AMD's A-Series 64-bit ARM Server SoCs Begin Sampling; Launch Set for Fourth Quarter

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Innomasta

Say what you want about AMD, they're making a lot of things happen with what resources they have.

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AFDozerman

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They turn over less money per year than Intel spends on R&D and still manage to do some incredible stuff, HSA being a prime example.

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AFDozerman

I love the concept of ARM in severers. It's one of those oxymoronic things like "a ton of feathers" or "the world's fastest snail". Also, DDR4 for an ARM machine? Can arm even fullly saturate DDR3?

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welkam

ARM is RISC ISA and because of that it requires more bandwidth for code than x86. For most people ARM associates with low power, but there are nothing preventing to make powerful ARM chip. You just increase clock speed, add pipelining, out of order execution, more cache a.k.a. things that increase power consumption and you have powerful chip

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shotgun-eddie

I think they are going to DDR4 more for power savings then bandwidth.

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vrmlbasic

Perhaps this is a sign that AMD is finally ready to get its memory situation up to par with APUs and CPUs, maybe even realizing the rumored potential for quad-channel memory w/Kaveri?