AMD Zen4 EPYC ‘Genoa’ CPU for SP5 socket prototype allegedly pictured

Published: 5th Jan 2022, 08:53 GMT   Comments

AMD Genoa CPU sample pictured?

The next-gen HPC processor from AMD has been photographed. 

There is a new picture of the alleged AMD SP5 CPU over at Reddit. While it is unclear if the sample is Genoa or Bergamo (both expected to support the SP5 socket), it is clearly a new square design of the SP5 package. The sample might actually be a dummy prototype, sometimes use for physical prototyping of next-gen motherboards (before AMD actually ships a working CPU). The leaker actually went through some extra steps to cover the OPN code of the CPU, which likely means that this is actually a working prototype.

AMD EPYC 7004 “Genoa” SP5 Zen4 CPU prototype, Source: Reddit

The CPU is clearly labeled as SP5 unit and the frame mentions SP5 socket as well. This is the next-generation LGA-6096 socket for EPYC 7004 series codenamed Genoa based on 5nm Zen4 architecture. It will also support EPYC Bergamo but those are to launch a bit later, which further suggests we are looking at a Genoa sample.

The CPU is to feature up to 96 cores and up to 12 CCDs on a single package. It is to support 12-channel DDR5 memory up to 5200 MT/s and up to 128 PCIe Gen5 lanes. The CPUs will have a TDP of up to 400W.

AMD confirmed Genoa is on track to launch in 2022 and it is now sampling to customers. This leak appears to confirm just that.

AMD EPYC Processor Series
7001 “Naples”7002 “Rome”7003 “Milan”
7003 “Milan-X”
7004 “Genoa”7004 “Bergamo”7005 “Turin”
Architecture14nm Zen7nm Zen27nm Zen35nm Zen45nm Zen4cZen5
SocketSP3 (LGA4094)SP3 (LGA4094)SP3 (LGA4094)SP5 (LGA-6096)SP5 (LGA-6096)SP5 (LGA-6096)
4x CCD
8x CCD + 1x I/0
8x CCD + 1x I/O
12x CCD + 1x I/O
12x CCD + 1x I/O
Max Cores
Max Clock
3.8 GHz
3.9 GHz
4.1 GHz
Memory Support
8ch DDR4-2666
8ch DDR4-3200
8ch DDR4-3200
12ch DDR5-5200
12ch DDR5-5200
12ch DDR5-6000
PCIe Lanes
128x Gen3
128x Gen4
128x Gen4
128x Gen5
Max cTDP

Source: u/Three-Feet-Cat (Reddit) via ExecutableFix

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