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AMD has been making some serious inroads on Intel's market share in the lucrative server market for the past two years. It all started with the company's first-generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, with the second assault coming in 2019 with the Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors. AMD wants to keep that momentum going, so it reached deep into the heart of Intel to snatch out a top exec with a strong background in enterprise computing and engineering execution: Dan McNamara. McNamara previously served as senior vice president and general manager for Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group. Before that, he was the senior vice president of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group.... Read more...
AMD hasn't been in this good of a position in years, and it has its Zen processor architecture mostly to thank for it. First introduced in 2017 with the first-generation Ryzen 1000 family, the Zen family has expanded to cover consumer desktop, HEDT, mobile, and data center platforms. AMD's newest generation of processors, which were introduced mid-year, are using the company's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Those new Zen 2 processors -- Ryzen 3000 on the desktop, EPYC 7002 for enterprise -- are providing strong competition for Intel, and as a result, has helped AMD to gain market share and clout with customers. As of today, AMD stock is hovering at an all-time high of over $46 in intraday trading. Over... Read more...
Advanced Micro Devices is about to put another feather in its cap, that being double-digit market share in the lucrative data center market. Speaking at the USB Global Tech Conference, Ruth Cotter, senior vice president of marketing at AMD, said the expectation is the latest EPYC "Rome" processors will push the company to a 10 percent share by the second quarter of 2020. This would be a tremendous achievement, though still well short of historical levels, which AMD said was around 26 percent. At present, AMD is about about a 7 percent share. Cotter says getting to 10 percent would give AMD credibility in being able to soar back to historical levels. "Our target is to get to 10 percent share by... Read more...
AMD delivered a solid punch across the jaw to Intel with its Zen and Zen+ processor architectures, while the Zen 2 could be seen as crushing body blow. Could Zen 3 deliver a stunning uppercut to pummel its long-time rival into submission? That remains to be seen, but recent comments from Forrest Norrod, AMD's General Manager for the Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, give us some hope that Zen 3 will deliver another winning performance for the company. While speaking with TheStreet, Norrod gives us some critical insight into the Zen 3 Milan EPYC processors that will be coming out in 2020. First and foremost, Norrod confirmed that Zen 3 will feature an all-new architecture,... Read more...
Update 11/6/19: Since publishing this article, Intel has gone back and updated its blog post on Medium to clarify a few points raised by Kennedy. The most significant one is adding benchmark data from an updated version of GROMACS (2019.4), as that version is better optimized to leverage processors based on AMD's Zen 2 architecture. In doing so, Intel states it "found no material difference" to data it originally obtained. "Intel is committed to always provide fair, transparent, and accurate performance results and would not intentionally mislead. We received feedback on our original blog and appreciate the community’s passion about performance and the accuracy of benchmarks. Taking the... Read more...
Like a basketball player that has suddenly caught fire and can't miss a shot, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) finds itself in a zone, the result of hard work and capable leadership guiding the company's success. Part of what's interesting about this is it was not always a given AMD would get to this point. It has, though, and looking ahead, AMD is confident about where it is going, too. This might be lost on some investors. Coming off its most successful quarter (in terms of revenue) since 2005, AMD's share price actually declined a tick. Such is the wild world of investing. A look back over time, however, paints a different picture. You don't even have too look back far—at the end of September,... Read more...
To say AMD is doing well these days is a bit of an understatement, like saying Larry Bird was an okay basketball player back in the day. So, how is AMD really doing? Bolstered by its latest generation Ryzen desktop and EPYC server processors, AMD just capped off its most lucrative quarter in over a decade, with $1.8 billion in revenue. That figure represents 9 percent year-over-year increase, and you can double that percentage gain to 18 percent if comparing to the previous quarter, which yielded $1.53 billion in revenue. After paying the bills, AMD was left with a $219 million profit for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $150 million in the same quarter a year ago. "Our first full quarter... Read more...
