AMD’s long-rumored 64-core (128-thread) Epyc Rome CPU is likely to deliver an epic, er. ‘epyc’ performance, as per the leaked benchmarks.
We’ve been following AMD leaks on flagship CPUs and Ryzen 3000 wallet-friendly chips since quite some time, and now some reliable updates have been spotted, all thanks to SiSoft Sandra. Just a few days ahead of the announcement of AMD’s most anticipated Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, Wccftech managed to sneak a screenshot of the 64-core chip—the third-highest performing chip ever recorded in tech history. Though the benchmarks were promptly removed, but not before we discovered that the engineering sample of this 64-core chip, made it to the SiSoftware’s Arithmetic Leader Board.
If the rumors hold any water, the chips in question are going to be absolute beasts. Also, knowing that they’re just engineering samples, we believe, it’s possible to squeeze out more performance before the final version is polished and assembled in a full commercial CPU.
Let’s sneak a peek at the latest updates.
AMD Zen Epyc Rome CPUs
The ‘Epyc’ Rome CPUs, based on AMD’s Zen 2 7nm architecture, are expected to arrive in Q3, most probably in the month of July. As the chip codename (ZX1406E2VJUG5_22/14_N) suggests, the CPUs sport a clock speed of 1.4 GHz (boosted up to 2.2 GHz), which may not seem very impressive, but it will definitely result in high-end performance.
The leaks showed off another 32-core Epyc processor in the SiSoft database, with its codename indicating a base clock speed of 1.7 GHz with a turbo boost to 2.4 GHz. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any information on the instructions per clock. However, experts believe that when AMD starts manufacturing the third-gen treadripper CPUs, they’re going to be core-heavy!
Considering that it’s just a rumored sample that we know of, the released version could be faster than this one.
Ryzen 3000 Processors
Moving on the other major leak, the courtesy of TUM_APISAK’s twitter handle, we grabbed information on what appears to be the 3rd Gen Ryzen accelerated processing units, or APUs, mainly Ryzen 5 3400 G and Ryzen 3 3200 G.
R 5 3400G 42/37
R 3 3200G 40/36
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) May 16, 2019
The Ryzen 3000 ‘Picasso’ family processors, designed on the 12 nm Zen+ process node, seem to be smooth and affordable. The Ryzen 3 3200G processor (4-threads) is clocked at 3.6GHz and a 4 GHz turbo boost, with Vega 8 GPU. Comparatively, The Ryzen 5 3400G, will run with a 3.7 GHz base clock, with a 4.2 GHz boost and Vega 11 integrated graphics. Both will sport a TDP of 65W. Both are likely to offer a decent graphic performance.
In short, Team Read looks like it’s prepared to launch a whole swathe of new-generation, technologically advanced beasts in the second quarter of 2020!