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AMD EPYC 7002 Series Price + Specifications Summarised!

AMD EPYC 7002 Series Price + Specifications Compared!

AMD just introduced nineteen EPYC 7002 series processors, with 8 to 64 cores and up to 256 MB of L3 cache!

To make it easier for you to differentiate them, we compared their key specifications and prices.

 

AMD EPYC 7002 Series

Based on the AMD Zen 2 microarchitecture, the AMD EPYC 7002 series is the 2nd Gen EPYC family of server processors.

Built on the latest 7 nm process technology, AMD claims they will offer up to 90% better integer performance and up to 79% better floating-point performance, than the competing Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processor.

On top of significantly better performance per socket, they also come with hardware memory encryption, and a dedicated security processor.

For more information, read our article – 2nd Gen EPYC – Everything You Need To Know Summarised!

 

AMD EPYC 7002 Series Is Already Changing The Industry

AMD appeared to have shipped the EPYC 7002 series processors early to Google, where they were deployed in production servers for their internal datacenter infrastructure.

Google also plans to use the EPYC 7002 processors in new general-purpose machines that are part of the Google Cloud Compute Engine.

Twitter has also announced that they are already using the EPYC 7002 processors to reduce their datacenter TCO (total cost of ownership) by 25%.

For those who are looking to switch, HPE and Lenovo announced that they can provide datacenter solutions based on the EPYC 7002 processors.

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AMD EPYC 7002 Specifications + Price Compared!

For your convenience, we compared the specifications and prices of the AMD EPYC 7002 models!

64-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7742 64 / 128 2.25 GHz 3.4 GHz 256 MB 225 W $6,950
EPYC 7702 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $6,450
EPYC 7702P 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $4,425
48-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7642 48 / 96 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 256 MB 225 W $4,775
EPYC 7552 48 / 96 2.2 GHz 3.3 GHz 192 MB 200 W $4,025
32-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7542 32 / 64 2.9 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 225 W $3,400
EPYC 7502 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,600
EPYC 7502P 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,300
EPYC 7452 32 / 64 2.35 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 155 W $2,205
24-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7402 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,783
EPYC 7402P 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,250
EPYC 7352 24 / 48 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz 128 MB 155 W $1,350
16-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7302 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $978
EPYC 7302P 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $825
EPYC 7282 16 / 32 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $650
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7272 12 / 24 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $625
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7262 8 / 16 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 155 W $575
EPYC 7252 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $475
EPYC 7232P 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 32 MB 120 W $450

 

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2nd Gen EPYC – Everything You Need To Know Summarised!

Leveraging their new Zen 2 microarchitecture and 7 nm process technology, AMD just introduced their 2nd Gen EPYC processors.

Designed to challenge Intel Xeon in the enterprise, cloud and HPC markets, the 2nd Gen EPYC processors promise to deliver “record-setting performance“, while reducing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by up to 50%.

Here is everything you need to know about the new 2nd Gen EPYC processors… summarised!

 

The Official 2nd Gen EPYC Product Presentation Summary

Let’s start with a quick 7.5 minute summary of the 2nd Gen EPYC product presentations by Dr. Lisa Su, Mark Papermaster and Forrest Norrod!

Now, let’s take a look at its key features and specifications!

AMD Infinity Architecture Explained

The AMD Infinity Architecture is a fancy name for their new modular chiplet-based design. It allows them to combine up to eight processor dies with a single I/O die on the same package, faster and at lower cost.

The processor dies are fabricated with the industry-leading 7 nm process technology for best performance at lowest power consumption, and thermal output.

The I/O die, on the other hand, can be fabricated on the much cheaper 14 nm process technology, with a much higher yield.

2nd Gen EPYC Is Built On 7nm

The 2nd Gen EPYC processor cores are fabricated on the 7nm process technology. This allows AMD to fit more transistors into a smaller space.

By doubling the transistor density, coupled with microarchitectural optimisations, the 2nd Gen EPYC delivers 4X the floating point performance of the 1st Gen EPYC processors.

The smaller process also increases energy efficiency, reducing both power consumption and heat output. According to AMD, 2nd Gen EPYC will use half the power consumption as the 1st Gen EPYC at the same performance level.

Industry-Leading Performance

AMD claims they will offer up to 90% better integer performance and up to 79% better floating-point performance, than the competing Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processor.

On top of significantly better performance per socket, they also come with hardware memory encryption, and a dedicated security processor.

Baked-In Security On Multiple Levels

The 2nd Gen EPYC processors are built-in with multiple levels of security features, to harden it against cyberattacks.

  • They have a secure root of trust designed to validate the initial BIOS boot without corruption.
    In virtualised environments, you can use it to cryptographically check that your entire software stack is booted without corruption.
  • They have memory encryption engines built into their memory channels to hardware-encrypt data in the memory, preventing cold boot attacks.
  • In the 2nd Gen EPYC, every virtual machine is now encrypted with one of up to 509 unique encryption keys known only to the processor.
    This protects your data even if a malicious VM finds its way into your virtual machine memory, or if a compromised hypervisor gains access into a guest VM.

2nd Gen EPYC Is PCI Express Gen 4 Ready!

Like the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors, the 2nd Gen EPYC is PCI Express Gen 4 ready.

PCIe 4.0 doubles the bandwidth over PCIe 3.0, and every EPYC processor has 128 lanes to tie together HPC clusters, or connect to GPU accelerators and NVMe drives.

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2nd Gen EPYC Model, Specifications + Price Summary

For your convenience, we summarised the specifications and prices of the 2nd Gen EPYC models!

64-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7742 64 / 128 2.25 GHz 3.4 GHz 256 MB 225 W $6,950
EPYC 7702 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $6,450
EPYC 7702P 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $4,425
48-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7642 48 / 96 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 256 MB 225 W $4,775
EPYC 7552 48 / 96 2.2 GHz 3.3 GHz 192 MB 200 W $4,025
32-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7542 32 / 64 2.9 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 225 W $3,400
EPYC 7502 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,600
EPYC 7502P 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,300
EPYC 7452 32 / 64 2.35 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 155 W $2,205
24-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7402 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,783
EPYC 7402P 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,250
EPYC 7352 24 / 48 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz 128 MB 155 W $1,350
16-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7302 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $978
EPYC 7302P 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $825
EPYC 7282 16 / 32 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $650
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7272 12 / 24 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $625
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7262 8 / 16 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 155 W $575
EPYC 7252 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $475
EPYC 7232P 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 32 MB 120 W $450

 

2nd Gen EPYC Is Already Changing The Industry

AMD appeared to have shipped the 2nd Gen EPYC processors early to Google, where they were deployed in production servers for their internal datacenter infrastructure.

