yeah, that's a great price. Let us know how it goes...

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To: HarryD6901 who wrote (20867)10/7/2017 1:07:58 AM
From: Pravin Kamdar
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Lurking since 1999? Damn, you are one cautious dude. welcome.

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To: HarryD6901 who wrote (20867)10/7/2017 1:30:03 AM
From: Vattila
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Congrats on your first post, and welcome to the Ryzen club. I upgraded to Ryzen 7 1700 back in June (message 19358). The system has been running flawlessly since, cutting my compile times in half, without even spinning up the fan — quick and quiet.

PS. How many more of us here have Ryzen?

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From: Vattila10/7/2017 11:00:21 AM
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Nice to see the AMD stock price is holding up after Intel's 8-gen launch.

As mentioned, there are very good offers on Ryzen around now. It will be interesting to see if this is a permanent price drop. Intel's 8-gen will be in short supply for a while, it seems.

"As what usually happens with new products, the main questions are around whether the chips are actually available, and if the on-shelf prices are on par with manufacturer's suggested ones. In our searches so far, the new 8th Gen chips for desktops are not easy to get."

anandtech.com

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To: Vattila who wrote (20871)10/7/2017 11:52:09 AM
From: neolib
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Yeah, nice to see from the reviews that Ryzen is still pretty competitive. Intel will not now have new products prior to AMD refreshing zen and a 10-15% performance boost for AMD will keep things nicely competitive. IMHO, the CPU side of AMD is much more competitive than the GPU side.

Then if only AMD (and GF) can hit 7nm in late '18 with Zen2 cores, AMD should continue to do well on the CPU side.

I still wonder what is going on with Koduri at AMD.

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