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AMD confirms next-gen EPYC CPUs with up to 128 cores

At AMD Accelerated earlier this week, AMD announced its next generation EPYC processors. The next-gen data centre and cloud-oriented CPUs are codenamed “Genoa” and “Bergamo”, boasting up to 96 cores and up to 128 cores respectively. 

During the keynote, AMD shared what it had in store for the data centre and cloud markets in the GPU segment, but that wasn’t all that was shown. AMD also gave us a peek at what it’s bringing to the CPU segment, showcasing two new CPU architectures.

Genoa will be the first to launch, featuring SKUs with up to 96x cores and 192x threads. Based on the Zen 4 architecture (5nm), “Genoa” CPUs will support DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0 connectivity and CXL (Compute Express Link), which provides memory expansion capabilities for the data centre applications. EPYC “Genoa” CPUs are expected to launch sometime in 2022.

AMD’s “Bergamo” will follow “Genoa” in H1 2023. Contrary to previous rumours, Bergamo will be based on the Zen 4c (cloud) architecture instead of Zen 4D. This new architecture will be based on the 5nm node like “Genoa”, but it has been redesigned to offer improved efficiency and up to 128x cores and 256x threads, setting a record for x86 processors. Both “Genoa” and “Bergamo” will share the same socket.

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KitGuru says: AMD is making some big moves in the data centre market at the moment. What do you all think of the next-gen EPYC processors so far? 

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