Google also plans to use the 2nd Gen EPYC processors in new general-purpose machines that are part of the Google Cloud Compute Engine.

Twitter has also announced that they are already using the 2nd Gen EPYC processors to reduce their datacenter TCO (total cost of ownership) by 25%.

 

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AMD 7nm EPYC Processor Update + First Look!

One of the biggest revelations at the AMD Computex 2018 press conference is how well along AMD is with their 7nm efforts. Everything appears to be chugging along as planned, and AMD shared not only details about their 7nm EPYC processor, they also showed off an engineering sample!

 

The 7nm EPYC Revealed!

At AMD Computex 2018, Dr. Lisa Su announced that AMD has decided to introduce 7nm Zen 2 processor, in the form of the 7nm EPYC processors!

Here are the key points in Dr. Lisa Su’s presentation :

  • AMD will go straight to 7nm Zen 2 cores for the next-generation EPYC processors.
  • 7nm Zen 2 silicon are in AMD labs, and “it’s looking good!
  • AMD will be sampling 7nm EPYC processors in the second half of 2018., with a launch in 2019.
  • 7nm EPYC processors will continue to use Socket SP3, and will be “drop-in” replacements for the first-generation EPYC processors.

 

First Look At 7nm EPYC + 7nm Vega!

In this video, Dr. Lisa Su shows off engineering samples of the 7nm EPYC processor (on the left), and the 7nm Vega GPU (on the right).

 

First Examples Of 7nm EPYC Servers

AMD also showed examples of a single CPU server, and a dual CPU server, with 7nm EPYC processors.

As AMD hasn’t actually produced any 7nm EPYC thus far (sampling only starts in the second half of 2018), these are just dummy CPU mockups. The real purpose is to demonstrate that they will be pin-compatible drop-in replacements for existing EPYC servers… with a BIOS update, of course!

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Confirmed : Intel Penryn CPUs Also Vulnerable To Meltdown + Spectre

Intel has always maintained that Meltdown and Spectre only affected their processors from Nehalem onwards. Every list they released publicly has backed that up. However, we can now confirm that even the Intel Penryn CPUs are also vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre.

 

Intel Penryn CPUs Also Vulnerable To Meltdown + Spectre

Every list Intel ever released on Meltdown and Spectre have only listed their CPUs from the Nehalem microarchitecture onwards. Although it was possible that the Intel Penryn microarchitecture was also affected, Intel conspicuously left them out of every list.

On 8 February 2018, Intel released a schedule of microcode updates meant to fix the random and spontaneous reboot problems they had with their Spectre 2 patches. Hidden in that schedule is the acknowledgement that the Intel Penryn microarchitecture was also vulnerable.

Those who have been tracking the Intel microcode updates will note that the Intel Penryn processors were not mentioned in the last update on 24 January 2018.

 

What Are The Intel Penryn CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown + Spectre?

 

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Intel Penryn Server CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown + Spectre

Intel Yorkfield (2008-2009)

  • Intel Xeon X3380
  • Intel Xeon L3380
  • Intel Xeon X3370
  • Intel Xeon X3360
  • Intel Xeon X3350

Intel Wolfdale (2008-2009)

  • Intel Xeon E3120
  • Intel Xeon E3110
  • Intel Xeon L3110

Intel Dunnington (2008)

  • Intel Xeon X7460
  • Intel Xeon E7458
  • Intel Xeon L7455
  • Intel Xeon E7450
  • Intel Xeon L7445
  • Intel Xeon E7440
  • Intel Xeon E7430
  • Intel Xeon E7420

Intel Yorkfield-6M (2008)

  • Intel Xeon X3330
  • Intel Xeon X3320

Intel Yorkfield-CL (2008)

  • Intel Xeon X3363
  • Intel Xeon X3353
  • Intel Xeon X3323
  • Intel Xeon X3113
  • Intel Xeon L3014

Intel Harpertown (2007-2008)

  • Intel Xeon X5492
  • Intel Xeon X5482
  • Intel Xeon X5472
  • Intel Xeon E5472
  • Intel Xeon E5462
  • Intel Xeon X5470
  • Intel Xeon X5460
  • Intel Xeon X5450
  • Intel Xeon E5450
  • Intel Xeon E5440
  • Intel Xeon E5430
  • Intel Xeon L5430
  • Intel Xeon E5420
  • Intel Xeon L5420
  • Intel Xeon E5410
  • Intel Xeon L5410
  • Intel Xeon L5408
  • Intel Xeon E5405

Intel Wolfdale-DP (2007-2008)

  • Intel Xeon X5272
  • Intel Xeon X5270
  • Intel Xeon X5260
  • Intel Xeon L5248
  • Intel Xeon X5240
  • Intel Xeon L5240
  • Intel Xeon L5238
  • Intel Xeon X5220
  • Intel Xeon L5215
  • Intel Xeon X5205

Intel Tigerton (2007)

  • Intel Xeon X7350
  • Intel Xeon L7345
  • Intel Xeon E7340
  • Intel Xeon E7330
  • Intel Xeon E7320
  • Intel Xeon E7310
  • Intel Xeon E7220
  • Intel Xeon E7210

Intel Kentsfield (2007)

  • Intel Xeon X3230
  • Intel Xeon X3220
  • Intel Xeon X3210

Intel Allendale (2007)

  • Intel Xeon 3050
  • Intel Xeon 3040

Intel Clovertown (2006-2007)

  • Intel Xeon X5365
  • Intel Xeon X5355
  • Intel Xeon X5350
  • Intel Xeon E5350
  • Intel Xeon E5345
  • Intel Xeon E5340
  • Intel Xeon E5335
  • Intel Xeon L5335
  • Intel Xeon E5330
  • Intel Xeon E5320
  • Intel Xeon L5320
  • Intel Xeon L5318
  • Intel Xeon E5310
  • Intel Xeon L5310

Intel Conroe (2006-2007)

