Monday, May 27, 2024

AMPERE Altra Q64-22 CPU on ASRock micro-ATX motherboard

In addition to the Altra Q64-22 CPU that comes with the motherboard, the ASRock ALTRAD8UD-1L2T supports the much more expensive Altra Max lineup, which has CPUs with 96–128 cores.

Ampere Altra Q64-22 CPU Compatibility with ASRock’s micro-ATX

ALTRAD8UD-1L2T, a 10-inch micro-ATX motherboard, is packed with features. Four PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, two NVMe slots, ten gigabit Ethernet, and eight 256GB DDR4-3200 RAM slots are highlights. Although it doesn’t support PCIe 5.0 or DDR5, this motherboard isn’t old.

The package includes Ampere’s first-generation Altra CPU’s 64-core Altra Q64-22 CPU. Since Ampere didn’t launch the Q64-22 in 2020, its launch date is unknown.

But with Ampere’s Altra Max CPUs, which have up to 128 cores, why even bother with the Q64-22? These 2021 second-generation chips are mostly meant for cloud workloads, but they also provide significantly better multi-threaded performance and excellent value per core. They are strikingly similar to AMD’s 128-core Zen 4c-based Bergamo chips, which are supposedly designed with cloud servers and data centers in mind.

Naturally, Altra Max chips are also getting a bit dated now. As they were only marginally faster than 64-core Epyc Milan CPUs in 2021, we can probably assume AMD’s more recent 96-core and 128-core Epyc Genoa and Bergamo server CPUs are significantly faster. Even 128-core Altra Max CPUs should not stand a chance against Intel’s 64-core Emerald Rapids chips, particularly when it comes to AI workloads. Ampere has also configured its own 192-core AmpereOne CPU to overclock Altra Max.

Getting this ASRock motherboard and Ampere CPU bundle is a question that needs to be answered. Since both the Altra Q64-22 CPU and the ALTRAD8UD-1L2T motherboard aren’t available for retail purchase, it’s difficult to estimate how much they would cost separately. But the bundle only cost half of the $3,090 MSRP of the slightly more expensive Q64-24 in 2020. Even end users can afford the bundle, which comes with $1,500, but it does not cover the price of RAM, storage, or GPU.

Ampere AC-106409502 64-Bit Multi-Core Q64-22 2.20GHz 64-Core Processor – Altra

  • Offers 2.20GHz speed maximum with 64-core.
  • Ampere Altra with 64-Bit Multi-Core Processor.
  • Include Advanced Configuration Power Interface.
  • 1 MB L2 cache per core, with 7 nm process technology.

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agarapuramesh
agarapurameshhttps://govindhtech.com
Agarapu Ramesh was founder of the Govindhtech and Computer Hardware enthusiast. He interested in writing Technews articles. Working as an Editor of Govindhtech for one Year and previously working as a Computer Assembling Technician in G Traders from 2018 in India. His Education Qualification MSc.
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