What is AMD’s ‘small’ Genoa socket?

Not what we thought it was at all

AMD EPYC LogoWhen AMD released Rome in 2019, they knew they had a problem in some markets. Now SemiAccurate can tell you what they are doing to address this on Genoa.

You know what is going on with AMD’s Genoa CPU, 96 Zen 4 cores, 12 DDR5 Channels, up to 168 PCIe5 lanes, and more all on Socket SP5. But there have also been rumors of a smaller Genoa floaring around with little attention paid to it. The little ones never get the spotlight but we can change that now.

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Disclosures: Charlie Demerjian and Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc. have no consulting relationships, investment relationships, or hold any investment positions with any of the companies mentioned in this report.

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Charlie Demerjian is the founder of Stone Arch Networking Services and SemiAccurate.com. SemiAccurate.com is a technology news site; addressing hardware design, software selection, customization, securing and maintenance, with over one million views per month. He is a technologist and analyst specializing in semiconductors, system and network architecture. As head writer of SemiAccurate.com, he regularly advises writers, analysts, and industry executives on technical matters and long lead industry trends. Charlie is also available through Guidepoint and Mosaic. FullyAccurate