  • Intel Xeon 3085
  • Intel Xeon 3075
  • Intel Xeon 3070
  • Intel Xeon 3065
  • Intel Xeon 3060
  • Intel Xeon 3050
  • Intel Xeon 3040

Intel Woodcrest (2006)

  • Intel Xeon 5160
  • Intel Xeon 5150
  • Intel Xeon LV 5148
  • Intel Xeon 5140
  • Intel Xeon LV 5138
  • Intel Xeon LV 5133
  • Intel Xeon 5130
  • Intel Xeon LV 5128
  • Intel Xeon 5120
  • Intel Xeon LV 5113
  • Intel Xeon 5110

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Intel Penryn Desktop CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown + Spectre

Intel Yorkfield-6M (2008-2010)

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9705
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9700
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505S
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400S
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400S
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200

Intel Yorkfield (2008-2009)

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550S
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450S
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450

Intel Wolfdale (2008-2009)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8290
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8200
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8190

Intel Wolfdale-3M (2008-2010)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7200
  • Intel Pentium E6800
  • Intel Pentium E6700
  • Intel Pentium E6600
  • Intel Pentium E6500K
  • Intel Pentium E6500
  • Intel Pentium E6300
  • Intel Pentium E5800
  • Intel Pentium E5700
  • Intel Pentium E5500
  • Intel Pentium E5400
  • Intel Pentium E5300
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300
  • Intel Pentium E5200
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2210
  • Intel Celeron E3500
  • Intel Celeron E3400
  • Intel Celeron E3300
  • Intel Celeron E3200

Intel Allendale (2008-2009)

  • Intel Celeron E1600
  • Intel Celeron E1500
  • Intel Celeron E1400
  • Intel Celeron E1200

Intel Yorkfield-XE (2007-2008)

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

Intel Conroe-L (2007-2008)

  • Intel Celeron 450
  • Intel Celeron 445
  • Intel Celeron 430
  • Intel Celeron 420
  • Intel Celeron 220

Intel Kentsfield (2007)

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400

Intel Conroe-CL (2007)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6405
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6305
  • Intel Celeron 445

Intel Conroe (2006-2008)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6540
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6420
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2140

Intel Kentsfield-XE (2006-2007)

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
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Intel Penryn Mobile CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown + Spectre

Intel Penryn-3M (2008-2011)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo SU9600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
  • Intel Pentium T4500
  • Intel Pentium T4400
  • Intel Pentium T4300
  • Intel Pentium T4200
  • Intel Pentium SU4100
  • Intel Pentium SU2700
  • Intel Celeron T3500
  • Intel Celeron T3300
  • Intel Celeron T3100
  • Intel Celeron T3000
  • Intel Celeron SU2300
  • Intel Celeron 925
  • Intel Celeron 900
  • Intel Celeron ULV 763
  • Intel Celeron M ULV 743
  • Intel Celeron M ULV 723
  • Intel Celeron M ULV 722

Intel Penryn-L (2008-2009)

  • Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
  • Intel Core 2 Solo SU3300

Intel Penryn (2008-2009)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9900
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SL9380
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8435
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8335
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8235
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8135
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P7570
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P7550
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P7460
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P7370
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6970
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6900
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6670
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6570
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6400

Intel Penryn QC-XE (2008)

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300

Intel Penryn QC (2008)

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000

Intel Merom-2M (2007-2008)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo U7700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo U7600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo U7500
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3400
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3200
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2410
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2390
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2330
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2310
  • Intel Celeron T1700
  • Intel Celeron T1600
  • Intel Celeron T1500
  • Intel Celeron T1400
  • Intel Celeron 585
  • Intel Celeron 575

Intel Merom-L (2007)

  • Intel Core 2 Solo ULV U2200
  • Intel Core 2 Solo ULV U2100
  • Intel Celeron ULV 573
  • Intel Celeron M ULV 523

Intel Merom (2007)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7800
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SP7700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo L7700
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7600G
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SP7500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo L7500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo L7400
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo L7300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
  • Intel Core 2 Duo L7200
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
  • Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5900
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5670
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5470
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5300
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5270
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5200
  • Intel Celeron 570
  • Intel Celeron 560
  • Intel Celeron 550
  • Intel Celeron 540
  • Intel Celeron 530
  • Intel Celeron M 530
  • Intel Celeron M 520

Intel Merom-XE (2007)

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800

 

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Confirmed : AMD K10 And K8 Processors Also Vulnerable To Spectre

It is common knowledge that the latest AMD Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 are vulnerable to the Spectre exploits, and so are the older AMD processors based on their Bulldozer microarchitecture. But what about the AMD K10 and K8 processors? Today, we can confirm that AMD K10 and K8 processors from as far back as 2003 are vulnerable to Spectre.

 

AMD K10 And K8 Processors Are Also Vulnerable To Spectre

AMD has been transparent about how AMD processors are vulnerable to both Spectre exploits, and their mitigation strategies. However, they have never revealed which AMD processors are affected by the Spectre exploits.

While it was common knowledge that the latest AMD Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, as well as the Bulldozer-based APUs are vulnerable to Spectre, no one knew for sure whether the older AMD K10 and K8 processors were also affected. After all, they were based on a different microarchitecture.

That was until they revealed their Spectre mitigation strategies. Hidden in their whitepaper were references to AMD Family 10h (also known as AMD K10), as well as AMD Family 0Fh (also known as AMD K8).

So we now know, for sure, that the AMD K10 and AMD K8 processors are also vulnerable to Spectre.

 

What Are The Affected AMD K10 & K8 Processors?

The AMD K10 family alone adds 96 AMD server CPUs, 168 AMD desktop CPUs, and 77 AMD mobile CPUs to the list of vulnerable processors.

The AMD K8 family adds a further 128 AMD server CPUs, 137 AMD desktop CPUs, and 57 AMD mobile CPUs to the list.

