AMD EPYC Genoa With 96 Zen 4 Cores Is An Insanely Fast Chip, Crushes Every Other x86 Processor In Leaked Benchmarks
The latest benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming EPYC Genoa 96 Core CPU based on the Zen 4 core architecture have been leaked by Yuuki_AnS. The leaked benchmarks show record-breaking x86 performance and this is coming from an engineering sample.
AMD’s EPYC Genoa 96 Core “Zen 4” CPU Crushes Every Single x86 Processor On The Market
The AMD EPYC Genoa 9000 chip that has leaked out is one of the many Zen 4 server CPUs that the red team will be launching later this year for the server market. We recently covered the specs for the entire lineup from the same source and now, Yuuki_AnS has posted the very first benchmarks which show monstrous performance for the engineering sample.
The specific AMD EPYC Genoa CPU’s OPN code and SKU naming have not been mentioned but our guess is this could be the EPYC 9654P which is one of the SKUs that feature the same specifications which includes 96 cores and 192 threads based on the Zen 4 core architecture. The chip rocks 384 MB of L3 cache and has a base frequency of 2.15 GHz. The boost frequencies are rated at 3.05 GHz for all cores, 3.5-3.7 GHz single-core frequencies, and a 3.5 GHz low-usage operating frequency. At full load, the chip consumes 360 Watts of power which is a very reasonable figure given that Intel’s chips have a maximum power limit of over 700W.
AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa CPU SKUs ‘Preliminary’ Specs:
|CPU Name||Cores / Threads||Cache||Clock Speeds||TDP||State|
|EPYC 9654P||96/192||384 MB||2.0-2.15 GHz||360W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9534||64/128||256 MB||2.3-2.4 GHz||280W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9454P||48/96||256 MB||2.25-2.35 GHz||290W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9454||48/96||256 MB||2.25-2.35 GHz||290W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9354P||32/64||256 MB||2.75-2.85 GHz||280W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9354||32/64||256 MB||2.75-2.85 GHz||280W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9334||32/64||128 MB||2.3-2.5 GHz||210W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9274F||24/48||256 MB||3.4-3.6 GHz||320W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9254||24/48||128 MB||2.4-2.5 GHz||200W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9224||24/48||64 MB||2.15-2.25 GHz||200W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9174F||16/32||256 MB||3.6-3.8 GHz||320W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9124||16/32||64 MB||2.6-2.7 GHz||200W||Production Ready|
|EPYC 9000 (ES)||96/192||384 MB||2.0-2.15 GHz||320-400W||ES|
|EPYC 9000 (ES)||84/168||384 MB||2.0 GHz||290W||ES|
|EPYC 9000 (ES)||64/128||256 MB||2.5-2.65 GHz||320-400W||ES|
|EPYC 9000 (ES)||48/96||256 MB||3.2-3.4 GHz||360W||ES|
|EPYC 9000 (ES)||32/64||256 MB||3.2-3.4 GHz||320W||ES|
|EPYC 9000 (ES)||32/64||256 MB||2.7-2.85 GHz||260W||ES|
AMD’s EPYC Genoa 96 Core ES CPU was tested in a dual-socket configuration so that’s 192 cores and 384 threads in total. However, existing benchmarks do not support more than 128 cores as mentioned by the leaker and the performance was measured within Windows Server 2025 preview so we are looking at a very non-optimized testing ecosystem. It is stated that the performance gap between the ES part tested here and the final version will be huge so we can expect even higher performance on the retail chips.
AMD EPYC Genoa 96 Core & Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP CPU Benchmarks (Image Credits: Yuuki_AnS):
The performance metrics shared are within various versions of CPU-z, V-Ray, and the very popular Cinebench benchmarks. In CPU-z v17, the AMD EPYC Genoa 96 Core CPU scored 740.2 points in the single-thread and 73057.5 points in the multi-thread benchmark. In CPU-z AVX-512, the chip scored 627.2 points in single-core and 15625.1 points in multi-core tests. For comparison, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX with 64 Zen 2 cores has a multi-threaded performance of 30,917 points so that’s a 2.36x improvement in multi-threaded performance. In the leaked benchmarks results that compare the chip with unreleased Sapphire Rapids-SP offerings, the CPU lacks behind in the single-threaded benchmarks but blazes past its rival in the multi-threading workloads.
In V-Ray, the chip scored 88,300 points in the multi-core benchmark test. For comparison, AMD’s own Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX benchmarks show a performance rating of 60,111 points for the 64 Core Zen 3 chip. This is a 47% improvement which is massive but do note that this isn’t even the final form of the 96 core Genoa flagship. In the leaked benchmarks, the chip offers a 4.5% CPU performance improvement over its predecessor, the EPYC 7773X which is expected due to the low clock speeds that the ES chip was operating at.
Lastly, we have the Cinebench performance benchmarks which were tested across all three versions (R15, R20, R23). In Cinebench R15, the chip scored 188 points in single-core and 11,577 points in multi-core, In Cinebench R20, the chip scored 416 points in single-core and 26,285 points in multi-core while in Cinebench R23, the chip scored 1227 points in single-core and 100,776 points in multi-core tests. Here, the CPU destroys the Intel offerings but do note that only 128 cores are being utilized across all three versions and at a lower clock frequency too which is a far cry from its final 3.05 GHz all-core boost.
AMD’s EPYC Genoa CPUs will feature 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes, 160 for a 2P (dual-socket) configuration. The SP5 platform will also feature DDR5-5200 memory support which is some insane improvement over the existing DDR4-3200 MHz DIMMs. But that’s not all, it will also support up to 12 DDR5 memory channels and 2 DIMMs per channel which will allow up to 3 TB of system memory using 128 GB modules. The AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa CPU lineup is expected to launch in the second half of this year.
AMD EPYC Milan Zen 3 vs EPYC Genoa Zen 4 Size Comparisons:
|CPU Name||AMD EPYC Milan||AMD EPYC Genoa|
|Process Node||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 5nm|
|Core Architecture||Zen 3||Zen 4|
|Zen CCD Die Size||80mm2||72mm2|
|Zen IOD Die Size||416mm2||397mm2|
|Substrate (Package) Area||TBD||5428mm2|
|Socket Name||LGA 4094||LGA 6096|
|Max Socket TDP||450W||700W|
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