Ampere unveils brand new 128-Core ARM CPUs, ready in 2021

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  • Ampere is preparing to release its newest creation to the world, by the end of 2021.
  • The Q80-33  CPU, which currently has 80 cores, will be boosted to up to 128 cores.
  • Ampere Altra Max will no longer copy ARM’s Neoverse products design.
  • With this new CPU, the company is planning to take on Intel and AMD.

It would seem that 2021 is the year in which Ampere is coming for its competitors with a vengeance. The company is ready to release a product that will rival Intel and AMD’s current setups.

Ampere’s current 80-core Q80-3 CPU is about to receive major enhancing, news that can only please the worldwide users that use this technology

The Ampere Q80-33 CPU is scaling to 128

As we already mentioned, the tech giant is ready to give one of its flagship products some big improvements and they are planning to make it available to the public by the end of this year.

Basically, Ampere disclosed information about a 7nm variant of its already existing Altra architecture, planning to scale the CPU up to 128 cores.

The plan is for Ampere to develop its very own CPU architecture and stop using the same patterns as ARM’s Neoverse line of products.

Its important to know that, at the moment, Altra does not support SMT, thus the CPU has up to 80 cores currently. The scaling process will soon change this, boosting the capacity to up to 128.

As a result, for its 128-core Ampere Altra Max, the company is predicting an overall performance uplift of 1.5x – 1.6x per core.

We’re pretty sure that users who remained faithful to the brand were expecting this boost for quite some time now. They can now rest assured that the big change is well on its way.

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