For your convenience, we included the entire list of vulnerable AMD K10 and AMD K8 processors, split into three lists :

 

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Vulnerable AMD K10 And K8 Server CPUs

AMD Magny-Cours (2010)

  • AMD Opteron 6180 SE
  • AMD Opteron 6176 SE
  • AMD Opteron 6176
  • AMD Opteron 6174
  • AMD Opteron 6172
  • AMD Opteron 6168
  • AMD Opteron 6164 HE
  • AMD Opteron 6140
  • AMD Opteron 6136
  • AMD Opteron 6134
  • AMD Opteron 6132 HE
  • AMD Opteron 6128
  • AMD Opteron 6128 HE
  • AMD Opteron 61QS
  • AMD Opteron 61KS
  • AMD Opteron 6124 HE

AMD Lisbon (2010)

  • AMD Opteron 4184
  • AMD Opteron 4180
  • AMD Opteron 4176 HE
  • AMD Opteron 4174 HE
  • AMD Opteron 4171 HE
  • AMD Opteron 4170 HE
  • AMD Opteron 41KX HE
  • AMD Opteron 4164 EE
  • AMD Opteron 4162 EE
  • AMD Opteron 41GL EE
  • AMD Opteron 4133
  • AMD Opteron 4130
  • AMD Opteron 4122
  • AMD Opteron 41QS HE
  • AMD Opteron 41LE HE

AMD Istanbul (2009)

  • AMD Opteron 8439 SE
  • AMD Opteron 8435
  • AMD Opteron 8431
  • AMD Opteron 8425 HE
  • AMD Opteron 8423
  • AMD Opteron 8419
  • AMD Opteron 8419 EE
  • AMD Opteron 2439 SE
  • AMD Opteron 2435
  • AMD Opteron 2431
  • AMD Opteron 2427
  • AMD Opteron 2425 HE
  • AMD Opteron 2423 HE
  • AMD Opteron 2419
  • AMD Opteron 2419 EE

AMD Suzuka (2009)

  • AMD Opteron 1389
  • AMD Opteron 1385
  • AMD Opteron 1381
  • AMD Opteron 13QS HE
  • AMD Opteron 13KS EE

AMD Shanghai (2009)

  • Opteron 8393 SE
  • Opteron 8389
  • Opteron 8387
  • Opteron 8386 SE
  • Opteron 8384
  • Opteron 8382
  • Opteron 8381 HE
  • Opteron 8380
  • Opteron 8379 HE
  • Opteron 8378
  • Opteron 83VS
  • Opteron 8374 HE
  • Opteron 83QS HE
  • Opteron 2393 SE
  • Opteron 2389
  • Opteron 2387
  • Opteron 2386 SE
  • Opteron 2384
  • Opteron 2382
  • Opteron 2381 HE
  • Opteron 2380
  • Opteron 2379 HE
  • Opteron 2378
  • Opteron 2377 EE
  • Opteron 2376
  • Opteron 2376 HE
  • Opteron 23VS
  • Opteron 2374 HE
  • Opteron 2373 EE
  • Opteron 2372 HE
  • Opteron 23QS HE
  • Opteron 23KS EE

AMD Budapest (2008)

  • AMD Opteron 1356
  • AMD Opteron 1354
  • AMD Opteron 1352

AMD Barcelona (2007)

  • AMD Opteron 8360 SE
  • AMD Opteron 8357 SE
  • AMD Opteron 8356
  • AMD Opteron 8354
  • AMD Opteron 8352
  • AMD Opteron 8350
  • AMD Opteron 8350 HE
  • AMD Opteron 8347
  • AMD Opteron 8347 HE
  • AMD Opteron 8346 HE

AMD Santa Rosa (2006)

  • AMD Opteron 8224 SE
  • AMD Opteron 8222 SE
  • AMD Opteron 8222
  • AMD Opteron 8220 SE
  • AMD Opteron 8220
  • AMD Opteron 8218
  • AMD Opteron 8218 HE
  • AMD Opteron 8216
  • AMD Opteron 8216 HE
  • AMD Opteron 8214
  • AMD Opteron 8214 HE
  • AMD Opteron 8212
  • AMD Opteron 8212 HE
  • AMD Opteron 8210 EE
  • AMD Opteron 2224 SE
  • AMD Opteron 2222 SE
  • AMD Opteron 2222
  • AMD Opteron 2220 SE
  • AMD Opteron 2220
  • AMD Opteron 2218
  • AMD Opteron 2218 HE
  • AMD Opteron 2216
  • AMD Opteron 2216 HE
  • AMD Opteron 2214
  • AMD Opteron 2214 HE
  • AMD Opteron 2212
  • AMD Opteron 2212 HE
  • AMD Opteron 2210
  • AMD Opteron 2210 HE
  • AMD Opteron 2210 EE
  • AMD Opteron 2208 HE

AMD Santa Ana (2006)

  • AMD Opteron 1224 SE
  • AMD Opteron 1222 SE
  • AMD Opteron 1222
  • AMD Opteron 1220 SE
  • AMD Opteron 1220
  • AMD Opteron 1218
  • AMD Opteron 1218 HE
  • AMD Opteron 1216
  • AMD Opteron 1216 HE
  • AMD Opteron 1214
  • AMD Opteron 1214 HE
  • AMD Opteron 1212
  • AMD Opteron 1212 HE
  • AMD Opteron 1210
  • AMD Opteron 1210 HE
  • AMD Opteron 1210 EE

AMD Egypt (2005)

  • AMD Opteron 890
  • AMD Opteron 885
  • AMD Opteron 880
  • AMD Opteron 875
  • AMD Opteron 875 HE
  • AMD Opteron 870
  • AMD Opteron 870 HE
  • AMD Opteron 865
  • AMD Opteron 865 HE
  • AMD Opteron 860 HE

AMD Italy (2005)

  • AMD Opteron 290
  • AMD Opteron 285
  • AMD Opteron 280
  • AMD Opteron 275
  • AMD Opteron 275 HE
  • AMD Opteron 270
  • AMD Opteron 270 HE
  • AMD Opteron 265
  • AMD Opteron 265 HE
  • AMD Opteron 260 HE

AMD Denmark (2005)

  • AMD Opteron 190
  • AMD Opteron 185
  • AMD Opteron 180
  • AMD Opteron 175
  • AMD Opteron 170
  • AMD Opteron 165

AMD Athens (2004)

  • AMD Opteron 856
  • AMD Opteron 854
  • AMD Opteron 852
  • AMD Opteron 850
  • AMD Opteron 850 HE
  • AMD Opteron 848
  • AMD Opteron 848 HE
  • AMD Opteron 846
  • AMD Opteron 846 HE
  • AMD Opteron 844
  • AMD Opteron 842

AMD Troy (2004)

