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Thursday February 11, 2016

AMD's Zen 32 Physical Cores In A Single Socket Explained

Earlier this month a leaked Linux patch suggested that AMD's Zen processors would feature 32 physical cores. Well, a video presentation from two weeks ago at CERN has surfaced that details AMD's upcoming x86 processors. One of the slides (at the 12:32 mark) does confirm a single socket 32 core CPU, Symmetrical Multi Threading, 8 channels of DDR4 and support for PCIe gen 3.0. The catch, according to the engineer giving the presentation, is that AMD is putting two 16 core CPUs on the same die to get 32 cores in a single socket. The video below has everything you need to know. Thanks to Pieter3dnow for the heads up.

For those of you that can't download or view the video, this is the slide in question:

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