yeah maybe some serious price cuts from intel on the E5-16xx rangeThe E5-1680v4 is a $2000 chip. I wonder if there will be a Naples equivalent workstation chip?
Part of the problem I see is Ryzen does not really compete apples to apples with Intel. Ryzen is a great chip, competes the HEDT i7's for performance but is gimped on the PCIe lanes like the mainstream chips.
yeah everyone except Intel is probably hoping AMD succeeds with AMD Zen platform - giving Intel some competition is always good for customersWish I hadn't sold my shares in AMD when I did. Oh well. It is good that they're trying to make inroads into that high end server chip market so they can finally fill their coffers with cash.
Yes. Just wait until you see the 4 cpu version with no pcie lanes!Also when two chips are in a system IO lanes don't go up from 128 I find that a bit odd. So the infinity fabric consumes half the lanes for chip to chip comms and then the same total 128 lanes (64 per chip) go to the rest of the system?
Pssshh, just throw PLX chips between the CPUs; it'll be fine.Yes. Just wait until you see the 4 cpu version with no pcie lanes!
Fabric/Interconnection networks have been used for inter CPU connections for decades. And Infinity is marketing, nothing more, nothing less, just like QPI and HyperTransport. There is a world of difference between running intra-chassis and inter-chassis in both latency requirements and signal integrity issues.Pssshh, just throw PLX chips between the CPUs; it'll be fine.
Honestly though, I'd be surprised if AMD was only shooting for the dual-socket market. I wonder what they have up their sleeve for four socket (and above) systems.
Crazy hypothetical: In the HPC / Super Computer space, fast interconnects between systems are key. Infinity Fabric inter-chassis networking, perhaps? "Fabric" doesn't really make since for an interconnect between just two CPUs... "Infinity" suggests it's expandable... Maybe there is more to come?