  • AMD Opteron 256
  • AMD Opteron 254
  • AMD Opteron 252
  • AMD Opteron 250
  • AMD Opteron 250 HE
  • AMD Opteron 248
  • AMD Opteron 248 HE
  • AMD Opteron 246
  • AMD Opteron 246 HE
  • AMD Opteron 244
  • AMD Opteron 242

AMD Venus (2004)

  • AMD Opteron 156
  • AMD Opteron 154
  • AMD Opteron 152
  • AMD Opteron 150
  • AMD Opteron 148
  • AMD Opteron 148 HE
  • AMD Opteron 146
  • AMD Opteron 144
  • AMD Opteron 142

AMD Sledgehammer (2003)

  • AMD Opteron 850
  • AMD Opteron 848
  • AMD Opteron 846
  • AMD Opteron 846 HE
  • AMD Opteron 844
  • AMD Opteron 842
  • AMD Opteron 840
  • AMD Opteron 840 EE
  • AMD Opteron 250
  • AMD Opteron 248
  • AMD Opteron 246
  • AMD Opteron 246 HE
  • AMD Opteron 244
  • AMD Opteron 242
  • AMD Opteron 240
  • AMD Opteron 240 EE
  • AMD Opteron 150
  • AMD Opteron 148
  • AMD Opteron 146
  • AMD Opteron 146 HE
  • AMD Opteron 144
  • AMD Opteron 142
  • AMD Opteron 140
  • AMD Opteron 140 EE

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Vulnerable AMD K10 And K8 Desktop CPUs

AMD Llano (2011)

  • AMD A8-3870K
  • AMD A8-3850
  • AMD A8-3820
  • AMD A8-3800
  • AMD A6-3670K
  • AMD A6-3650
  • AMD A6-3620
  • AMD A6-3600
  • AMD A4-3420
  • AMD A4-3400
  • AMD A4-3330
  • AMD E2-3200
  • AMD Athlon II X4 651K
  • AMD Athlon II X4 651
  • AMD Athlon II X4 641
  • AMD Athlon II X4 638
  • AMD Athlon II X4 631
  • AMD Athlon II X2 221
  • AMD Sempron X2 198

AMD Propus (2011)

  • AMD Phenom II X4 850
  • AMD Phenom II X4 840
  • AMD Athlon II X4 650
  • AMD Athlon II X4 645
  • AMD Athlon II X4 640
  • AMD Athlon II X4 635
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630
  • AMD Athlon II X4 620
  • AMD Athlon II X4 620e
  • AMD Athlon II X4 615e
  • AMD Athlon II X4 610e
  • AMD Athlon II X4 605e
  • AMD Athlon II X4 600e

AMD Regor (2011)

  • AMD Phenom II X2 521
  • AMD Phenom II X2 511
  • AMD Athlon II X2 B30
  • AMD Athlon II X2 280
  • AMD Athlon II X2 B28
  • AMD Athlon II X2 270
  • AMD Athlon II X2 270u
  • AMD Athlon II X2 265
  • AMD Athlon II X2 260
  • AMD Athlon II X2 260u
  • AMD Athlon II X2 B26
  • AMD Athlon II X2 255
  • AMD Athlon II X2 250e
  • AMD Athlon II X2 250
  • AMD Athlon II X2 250u
  • AMD Athlon II X2 245e
  • AMD Athlon II X2 245
  • AMD Athlon II X2 240e
  • AMD Athlon II X2 240
  • AMD Athlon II X2 B24
  • AMD Athlon II X2 235e
  • AMD Athlon II X2 220
  • AMD Athlon II X2 B22
  • AMD Athlon II X2 215
  • AMD Athlon II X2 210e
  • AMD Sempron 190
  • AMD Sempron 180

AMD Zosma (2010)

  • AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 960T
  • AMD Phenom II X4 840T
  • AMD Phenom II X4 650T
  • AMD Athlon II X4 640

AMD Thuban (2010)

  • AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1065T
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1035T

AMD Sargas (2009)

  • AMD Athlon II 170u
  • AMD Athlon II 160u
  • AMD Sempron 150
  • AMD Sempron 145
  • AMD Sempron 140
  • AMD Sempron 130

AMD Deneb (2009)

  • AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR
  • AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 B99
  • AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 955
  • AMD Phenom II X4 B97
  • AMD Phenom II X4 945
  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X4 B95
  • AMD Phenom II X4 925
  • AMD Phenom II X4 920
  • AMD Phenom II X4 B93
  • AMD Phenom II X4 910e
  • AMD Phenom II X4 910
  • AMD Phenom II X4 905e
  • AMD Phenom II X4 900e
  • AMD Phenom II X4 830
  • AMD Phenom II X4 820
  • AMD Phenom II X4 810
  • AMD Phenom II X4 805

AMD Heka (2009)

  • AMD Phenom II X3 B77
  • AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X3 B75
  • AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X3 B73
  • AMD Phenom II X3 720
  • AMD Phenom II X3 715 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X3 710
  • AMD Phenom II X3 705e
  • AMD Phenom II X3 700e

AMD Callisto (2009)

  • AMD Phenom II X2 570 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X2 B60
  • AMD Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X2 B59
  • AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X2 B57
  • AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X2 550
  • AMD Phenom II X2 B55
  • AMD Phenom II X2 545
  • AMD Phenom II X2 B53

AMD Rana (2009)

  • AMD Athlon II X3 460
  • AMD Athlon II X3 455
  • AMD Athlon II X3 450
  • AMD Athlon II X3 445
  • AMD Athlon II X3 440
  • AMD Athlon II X3 435
  • AMD Athlon II X3 425e
  • AMD Athlon II X3 425
  • AMD Athlon II X3 420e
  • AMD Athlon II X3 415e
  • AMD Athlon II X3 405e
  • AMD Athlon II X3 400e
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AMD Agena (2008)

  • AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom X4 9850B
  • AMD Phenom X4 9850
  • AMD Phenom X4 9750B
  • AMD Phenom X4 9750
  • AMD Phenom X4 9650
  • AMD Phenom X4 9600B
  • AMD Phenom X4 9600
  • AMD Phenom X4 9550
  • AMD Phenom X4 9500
  • AMD Phenom X4 9450
  • AMD Phenom X4 9350
  • AMD Phenom X4 9150e
  • AMD Phenom X4 9100e

AMD Toliman (2008)

