AMD’s next-gen Zen 5 processors are expected to launch shortly after the recently released Zen 4 products. With a major rework of the front end, it is said to offer a drastic performance uplift over existing lineups. While the consumer-based Zen 4 offerings are already out and about, many Data Center variants are yet to hit the market. Courtesy of Moore’s Law is Dead, we have AMD’s server roadmap for the next two years:
First, we’ve got Bergamo, AMD’s answer to the compute-hungry cloud sector, followed by the 3D V-Cache variant of Genoa. The former should land any day now, while the latter is slated for a winter release. Bergamo will feature up to 128 Zen 4c cores and go up against the numerous Arm solutions and Intel’s Sierra Forest. Bergamo will be followed by Sienna, AMD’s 1P cloud solution with up to 64 Zen 4c cores and a TDP of up to 225W.
Genoa-X will target the technical computing segment with an L3 cache of 1.152GB. 3D Stacked across the compute CCDs, it’ll offer substantial on-die bandwidth in a low-power envelope. Intel’s Sapphire Rapids HBM variants are the nearest competition for these parts but don’t expect much from them.
On the client side, the Ryzen 8000 chips should hit the market around mid-2024 with a core count of up to 16 and a TDP of (up to) 170W. Granite Ridge will focus on single-threaded and gaming performance, leaving the core counts and L3 cache size unchanged. The core-to-core interconnect is also set to get an upgrade, improving latency and bandwidth.
Epyc Turin, based on the Zen 5 core architecture, will feature up to 128 cores and a TDP of 500W. It is slated to launch by the third quarter of 2024, followed by Turin-X in early 2025. Zen 5c Turin will pack up to 192 cores and land in the second quarter of 2024.
Now, there’s a bit of confusion regarding the process node. We’ve been hearing rumors of a possible delay in the mass production of the N3 process node, but the issues may have been resolved with enhanced variants. I wouldn’t take anything as confirmed for now.