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.

Instinct MI300 is AMD’s next-generation APU accelerator card product for data centers. It adopts a Chiplet design and has 13 small chips. Through 3D stacking, it includes 24 Zen 4 architecture CPU cores, a GPU module based on CDNA 3 architecture, and 128GB of HBM3 memory, with a total of 146 billion transistors. Among them, the small chips are manufactured in 5nm and 6nm processes, of which there are 9 pieces of 5nm and 4 pieces of 6nm. It is speculated that among the 9 computing modules of the Instinct MI300, 3 belong to the CPU and 6 belong to the GPU. It’s AMD’s largest chip yet, surpassing Intel’s 100 billion-transistor Ponte Vecchio.

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.