  • AMD Phenom X3 8850
  • AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom X3 8750
  • AMD Phenom X3 8750B
  • AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • AMD Phenom X3 8600B
  • AMD Phenom X3 8600
  • AMD Phenom X3 8550
  • AMD Phenom X3 8450e
  • AMD Phenom X3 8450
  • AMD Phenom X3 8400
  • AMD Phenom X3 8250e

AMD Kuma (2008)

  • AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition
  • AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition
  • AMD Athlon X2 7550
  • AMD Athlon X2 7450
  • AMD Athlon X2 6500 Black Edition

AMD Brisbane (2007)

  • AMD Athlon X2 5600B
  • AMD Athlon X2 5400B
  • AMD Athlon X2 5200B
  • AMD Athlon X2 5000B
  • AMD Athlon X2 5050e
  • AMD Athlon X2 4850B
  • AMD Athlon X2 4850e
  • AMD Athlon X2 4450B
  • AMD Athlon X2 4450e
  • AMD Athlon X2 4050e
  • AMD Athlon X2 3250e
  • AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400
  • AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350
  • AMD Athlon X2 BE-2300
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Black Edition
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
  • AMD Sempron X2 2300
  • AMD Sempron X2 2200
  • AMD Sempron X2 2100

AMD Lima (2007)

  • AMD Athlon 64 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3100+
  • AMD Athlon 64 2850e
  • AMD Athlon 64 2600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 2650e
  • AMD Athlon 64 2000+
  • AMD Athlon LE-1660
  • AMD Athlon LE-1640
  • AMD Athlon LE-1640B

AMD Sparta (2006)

  • AMD Sempron LE-1300
  • AMD Sempron LE-1250
  • AMD Sempron LE-1200
  • AMD Sempron LE-1150
  • AMD Sempron LE-1100

AMD Windsor (2006)

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-74
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-72
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-70
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-62
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+

AMD Manila (2006)

  • AMD Sempron 3800+
  • AMD Sempron 3600+
  • AMD Sempron 3500+
  • AMD Sempron 3400+
  • AMD Sempron 3200+
  • AMD Sempron 3000+
  • AMD Sempron 2800+

AMD Orleans (2006)

  • AMD Athlon 64 4000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
  • AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620
  • AMD Athlon 64 LE-1600

AMD Toledo (2005)

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3700+

AMD Palermo (2005)

  • AMD Sempron 3500+
  • AMD Sempron 3400+
  • AMD Sempron 3300+
  • AMD Sempron 3200+
  • AMD Sempron 3100+
  • AMD Sempron 3000+
  • AMD Sempron 2800+
  • AMD Sempron 2600+
  • AMD Sempron 2500+

AMD Manchester (2005)

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3500+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3200+

AMD San Diego (2005)

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
  • AMD Athlon 64 4000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3700+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+

AMD Venice (2005)

  • AMD Athlon 64 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 1500+

AMD Winchester (2004)

  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+

AMD Paris (2004)

  • AMD Sempron 3100+
  • AMD Sempron 3000+

AMD Clawhammer (2004)

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-53
  • AMD Athlon 64 4000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3700+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 2800+

AMD Newcastle (2003)

  • AMD Athlon 64 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3300+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 2800+

AMD Sledgehammer (2003)

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-53
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-51

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Vulnerable AMD K10 And K8 Mobile CPUs

AMD Llano (2011)

  • AMD A8-3550MX
  • AMD A8-3530MX
  • AMD A8-3520M
  • AMD A8-3510MX
  • AMD A8-3500M
  • AMD A6-3430MX
  • AMD A6-3420M
  • AMD A6-3410MX
  • AMD A6-3400M
  • AMD A4-3330MX
  • AMD A4-3320M
  • AMD A4-3310MX
  • AMD A4-3305M
  • AMD A4-3300M
  • AMD E2-3000M

AMD Champlain (2010)

  • AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X920 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II N970
  • AMD Phenom II P960
  • AMD Phenom II N950
  • AMD Phenom II P940
  • AMD Phenom II N930
  • AMD Phenom II P920
  • AMD Phenom II N870
  • AMD Phenom II P860
  • AMD Phenom II N850
  • AMD Phenom II P840
  • AMD Phenom II N830
  • AMD Phenom II P820
  • AMD Phenom II N660
  • AMD Phenom II P650
  • AMD Phenom II N640
  • AMD Phenom II N620
  • AMD Phenom II X640 Black Edition
  • AMD Phenom II X620 Black Edition
  • AMD Athlon II N370
  • AMD Athlon II P360
  • AMD Athlon II N350
  • AMD Athlon II P340
  • AMD Athlon II N330
  • AMD Athlon II P320
  • AMD Athlon II Neo K145
  • AMD Athlon II Neo K125
  • AMD Turion II Neo K685
  • AMD Turion II Neo K665
  • AMD Turion II Neo K645
  • AMD Turion II Neo K625
  • AMD Turion II N570
  • AMD Turion II P560
  • AMD Turion II N550
  • AMD Turion II P540
  • AMD Turion II N530
  • AMD Turion II P520
  • AMD V160
  • AMD V140
  • AMD V120
  • AMD V105

AMD Geneva (2010)

  • AMD Turion II Neo N54L
  • AMD Turion II K685
  • AMD Turion II K665
  • AMD Turion II K645
  • AMD Turion II K625

AMD Caspian (2009)

  • AMD Turion II Ultra M660
  • AMD Turion II Ultra M640
  • AMD Turion II Ultra M620
  • AMD Turion II Ultra M600
  • AMD Turion II M560
  • AMD Turion II M540
  • AMD Turion II M520
  • AMD Turion II M500
  • AMD Athlon II M360
  • AMD Athlon II M340
  • AMD Athlon II M320
  • AMD Athlon II M300
  • AMD Sempron M140
  • AMD Sempron M120
  • AMD Sempron M100

AMD Conesus (2009)

  • AMD Athlon Neo X2 L510
  • AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335
  • AMD Athlon Neo X2 L325

AMD Sherman (2009)

  • AMD Athlon Neo TF-20
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AMD Huron (2009)

  • AMD Athlon Neo MV-40
  • AMD Sempron 210U
  • AMD Sempron 200U

AMD Sable (2008)

  • AMD Sempron SI-42
  • AMD Sempron SI-40

AMD Sherman (2007)

  • AMD Mobile Sempron 4000+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3800+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3700+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+
  • AMD Sempron 2100+ fanless

