AMD “Naples” offers more performance for datacenter with the new Zen processor

Intel has taken a big hit when AMD first brought their Zen core into reality on the Ryzen processor. After launching the high end Ryzen processor designed for desktop, AMD is now moving its target towards datacenter with the “Naples” system on chip, built entirely from the Zen cores.

AMD Naples

The Naples has a 32-core SoC which is highly scalable and it is multi-threaded, which means more performance per core. The benchmark results shows that the “Naples” processor offers 52% more performance than its Opteron based processor in the previous years.

  • highly scalable, 32-core System on Chip (SoC) design, with support for two high-performance threads per core
  • Industry-leading memory bandwidth, with 8-channels of memory per “Naples” device. In a 2-socket server, support for up to 32 DIMMS of DDR4 on 16 memory channels, delivering up to 4 terabytes of total memory capacity.
  • The processor is a complete SoC with fully integrated, high-speed I/O supporting 128 lanes of PCIe 3, negating the need for a separate chipset
  • A highly-optimized cache structure for high-performance, energy efficient compute
  • AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect for two “Naples” CPUs in a 2-socket system
  • Dedicated security hardware


AMD also put their “Naples” into Intel currently flagship Xeon processor that it clearly shows that their new “Naples” is ideally designed for servers and datacenter. 

The first “Naples” processor is scheduled to be available in Q2 2017, with volume availability building in the second half of the year through OEM and channel partners.