AMD server CPU series will become even more interestingly appealing as the company is rumored to launch its products based on Zen4 by the end of year 2022.
The processor series has been codenamed as Genoa, and will be featuring a totally new and different socket type, the SP5 (LGA-6096). It is a 16-core EPYC Genoa processor that has a boost clock of 3.7 GHz and a 195W TDP. These specs are,however, not confirmed.
The back of the processor shows 1520 pins which are divided in 4 groups, these are greater in number than AM4’s total 1331 pins. Moreover, the SP5 package offers 2002 more pads than AMD’s SP3 which is utilized by the recent generation of EPYC processors.
Details of the SP5 socket, pinmaps, the mounting mechanism, and thermal characteristics have already emerged in 2021 when documents from hacked Gigabyte server were leaked.
AMD Genoa will also be released by the end of this year, just before the company comes forward with its EPYC Bergamo processor for cloud servers which will consist of 128 Zen4c cores. The SP5 socket will support AMD EPYC 7005 Turin series which are expected to launch around next year.