AMD Keene (2006)

  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3500+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3400+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3200+

AMD Newark (2005)

  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 4000+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3700+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3400+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3200+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+

AMD Albany (2005)

  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3400+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3300+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3100+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+

AMD Roma (2005)

  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3400+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3300+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3100+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 2800+

AMD Oakville (2004)

  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 2800+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 2700+

AMD Georgetown (2004)

  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3300+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3100+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 2800+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 2600+

AMD Sonora (2004)

  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3100+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 2800+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 2600+

AMD Dublin (2004)

  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 2800+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 2600+

AMD Odessa (2004)

  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 2800+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 2700+

AMD Clawhammer (2004)

  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3700+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3400+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3200+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 2800+
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 2700+

 

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The AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor Tech Report

AMD just launched the AMD EPYC 7000 series processors. Formerly known as AMD Naples, it boasts up to 32 AMD Zen processor cores, and challenges the Intel Xeon’s dominance in the datacenter. After a sneak peek at their Computex 2017 press conference, AMD finally revealed the EPYC 7000 series processors. Let’s take a look!

 

The AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor

Like Ryzen, the EPYC processor is based on their new Zen microarchitecture. Designed for servers, the EPYC processor offers up to 32 processor cores, an integrated high-speed DDR4 memory controller and a new high-speed coherent interconnect. AMD now reveals that it also comes with an embedded security subsystem.

Here is a summary of the EPYC processor’s key features :

  • Supports up to 32 AMD Zen cores., each capable of handling 2 simultaneous threads.
  • [adrotate group=”2″]Integrated DDR4 memory controller with 8 memory channels, each supporting two DIMMs. That’s a total of 16 DIMMs per processor socket, allowing for up to 2 TB of memory. A 2-socket server will support up to 32 DIMMs, with a total memory capacity of 4 TB.
  • The EPYC processor is fully integrated with high-speed I/O including 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
  • Because the EPYC is a complete SoC, there is no need for a separate chipset, reducing cost and power consumption.
  • In a 2-socket system, two EPYC processors communicate with each other via the AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect. Even though each EPYC processor has 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes, it is limited to 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes in a 2-socket design.  The 2P EPYC system will have a total of 128 PCI 3.0 lanes, not 256.

In addition, AMD revealed the first EPYC family of processors – the EPYC 7000 Series, with nine processors divided into four segments. They also introduced three EPYC processor variants designed for single socket servers.

  • EPYC 7601, 7551, 7551P and 7501 processors have 32 cores and a peak TDP of 170-180 W.
  • EPYC 7451, 7401 and 7401P processors have 24 cores and a peak TDP of 170-180 W.
  • EPYC 7351, 7351P, 7301 and 7281 processors have 16 cores and a peak TDP of 170 W.
  • EPYC 7251 processor has 8 cores and a peak TDP of 120 W.

 

The AMD EPYC 7000 Series Presentation

If you have the time, check out this 103-minute presentation on the EPYC 7000 Series processors by Dr. Lisa Su and Forrest Norrod from AMD, as well as their partners. Dr. Lisa also comes out at the end to reveal the AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 accelerator, that we revealed several months earlier.

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EPYC 7000 Series Processor Performance

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Single Socket AMD EPYC 7601 Server

  • SPECiut_rate2006 : 1200
  • SPECfp_rate2006 : 943

Two Socket AMD EPYC 7601 Server

  • SPECiut_rate2006 : 1390
  • SPECfp_rate2006 : 1330

AMD compared the two processor performance of the EPYC 7601, showing that it beat the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 in integer compute by 47%, and floating point compute by 75%.

 

Price Performance Advantage

AMD also took pains to point out that the price performance advantage the EPYC 7000 Series processors have over their Intel Xeon rivals, in both the 2-socket and single-socket segments.

 

Data Security Advantage

Other than raw computing performance and support for a truckload of memory, EPYC processors also offer an integrated hardware security subsystem. This allows the EPYC processors to deliver full memory encryption and secure multi-tenancy for data domain with no application impact.

 

Compatibility & Support

Finally, AMD wants everyone to know that the EPYC is an x86 processor and readily supports all x86 applications in the market. They have also performed extensive tests with industry partners like Microsoft, VMware and Red Hat.

They have also lined up considerable support from their server partners to deliver AMD EPYC solutions to customers worldwide.

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AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas — June 20, 2017 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), and a global ecosystem of server partners, today marked a new era in the datacenter with the launch of AMD EPYC 7000 series high-performance datacenter processors. AMD was joined by multiple customers and partners at the global launch event in presenting a wide array of systems, performance demonstrations, and customer testimonials. The innovative, record-setting EPYC design, with up to 32 high-performance “Zen” cores and an unparalleled feature set, delivers greater performance than the competition across a full range of integer, floating point, memory bandwidth, and I/O benchmarks and workloads.

“With our EPYC family of processors, AMD is delivering industry-leading performance on critical enterprise, cloud, and machine intelligence workloads,” said Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD. “EPYC processors offer uncompromising performance for single-socket systems while scaling dual-socket server performance to new heights, outperforming the competition at every price point. We are proud to bring choice and innovation back to the datacenter with the strong support of our global ecosystem partners.”

The world’s largest server manufacturers introduced products based on EPYC 7000-series processors at today’s launch, including HPE, Dell, ASUS, Gigabyte, Inventec, Lenovo, Sugon, Supermicro, Tyan, and Wistron. Primary hypervisor and server operating system providers Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware showcased optimized support for EPYC, while key server hardware ecosystem partners Mellanox, Samsung Electronics, and Xilinx were also featured in EPYC-optimized platforms.

Cloud Datacenter and Enterprise Customers

Datacenter and cloud service providers also welcomed EPYC to the market today. Members of the “Super 7” datacenter services providers, including Baidu and Microsoft Azure, as well as 1&1, Bloomberg, Dropbox and LexisNexis, all voiced their support at launch.

Record-Setting EPYC Performance

The excitement around EPYC is driven by multiple record-setting server benchmarks achieved by EPYC-powered one-socket and two-socket systems.

