AMD Zen-based 8-core Desktop CPU in 2016 - Socket FM3

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There is going to be a series AMD Zen-based 8-core Desktop processors in 2016 based on Socket FM3 according to two new screenhots from an AMD investor PDF presentation. This means next to yesterday's quad-core Zen news, there will be a 8-core model as well. We are still a year away of course.

The two new slides however show a product series under codename "Summit Ridge", a 14nm 8-core processor with 512KB L2 cache per core and 16 MB of L3 cache divded ontow two 8MB clusters for 2x 4 Core modules. So basically it's a scaled up version of the quad-core version (Bristol Ridge). The GCN based IGP will even support HSA (3D stacked graphics memory).

Zen resembles the 'Stars' core design that AMD launched with its Phenom series, but more powerful. The module design that you see on the APUs for example are not present here. Each 'cluster'; is its own core, and on an APU each cluster/module has two cores. So each core should be spicy in terms of performance in what seems to be a very parallel approach. 

The new processor series will support both DDR3 and DDR4 over the integrated memory controllers as well as PCI-Express 3.0, With an expected launch time frame of 2016 it will be interesting to see how well these puppies will perform. Below the two slides, courtesy through

AMD Zen-based 8-core Desktop CPU in 2016 - Socket FM3

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