AMD has published an updated roadmap for its EPYC lineup server processors, extending to the end of 2024.
during a presentation (opens in new tab) for investors, the company revealed that its fourth generation EYPC chips are on track to launch in 2023. The lineup will also benefit from two new additions: Genoa-X, equipped with 3D V-Cache and optimized for technical computing workloads, and Siena, aimed at edge and telecommunications.
AMD has gone on to tease new EPYC chips based on its Zen 5 architecture, codenamed Turin, that promise a significantly greater generation-to-generation performance boost courtesy of a complete redesign. These fifth-generation chips are scheduled to hit the market within the next two years.
AMD EPYC Genoa-X and Siena
While AMD has remained tight-lipped about the specs of its upcoming Turin chips, the company has delved deeper into the new additions to its fourth-generation EPYC portfolio.
Genoa-X will fill the same gap in the Milan-X chip lineup, leveraging advanced die-stacking technology (3D V-Cache) to deliver over 1GB of L3 cache per socket, more than any x86-based chip today. in use on the market.
This will make them ideal for workloads that rely on large amounts of data, such as computational fluid dynamics and structural analysis. AMD previously described these workloads as essential for “companies that must model the complexities of the physical world” to inform the design of innovative new products.
The new Genoa-X chips will come in multiple flavors, each meeting different performance requirements, with core counts reaching 96. If the previous generation is anything to go by, they it won’t come cheap.
Meanwhile, AMD EPYC Siena chips are optimized for performance per watt, which makes them a sensible choice for space-constrained edge computing scenarios and less performance-dependent telecom use cases.
These new chips will join Genoa’s general purpose EPYC chips and high core count, a cloud– optimized Bergamo processors, completing the range covering a full range of use cases.