Since AMD launched the first-generation Zen architecture in 2017, it has continuously competed with Intel’s processor market. At present, the latest Zen 3 architecture has been successful in the consumer market (Ryzen series) and enterprise market (EPYC series), and the HEDT platform/workstation market (Threadripper) market is expected to advance soon. In this generation of products, it can provide up to 64 cores and 128 threads, which is also where it overwhelms Intel products.
Earlier news indicated that the EPYC series processors code-named Genoa will use the Zen 4 architecture, which can have up to 96 cores and 192 threads, support 12-channel DDR5-5200 memory, and configure 128 PCIe 5.0 channels, and use the new SP5 socket with 6096 pins. The Zen 4 architecture will also be AMD’s first processor manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm process. The top EPYC processor will have 12 CCDs, and each CCD will use 8 cores based on the Zen 4 architecture. The default TDP is 320W and the highest configurable support 400W
According to HotHardware reports, recent rumors have pointed out that in addition to the performance improvement of the Zen 4 architecture, there will also be a huge leap in the number of cores. Up to 128 cores and 256 threads can be configured.
If this news is true, it will have a considerable impact on the field of workstations and servers.