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AMD's Rome Based Epyc Line Up Leaked

Bond007

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Interesting. I would have expected this to start with 12 or 16 cores. The market will let AMD know if they need to keep lower core count CPUs in the EPYC lineup.
 

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the lower core count will be for entry level servers. if positioned properly by price, it will put a hurt on Intel as their entry level W Xeon's are only 4 and 6 core. you can get some 8 core Xeon Bronze's, but they have pitiful clock speeds, so again, could prove beneficial for AMD.
 

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I am sure it also has to do with die quality. It seems like 8 is the "max" per chiplet, so a poor quality one that needs lots of power to clock higher could be the entry level.

Though for entry level servers, if you don't need obscene amounts of RAM, I am expecting Supermicro/Tyan/etc to have TR or even AM4 based boards. That 3950X would absolutely demolish intels E3 Xeons (or whatever they are calling them these days) for single processor boards.
 

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Intel has a very fragmented eco-system for entry level Xeon stuff. There is an E series, which replaced the E3...and a W series, that's targeted at workstations, but is being used for some entry level servers. both are 4 core or 6 core parts only. then you go into the Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum garbage :p
 

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