AMD EPYC Bergamo CPUs: Zen 4 + 128 cores, 256 threads on 5nm TSMC

AMD's next-gen Zen 4-based EPYC CPUs will have up to 128 cores, 256 threads -- all on 5nm at TSMC and will drop in late 2022, 2023.

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It looks like AMD could be working on an absolute stomping monster of a CPU with rumors that its next-gen codename Bergamo CPU rocking a huge 128 cores and 256 threads of Zen 4 processing power.

We did hear whispers of a 128-core, 256-thread EPYC CPU not too long ago now, up from the 96 cores and 192 threads expected on AMD's next-gen EPYC "Genoa" CPU. In that article, I explained: "new Zen 4-powered EPYC or Threadripper CPU with 128C/256T will also support up to 12-channel DDR5-5200 memory".

"The current mockups of the AMD Genoa CPU have it with 12 CCDs, so a tweaked chip (and real, not the mockup) with room for 16 CCDs would unleash the 128 cores and 256 threads, up from the 96 cores and 192 threads with the 12 CCDs mockup of Genoa".

The very latest rumors tease that AMD EPYC "Bergamo" will indeed have 128 cores and 256 threads, all on the next-gen Zen 4 architecture and on the 5nm node at TSMC. AMD has been kicking so much ass that it's passed Intel and put Xeon in its place for a while, with the 96-core, 192-thread EPYC Genoa CPU competing will see Intel bite back with their next-gen Sapphire Rapids CPU.

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AMD's next-gen Bergamo CPU would be above Intel Sapphire Rapids, and would fight the likes of Apple and Google in late 2022 or early 2023. The fight for totally insane CPUs offering 128 cores and more is going to be huge, and we're just over a year away from that happening.

Bergamo will reportedly use the same SP5 socket as Genoa, with Genoa having higher clock speeds that will beat Intel's new Sapphire Rapids CPU -- while Bergamo will drop the clock speeds and increase the core clocks. AMD will be using Bergamo to better fight Apple and ARM-based cloud SoCs over the coming years.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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