Intel, along with the announcement of Rialto Bridge computing gas pedals and the disclosure of new details about Sapphire Rapids-SP HBM, has also revealed the upcoming Falcon Shores server chips.They will combine CPU and graphics cores, which is extremely atypical for the server segment, where GPU computing gas pedals have mostly been produced separately from CPUs.Some time ago, Intel came to the conclusion that chips should be made from universal blocks, rather than developing each one from virtually scratch.After all, it is possible to take CPU cores, GPUs, AI gas pedals, memory, I/O interfaces and other necessary elements and combine them in the right proportions.This was the approach used to create Alder Lake chips, which is why there are so many of them and so diverse. For the server segment, Intel also wants to offer freedom of choice.Of course, it is unlikely that customers would be able to order chips with specific CPU to GPU ratios from Intel themselves, but the company would be able to offer a very wide range and everyone would be able to find the best match for their needs.Customers will be able to choose, for example, solutions with a large number of processor cores, where graphics play a supporting role, or vice versa - a lot of graphics, little CPU.And what is important, it will all be in the same packages (cases), which simplifies the construction of servers.What Intel promises will be seriously different from the current approach, because each Falcon Shores chip is a computational gas pedal.These solutions promise significant performance gains for supercomputers and other HPC systems. As of now, Intel promises that the Falcon Shores solutions will deliver more than a 5x increase in performance per watt of power, as well as a more than 5x increase in computational density, and more than a 5x increase in memory capacity and bandwidth. Intel does not specify what process technology will be used at Falcon Shores but says it will be angstrom-level technology (an angstrom is a tenth of a nanometer).Recall that Intel plans to move to 20A technology in a few years - that is, about 20 angstroms or 2nm.Falcon Shores solutions will not come out before 2024.
A fortnight ago, the first reports about the new Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors appeared. It turned out that AMD is developing two Ryzen processors without the X suffix. Such solutions tend to offer lower operating frequencies.
According to @momomo_us, the upcoming Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 will use the same number of cores as the models of the same name with the X suffix. The 5900 & ; is a 12-core processor with 70 MB of cache, while the 5800 & ; is an 8-core with 36 MB of cache. At the same time, these processors will have important differences. Firstly, their power consumption will be limited to 65W, that is 40 W less than the X-series. Second, the Turbo mode speeds for these CPUs are 4.7GHz and 4.6GHz, respectively & ; 100MHz lower (base frequencies not disclosed).
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The new processors will likely only be offered to OEM partners, and will not retail for those who prefer to build their own PCs. Ryzen 5 5600 has also been rumoured to cost $220, but there has been no further confirmation on the existence of such solutions yet.
AMD is also expected to release its AM4 processor family Cezanne & ; such as the Ryzen 7 5700G and Ryzen 5 5600G soon. The Cezanne APUs will allegedly be unveiled as early as next week during the CES 2021 virtual show. It's unclear when or if AMD even intends to offer these new processors to retail customers, as even the 4000G series has so far been limited to OEM partners only.
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