AMD EPYC processors set several performance records, including:

  • Two-Socket Server
    • EPYC 7601-based system scored 2360 on SPECint_rate2006, higher than any other two-socket system score
  • One-Socket Server
    • EPYC 7601-based system scored 1200 on SPECint_rate2006, higher than any other mainstream one-socket x86-based system score
    • EPYC 7601-based system scored 943 on SPECfp_rate2006, higher than any other one-socket system score

All EPYC processors combine innovative security features, enterprise class reliability, and support a full feature-set. An EPYC 7601 CPU-based one-socket system shifts expectations for single socket server performance, helping lower total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), providing up to 20% CapEx savings compared to the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4-based two-socket system. At every targeted price point for two-socket processors, EPYC outperforms the competition, with up to 70% more performance in the eight hundred dollar price band and up to 47% more performance at the high-end of the market of four thousand dollars or more.

EPYC Product Overview

  • A highly scalable System on Chip (SoC) design ranging from 8-core to 32-core, supporting two high-performance threads per core.
  • Industry-leading memory bandwidth across the line-up, with 8 channels of memory on every EPYC device. In a two-socket server, support for up to 32 DIMMS of DDR4 on 16 memory channels, delivering up to 4 terabytes of total memory capacity.
  • Unprecedented support for integrated, high-speed I/O with 128 lanes of PCIe 3 on every product
  • A highly-optimized cache structure for high-performance, energy efficient compute
  • AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect linking EPYC CPUs in a two-socket system
  • Dedicated security hardware
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The Official Presentation Slides

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The 32-Core AMD Naples CPU Tech Report

Just 3 months ago, we revealed to you the first AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct reference design. Yet, details were scarce. Now that AMD has finally launched their Ryzen 7 desktop processors, they are finally ready to reveal details of the AMD Naples CPU.

 

 

AMD Naples Revealed!

Like Ryzen, the AMD Naples CPU is based on their brand-new Zen microarchitecture. Designed for servers, the Naples CPU offers up to 32 processor cores, an integrated high-speed DDR4 memory controller and a new high-speed coherent interconnect.

These four slides summarises the Naples CPU’s key features :

  • 32 AMD Zen cores., each capable of handling 2 simultaneous threads.
  • Integrated DDR4 memory controller with 8 memory channels, each supporting two DIMMs. That’s a total of 16 DIMMs per processor socket, allowing for up to 2 TB of memory. A 2-socket server will support up to 32 DIMMs, with a total memory capacity of 4 TB.
  • The Naples CPU is fully integrated with high-speed I/O including 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
  • Because the Naples is a complete SoC, there is no need for a separate chipset, reducing cost and power consumption.

In a 2-socket system, two Naples CPUs will communicate with each other via the AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect. Even though each Naples CPU technically supports 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes, it is limited to 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes in a 2-socket design.

A 2-socket Naples server would offer 64 processor cores that can handle 128 simultaneous cores, and up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory (32 x 128 GB DIMMs). Just how fast is such a server? Let’s find out…

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The AMD Naples CPU Performance

AMD benchmarked the performance of a 2-socket Naples server against a 2-socket Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 server, with the following specifications. The workload was Seismic Analysis, involving iterations of 3D wave equations.

When they were compared with similar number of cores (44), the Naples CPU was almost twice as fast as the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 CPU.

But when they unleashed all 64-cores in that 2-socket Naples server, it is now 2.5X faster than the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4.

In this final test, they tested both servers with a 4x larger dataset – 4 billion samples, instead of just 1 billion samples. Due to its limited memory channels, the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 is unable to support enough memory to load the dataset.

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AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct

Naples is more than just a server CPU to AMD. Its integrated support for 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes allows a single Naples CPU to support up to 4 AMD Radeon Instinct accelerators.

Be sure to check out their first AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct reference design.

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The AMD Naples Pricing & Availability

You may wonder why AMD compared the Naples CPU against the 22-core Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4, instead of a more powerful processor like the Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4. We suspect it is because they are going to price the Naples CPU against the Xeon E5-2699A v4, which costs US$ 4,938.

Imagine how well it will sell if it’s priced at the same or slightly lower price point than the Xeon E5-2699A v4, while offering 45% more cores, 60% more I/O capacity and 122% more memory bandwidth. If we have to guess, we would think that AMD will finally price the Naples CPU at around $4,000 – a 20% discount on the Xeon E5-2699A v4.

More importantly, AMD appears to be on track for a Q2 2017 launch for the Naples CPU. We will keep you updated!

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The AMD Naples Presentation Slides

Here is the complete set of slides used by Forrest Norrod, SVP and GM of the AMD Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom Business Group.

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The First AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct Reference Design Revealed!

We had earlier revealed the upcoming AMD Ryzen desktop processor, and the AMD Radeon Instinct compute accelerators. But that was not all they revealed at the AMD Tech Summit held in Sonoma last month. AMD also showcased the world’s first AMD Naples and Radeon Instinct reference design!

This is a compact 2U (19″) server with two AMD Naples processors, and two Radeon Instinct accelerators. Check it out!

 

What Is AMD Naples?

Formerly known as Summit Ridge, the AMD Ryzen is an octa-core desktop processor that promises to match, if not beat, the Intel Core i7-6900K in both performance and power consumption. Like Ryzen, the AMD Naples processor is based on the AMD Zen microarchitecture. But instead of having just 8 cores, AMD Naples is a server-class processor that boasts 32 cores!

Like Intel Xeon processors, the AMD Naples processor can process two threads per core. So the 32-core AMD Naples processor can handle up to 64 threads simultaneously. It will also reportedly feature a massive 512 MB L3 cache.

Compared that to the top-of-the-line Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 processor that only has 24 cores and handles up to 48 threads simultaneously, and only has a 60 MB L3 cache.

If the AMD Naples processor delivers the same performance and power consumption we saw with AMD Ryzen, then it should deliver at least 33% better compute performance than the Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 processor, and blow it out of the water in memory performance. Now that will be a killer server CPU.

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Compute Boost With Radeon Instinct

If the potentially superior AMD Naples compute performance does not impress you, the reference design also showcased the new AMD Radeon Instinct accelerators. Their 2U server reference design featured what appears to be two AMD Radeon Instinct MI8 SFF accelerators.

The Radeon Instinct MI8 is a passively-cooled accelerator that requires only 175 W of power. Each MI8 accelerator delivers 8.2 TFLOPS of FP16 compute performance with 512 GB/s of memory bandwidth. So two of them will offer over 16 TFLOPs of FP16 compute performance in this 2U server.

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