Zen architecture, among other things curious fact that its ability to scale are almost limitless. Each core is a complete turnkey unit that simply plugs into, so to speak, a node. So, in 2017 it will have to a 32-core processor AMD Naples, through which the company plans to seriously compete with Intel in the server segment, and on the eve of his first pictures appeared on the web.
The processor has turned out not square, and rectangular, and, more interestingly, it is built on a nest with LGA-layout (the contact areas like Intel), instead of the PGA (pins, as in AMD).
Now about the processor knows that there core 32/64 flow, TDP of 180 W, and a quantity of L3 cache space – 512 MB. By comparison, Intel Xeon E5-2699A (the most expensive processor is priced at $ 5,000), 55 MB of cache. But, of course, more than one cache is important.
Established on some processor-socket motherboard. This confirms the possibility of configurations with 64 cores / 128 threads.