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AMD EPYC (Genoa) will receive up to 96 cores and a 12-channel DDR5 driver / News /


Gigabyte’s confidential documents leak not only revealed the design features of the AM5 socket, but also other interesting information about AMD products.

For example, documents related to AMD EPYC Genoa server processors in Zen 4 architecture are dated July 2021. They describe temperature and power recommendations for motherboard manufacturers, as well as detailed information about the EPYC processors themselves and the socket SP5 (LGA6096).


It can be argued that the EPYC 7004 series will include up to 12 CCD (Core Complex Die) chiplets, each with up to 8 cores. This means that the flagship of the Genoa line will operate with 96 cores and 192 threads.


Furthermore, the EPYC Genoa are equipped with a 12-channel DDR5 memory controller, have 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes and the thermal pack of the top chip will be 320W in nominal mode and 400W as maximum. Finally, the maximum power consumption of these models can reach 700 W in 1 ms.


EPYC Genoa is expected to provide a 29% increase in IPC over Milan processors and an overall performance gain of 40% due to cumulative improvements. The formal announcement of EPYC Genoa will take place at the end of this year and the main shipments will start in 2022.

Another data refers to the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 processors based on the Zen 3 architecture, codenamed Chagall. As before, the Threadripper 5000 family will be divided into two segments in the Ryzen and Pro variants.


In the first case, the flagship will be the Ryzen Threadripper 5990X (64 cores, 256 MB L3, 64 lanes PCIe Gen 4.0, 4 channels DDR4-3200). On the other hand, the company is preparing Threadripper Pro 5995WX (64 cores, 256 MB L3, 128 lanes PCIe Gen 4.0, 8 channels DDR4-3200).

The Ryzen Threadripper 5000 is expected to be announced in November 2021 and the Pro versions in January 2022. The new products will have a higher MSRP than their Zen 2 predecessors.


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