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4th generation EPYC with up to 96 Zen 4 cores and 1GB L3 V-Cache

As AMD makes progress in capturing market share with its powerful x86 processor designs in the server market, it has announced some of its upcoming 4th generation EPYC families expected sometime in 2023. X, it is the direct successor to AMD’s Milan-X EPYC series which will be launched in the fourth quarter later this year.

Essentially the V-Cache compatible version of AMD’s Genoa EPYC CPUs, Genoa-X will feature up to 96 Zen 4 cores and 1 GB (or more) L3 cache per socket. We know that Genoa-X will use the latest SP5 socket (LGA6096) and have twelve memory channels, just like the regular Genoa platform that will debut in Q4 2022.

This means that the new SP5 platform will support Genoa, Genoa-X, Bergamo, and Siena, although it’s unclear whether users upgrading from Genoa to Genoa-X will require a new LGA6096 motherboard or whether it will be enabled with a firmware upgrade. update.

As the successor to Milan-X, Genoa-X is designed to fit the same user segment, with AMD deploying it to customers with workloads that uniquely take advantage of oversized L3 caches — that is, workloads that primarily fit into those caches. That includes both technical computer workloads (CAM, etc.) and databases.

We expect to hear more about Genoa-X and any specific features it will bring to the 4th Gen EPYC platform in the future. AMD Genoa-X is slated for release sometime in 2023.

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