Originally Posted by EniGma1987
He does have a point though, the slide in the OP specifically shows a Greenland based GPU on the package with the CPU, not as a separate dedicated GPU in the system. We have seen confirmation that Zen will have a CPU only version for sure, but that does not necessarily mean the 32 core talked about in the OP with the slide means 32 CPU only cores since it does show a GPU with it.
There's some serious confusion on the information being distributed. There are a bunch of leaks and rumors being mashed together without any semblance of their origins or what they actually mean.
The diagram that TweakTown posted is from last August
. The diagram identifies Zeppelin as being an MCM Zen processor. We also have a have a rumor
from April to indicate that there is a 16 x86 core Zen APU with Greenland and HBM. Whether or not it will have a 32 core equivalent is unknown. However, there is another rumor
that came around the same time stating there will be a Zen CPU with 32 x86 cores and that it will not be an APU.
The recent 'leak' identifying an AMD processor as Zeppelin came from a recent Linux kernel patch note
. While it did bring back the word Zeppelin again in regards to a specific model (Model 00h) of Family 17h, that's all we can glean from that particular patch note. However, we know the Family 17h is an AMD processor and will have a 32 x86 core CPU equivalent because of a previous patch note identifying it as such. Also, no where does it says Family 17h Model 00h will have 32 cores, and it definitely says the 32 cores are x86.
The recent patch notes have added legitimacy to rumors from April and August. There will likely be a 16 x86 core APU with a Greenland GPU and HBM as well as a 32 x86 core CPU without any GPU.Edited by variant - 2/7/16 at 12:14am