Question Zen 6 Speculation Thread

IronLynx

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Three CCD Configurations?New IOD? Could we have a beast trio in 2026:Zen 6 with DDR6 with a new AM6 socket?
Speculate at will.
 

soresu

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Three CCD Configurations?New IOD? Could we have a beast trio in 2026:Zen 6 with DDR6 with a new AM6 socket?
Speculate at will.
Having triple 6 stuff in your product portfolio could be as bad for Christian markets as triple 4 would be in Chinese markets (4 is an unlucky number).
 
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soresu

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DIMMs will last yet another generation before finally dying an overdue death, hopefully along with ATX.
ATX dying would probably require a drastic upheaval beyond even CAMM.

Likeliest candidate for the executioner would be tied to development of glass PCBs with photonic interconnects - something I don't expect to land anytime soon even with TSMC and other non Intel parties making moves on photonics.
 

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ATX dying would probably require a drastic upheaval beyond even CAMM.

Likeliest candidate for the executioner would be tied to development of glass PCBs with photonic interconnects - something I don't expect to land anytime soon even with TSMC and other non Intel parties making moves on photonics.
Plenty of inspiration can be taken from modern server blade configs and the like, just in a much cheaper form.
 

soresu

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Plenty of inspiration can be taken from modern server blade configs and the like, just in a much cheaper form.
Oh I don't doubt it, but as others have said before ATX is simply too entrenched.

(also if you peruse the olde BTX spec it clearly was designed along server lines)

CAMM is very significant, but it's not wholesale paradigm breaking as PCB level photonics would be.
 

eek2121

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Mobile is to be expected, desktop would be amazing but it is a slower market to adapt. DIMMs will last yet another generation before finally dying an overdue death, hopefully along with ATX.
Maybe some NUCs might adopt CAMM early, could be neat.
CAMM2 is coming to desktop eventually, it is WIP.
 

Hitman928

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Three CCD Configurations?

Do you mean how many different types of CCD configurations will there be (i.e., 4 CCD server, 8 CCD server, 2 CCD mobile, 2 CCD desktop, etc.), or will there be consumer SKUs with 3 CCDs?