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AMD EPYC “Genoa” (Zen4) to feature 96 cores, DDR5 memory support and PCIe 5.0

New details about AMD's upcoming EPYC “Genoa” processor have emerged. Based on the Zen4 core architecture the new processor architecture will power the EPYC 7004 series, offering up to 96 cores, up to 192 threads, 12-channel DDR5-5200 memory support and up to 160 PCIe 5.0 lanes.

This particular leak comes from @ExecutableFix, who also shared an image comparing the Rome/Milan processors with a mock-up of the upcoming Genoa processors. The image shows that the SP5 socket for Genoa series processors (LGA6096) will be more square than the SP3 socket for past generations of EPYC processors.

Another difference between the Rome/Milan CPUs and the upcoming Genoa CPUs is the number of chiplets it will feature. As it seems, EPYC 7004 series processors will feature up to 12x chiplets, up from 8x used on EPYC 7003 series. The maximum number of cores per chiplet, which is 8, remains the same.

According to the leak, the EPYC 7004 series will have a maximum TDP of 320W, but it will be configurable up to 400W, an increase of 40W compared to its predecessor.

The EPYC “Genoa” 7004 series processors are scheduled to release in 2022. Based on the 5nm process node, these processors will rival Intel Sapphire Rapids, also expected to release in 2022.

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