The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) center announced it has contracted with Cray to build a supercomputer based on AMD's latest generation EPYC "Rome" server processors. This will be the second generation of ARCHER (Advanced Research Computing High End Resource), with ARCHER2 being much more powerful than its predecessor. "ARCHER2 should be capable on average of over eleven times the science throughput of ARCHER, based on benchmarks which use five of the most heavily used codes on the current service," UKRI stated in an email. The original ARCHER supercomputer entered the scene in 2013 and resides at the University of Edinburgh. It is based on the Cray XC30, with Intel Xeon hardware inside.... Read more...
AMD is riding high on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, both on the desktop and in the server sector, and has managed to steal some market share from Intel because of its recent success. Lest anyone think AMD will now rest on its laurels, the company put that notion to rest during a recent HPC-AI Advisory Council conference in the UK. It was there that AMD revealed some interesting details about its future plans for its EPYC server chips. Zen 3 EPYC CPUs (codenamed "Milan") loom in the distance, and further out sits Zen 4 EPYC silicon (codenamed "Genoa"). It may feel a bit early to discuss server processors that are up to two generations away, given that AMD is currently scoring wins with its Zen 2... Read more...
There's no question that Intel has a commanding lead when it comes to processors used in servers and high-end workstations with its Xeon family. However, AMD has slowly been making inroads with its first-generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, and it is looking to further dig into Intel's lead with Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors. A new report coming out of Taiwan is suggesting that orders for EPYC 7002 processor have been so strong thus far that AMD could see a dramatic upswing in market share during 2020 as more vendors adopt the processors. If market analysts are correct, AMD could be looking at a 10 percent share of the server market by the end of 2020. AMD's share of the server... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, and Chris will be chatting about AMD's 2nd Gen EPYC processors and beastly Sharkstooth 32-core Threadripper leaks, HP's new ZBook 14u G6 and Elite Dragonfly laptops, the hot new ASUS ROG Phone II, custom Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards, hints at our next killer gaming rig give-away, and more... Show Notes: 04:55 - Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC Review: RGB Custom Navi Power 15:46 - AMD 2nd Gen EPYC Scores Design Wins In Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Faster 64-Core Beast CPU Unveiled 22:41 - AMD Threadripper 3000 Sharkstooth 32-Core CPU Shows Dominant Performance In New Benchmark Leak 28:57 - HP Zbook 14u G6 Review:... Read more...
AMD continues to add more server feathers to its cap courtesy of its Zen 2 CPU architecture, which is the driving force behind its 2nd generation EPYC "Rome" processors. One of those feathers is Dell—it announced five new PowerEdge platforms powered by EPYC, each one designed from the group-up and optimized to support features like PCI Express 4.0. Among the new offerings are two 1S racks (PowerEdge R6515 and R7515) and three 2S racks (R6525, R7525, and C6525). According to Dell, the EPYC-equipped PowerEdge C6525 delivers weather modeling results in half the time as previous generation EPYC servers, resulting in faster severe storm notifications. Dell also claims its newest server products... Read more...
AMD has been firing on all cylinders with its Zen family of products, which first came to market in early 2017. Since that time, the processors have grown to cover mobile, desktop and server sectors, with the most recent microarchitecture iteration being 7nm Zen 2 (found currently in Ryzen 3000 desktop processors and EPYC 7002 server processors). But AMD isn't done yet; at the HPE Cast 2019 conference held last week, the company laid out its plans for the future of Zen -- specifically with regards to its EPYC server processors. We already knew that Milan, the successor to 7nm Rome, would be built on an enhanced 7nm+ node, but AMD is now giving us some early insight on performance-per-watt... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco and Dave discuss our AMD vs Intel Architecture IPC Shootout evaluation, PowerColor's custom Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil Navi graphics card we have here on review, Intel 10nm Ice Lake Benchmarks, BEAST 64-core AMD EPYC processors, Toshiba's tiny BG4 SSD, GIVEAWAY hints at the end and more! Join us!  Show Notes:  03:12 - Building An AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Liquid-Cooled Performance Desktop PC With Maingear 12:27 - AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Vs Intel Core i9-9900K IPC Shootout: Did AMD Close The Gap? 20:57 - AMD EPYC 7002 Series Zen 2 Architecture Doubles Data Center Performance And Density 31:00 - Intel 10nm Ice Lake... Read more...
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