CPU-Z version 2.05: Preliminary support for AMD Storm Peak platform
CPU-Z, the most commonly used software for detecting CPUs, not only gathers information on processor names, numbers, codes, processes, and caches, but also monitors the internal frequencies and memory frequencies of each core in real-time. In addition, it collects information on the motherboard, chipset, memory type, size, timing, and module specifications (SPD).
In the latest version of CPU-Z, version 2.05, support has been added not only for the latest Intel Sapphire Rapids processors, but also for the unreleased AMD Storm Peak platform, corresponding to the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series processors. Furthermore, this version also supports the Megachips KX-6000G/4 processor.
The Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series processors, based on the Zen 4 architecture, can be viewed as a workstation and HEDT version of the fourth-generation EPYC server processor, codenamed Genoa. It uses a brand new SP5 socket, and can normally be equipped with up to 12 CCDs, each with 8 Zen 4 architecture cores, 32MB of L3 cache, and 1MB of L2 cache per core. It can have a maximum of 96 cores, 192 threads, 96MB of L2 cache, and 384MB of L3 cache, while also supporting PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Like the consumer-grade Ryzen 7000 series processors, the CCD and IOD use TSMC’s 5nm and 6nm processes, respectively.
AMD may choose a similar approach to Intel and divide the new Ryzen Threadripper processors into two sub-series, one for HEDT and one for workstations, with the former only providing four-channel DDR5 and the latter doubling the number of PCIe channels and providing eight-channel DDR5. AMD may also use the naming convention of “Pro” to differentiate them.
The preliminary support for the Storm Peak platform in CPU-Z version 2.05 means that the official release is one step closer. It is rumored that AMD will choose to release it in September of this year.