AMD Storm Peak support added to CPU-Z
As AMD is preparing its response to Intel Sapphire Rapids WS series, there is already a lot of work being done behind the scenes. The developers of CPU-Z, easily the most popular software for processors, have now added preliminary support for the new series with the new release.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 Storm Peak series is the upcoming CPU lineup from AMD. These CPUs are built on the Zen 4 architecture, and it could feature more than 64 cores. Built on a groundwork of EPYC Genoa, nothing should prevent AMD from releasing a 96 core CPU model, should the company feel it is really necessary.
As of now, the flagship Intel Sapphire Rapids W3400 processor released only last month has 56 cores, so a 64 Zen4 Threadripper would likely still be enough to compete. The new architecture brings more than just better efficiency and performance though, it is a switch to a modern platform with support for the newest standards.
CPU-Z 2.05 update (March 01st, 2023):
- Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids platform.
- Preliminary support for AMD Storm Peak platform.
- Zhaoxin KX-6000G/4 CPU.
One of the most significant changes in the Ryzen 7000 series is the switch to DDR5 memory. This new type of memory will provide faster data transfer rates and lower power consumption compared to DDR4 memory. The Ryzen 7000 series will also feature PCIe 5.0 support, which allows for faster data transfer rates between the CPU and other components in the system, such as workstation graphics cards.
The biggest downside of the Ryzen 7000 series will be a requirement for a new socket, an invertible and premature death of the TRX40/WRX80 platform. But this may explain why Threadripper 7000 is not launching sooner than Q3 2023, AMD is simply extending the life of their Zen3 platform by a few months.
According to the rumors, AMD may follow Intel’s path by releasing two subseries of their Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, the HEDT (High-end Desktop) and WS (workstation) under one family. The former would support overclocking, but it would be limited to quad channel DDR5 memory, whereas the WS platform would get an octa-channel support and twice as many PCIe lanes (128).
AMD Storm Peak is expected to launch in September this year.
|AMD & INTEL HEDT PLATFORMS|
|VideoCardz.com||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000||Intel Xeon W3400/W2400|
|Codename||“Storm Peak”||“Chagall”||“Caste Peak”||“Sapphire Rapids-112/64L”|
|Launch Date||Q3 2023 (rumored)||Q1 2022||Q4 2019 (HEDT)|
Q2 2020 (PRO/WS)
|Q1 2023 (W3400)|
Q2 2023 (W2400)
|Max Core Count||TBC||64||64||56|
|Max CPU Clock||TBC||4.5 GHz||4.3 GHz||4.8 GHz|
|Memory Channels||8x DDR5 (WS)|
4x DDR5 (HEDT)
|8x DDR4||8x DDR4 (WS)|
4x DDR4 (HEDT)
|8x DDR5 (W3400)|
4x DDR5 (W2400)
|PCIe Support||128x PCIe Gen5 (WS)|
64x PCIe Gen5 (HEDT)
|128x PCIe Gen4||128x PCIe Gen4 (WS)|
64x PCIe Gen4 (HEDT)
|112x PCIe Gen5 (W3400)|
64x PCIe Gen5 (W2400)
|OC Support||HEDT SKUs||Yes||Yes||“X” SKUs|