Today we came across an interesting leak of AMD Zeppelin, a very high performance APU where we find eight Zen cores. Each Zen core has 512 KB of L2 cache (L2) memory, making the total amount of L3 cache per Zeppelin cluster 16 MB. Within each encapsulated Zeppelin we have the PCI-Express 3.0, SATA III 6 Gbps controller, 10GbE connection, DDR4 memory controller and in this case, the inclusion of a high-performance graphics Greenland (VEGA) supported by High-bandwidth memory (HBM) that promise a performance of more than 4 TFlops.
AMD Zeppelin: 8-core Zen APU with VEGA Graphics and HBM memory
For its part, the Zen cores will use super fast interconnection of 100GB / s thanks to 4 GMI. AMD Zeppelin will be available with up to 32 cores with AMD Naples processors for workstation and servers will arrive at the end of 2017. It is also expected that customized SoC of AMD Zeppelin will give life to the ‘Project Scorpio‘, Microsoft’s next-Gen console for gaming at 4K resolution.
AMD will have at least three pin-compatible versions of the next generation Opteron using Zeppelin clusters of Zen cores. There will be 8-core versions with a single Zeppelin cluster, a dual Zeppelin cluster version and a quad Zeppelin version. That last option is codenamed Naples for enterprise servers and will have 64MB L3 cache. All of these configurations sound like a lot.