AMD confirms that EPYC codenamed Bergamo will be launched in 2023H1
AMD plans to launch four new data center products this year, including Genoa-X, Bergamo, Siena, and Instinct MI300. AMD reconfirmed in its earnings conference call for the fourth quarter of 2022 that the EPYC server processor based on the Zen 4c architecture and code-named Bergamo will be launched in the first half of 2023, but the Instinct MI300 will not be available until the second half of 2023.
Bergamo is optimized for compute-intensive applications, removing some unneeded features and increasing density, with up to 128 cores. Compared with ordinary EPYC server processors, Bergamo has higher power efficiency and performance per socket, uses the same socket as Genoa/Genoa-X, and also supports PCIe 5.0, DDR5, and CXL 1.1.
AMD did not disclose too many details about the Instinct MI300 at CES 2023 but simply made some performance comparisons with the Instinct MI250X. The AI performance is 8 times that of the latter, and the performance per watt is 5 times that of the latter. The ExaFLOP-class El Capitan supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the United States is scheduled to be deployed in late 2023 and will use the Instinct MI300.