Recently, AMD held a themed event called “Together We Advance Data Centers” in California, USA, and officially released the fourth-generation EPYC server processor based on the Zen 4 architecture, code-named Genoa
. ASRock also quickly followed AMD’s footsteps and launched
a Deep Micro-ATX motherboard called GENOAD8UD-2T/X550.
GENOAD8UD-2T / X550 has a 4Pin power supply interface (24Pin transfer) and three 8Pin power supply interfaces, and there is also a 6Pin power supply interface for storage devices. It supports AMD’s new SP5 socket (LGA 6096), supports fourth-generation EPYC server processors, including 16-core to 96-core models, based on Zen 4 architecture, supports DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, support for AVX-512 and VNNI instructions, while also providing breakthrough memory expansion capabilities through CXL 1.1+.
GENOAD8UD-2T / X550 provides eight DDR5 memory slots, supports eight-channel DDR5-4800 RDIMM and RDIMM-3DS, with a maximum capacity of 64GB or 512GB (3DS package); equipped with four PCIe 5.0 x16 full-length slots, supporting CXL 1.1+; provides two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, supporting 2280/2260/2242/2230 specifications; equipped with five MCIO connectors, two are PCIe 5.0 x8, two are PCIe 5.0 x8 or 8 SATA 6Gb/s, and one is PCIe 5.0 x4.
With the Intel X550-AT2, the GENOAD8UD-2T/X550 provides two 10GbE Ethernet ports, plus the Realtek RTL8211F for dedicated management of the GLAN. Like many server motherboards, it features an ASPEED AST2600 chip paired with 512MB of DDR4 for display output.
ASRock has not provided the price of GENOAD8UD-2T / X550 and the specific time to market.