Get ready. I saw the press release from AMD and confirmed with our Editor-in-Chief Patrick that this is happening. The next-generation AMD EPYC Genoa is officially launching on November 10, 2022.
AMD EPYC Genoa Launches 10 November 2022
Last week at OCP Summit 2022, we saw the AMD EPYC Genoa platform used by Microsoft sneak out.
We already know the next-generation parts will be huge, and not just based on what Microsoft showed. We have up to 96 cores and Zen 4 on 5nm. There is the 12-channel DDR5 memory as well as more PCIe Gen5 capabilities.
Whereas Intel is focused on a strategy of “More Accelerators, More Better” and Arm is on “More Cores, More Better”, AMD is somewhat of a mix between them.
We expect the AMD EPYC Genoa part to be extremely competitive in the market based on what we have seen with Zen 4 on the desktop side (e.g. in our Falcon Northwest Talon AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Workstation Review.)
As one would imagine, we are not allowed to talk more about the performance of next-generation parts at this time. We have many systems running, but we are under embargo at this point.
Still, stay tuned to STH. Likely tomorrow or Wednesday, we will have more hands-on with Sapphire Rapids’s onboard accelerators and the Intel Xeon D-2700 series accelerators as part of the series that we started with Intel QuickAssist in Ice Lake Servers What You Need to Know. The acceleration angle that Intel is using is very different from AMD’s EPYC strategy.
Again, we have been excited for some time now to show you Genoa as we did with Naples, Rome, Milan, and Milan-X. Based on AMD’s press release today, you can expect that piece to come in the next two and a half weeks or so.