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AMD EPYC Genoa with 96 Zen 4 cores is an insanely fast chip that outperforms all other x86 processors in leaked benchmarks

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The latest benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming 96-core EPYC Genoa processor based on the Zen 4 architecture have leaked online. Yuki_AnS. The leaked benchmarks show record-breaking x86 performance, and this comes from an engineering sample.

AMD EPYC Genoa 96 Core “Zen 4” processor crushes all x86 processors on the market

The leaked AMD EPYC Genoa 9000 chip is one of many Zen 4 server processors that the red team will release later this year for the server market. We recently reviewed the specs for the entire line from the same source, and now Yuuki_AnS has published the very first benchmarks showing monstrous performance for an engineering piece.

AMD EPYC Genoa processors will have up to a mammoth 96 cores and 192 threads packed into a single chip. Here you can see two such chips running on the same platform for a total of 192 cores and 384 threads. (Image credit: Yuuki_AnS)

The OPN code of the specific AMD EPYC Genoa processor and SKU name was not mentioned, but we assume it could be EPYC 9654P, which is one of the SKUs with the same specifications that include 96 cores and 192 threads based on the Zen 4 core architecture. The chip has 384MB of L3 cache and a base frequency of 2.15GHz. Boost frequencies are rated at 3.05 GHz for all cores, 3.5-3.7 GHz for single core frequencies, and 3.5 GHz for underutilized operating frequency. Under full load, the chip consumes 360W of power, which is a very reasonable figure given that Intel chips have a maximum power of over 700W.

AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa “preliminary” specifications:

Processor name Cores/Threads Cache Clock speeds Estimated power State
EPIC 9654P 96/192 384 MB 2.0-2.15 GHz 360 W production ready
EPIC 9534 64/128 256 MB 2.3-2.4 GHz 280 W production ready
EPIC 9454P 48/96 256 MB 2.25-2.35 GHz 290 W production ready
EPIC 9454 48/96 256 MB 2.25-2.35 GHz 290 W production ready
EPIC 9354P 32/64 256 MB 2.75-2.85 GHz 280 W production ready
EPIC 9354 32/64 256 MB 2.75-2.85 GHz 280 W production ready
EPIC 9334 32/64 128 MB 2.3-2.5 GHz 210 W production ready
EPIC 9274F 24/48 256 MB 3.4-3.6 GHz 320 W production ready
EPIC 9254 24/48 128 MB 2.4-2.5 GHz 200 W production ready
EPIC 9224 24/48 64 MB 2.15-2.25 GHz 200 W production ready
EPIC 9174F 16/32 256 MB 3.6-3.8 GHz 320 W production ready
EPIC 9124 16/32 64 MB 2.6-2.7 GHz 200 W production ready
EPIC 9000 (EU) 96/192 384 MB 2.0-2.15 GHz 320-400W EU
EPIC 9000 (EU) 84/168 384 MB 2.0 GHz 290 W EU
EPIC 9000 (EU) 64/128 256 MB 2.5-2.65 GHz 320-400W EU
EPIC 9000 (EU) 48/96 256 MB 3.2-3.4 GHz 360 W EU
EPIC 9000 (EU) 32/64 256 MB 3.2-3.4 GHz 320 W EU
EPIC 9000 (EU) 32/64 256 MB 2.7-2.85 GHz 260 W EU

The AMD EPYC Genoa 96 Core ES processor was tested in a dual socket configuration for a total of 192 cores and 384 threads. However, existing benchmarks don’t support more than 128 cores as mentioned in the source, and performance was measured on pre-release Windows Server 2025, so we’re looking at a very unoptimized testing ecosystem. The performance gap between the ES part tested here and the final version is said to be huge, so we can expect even better performance on retail chips.

AMD EPYC Genoa 96 Core and Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP benchmarks (Image credit: Yuuki_AnS):

Xeon Platinum 8480+ (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480 (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

EPYC 7773X (64 x 2 Milan-X)

Xeon Platinum 8280L (28 x 8 CSL-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8380 (40 x 2 ICL-SP)

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EPYC 7773X (2 x 64 Milan-X)

Xeon Platinum 8380 (40 x 2 ICL-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480+ (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480 (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

The overall performance figures refer to different versions of CPU-z, V-Ray and the very popular Cinebench benchmarks. In CPU-z v17, the AMD EPYC Genoa 96 Core processor scored 740.2 points in the single-threaded test and 73057.5 points in the multi-threaded test. In CPU-z AVX-512, the chip scored 627.2 points in single-core and 15625.1 points in multi-core tests. In comparison, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX with 64 Zen 2 cores has a multi-threaded performance score of 30,917, which means a 2.36x improvement in multi-threaded performance. In leaked benchmark results that compare the chip to unreleased Sapphire Rapids-SP offerings, the processor doesn’t fall behind in single-threaded benchmarks, but outperforms its rival in multi-threaded workloads.

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Xeon Platinum 8480+ (2 x 56 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8380 (2 x 40 ICL-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480 (2 x 56 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8280L (28 x 8 CSL-SP)

In V-Ray, the chip scored 88,300 points in the multi-core benchmark. By comparison, AMD’s own Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX benchmarks show a performance rating of 60,111 for a 64-core Zen 3 chip. That’s a massive 47% improvement, but note that this isn’t even the final form of Genoa’s 96-core flagship. In leaked benchmarks, the chip delivers a 4.5% CPU performance boost over its predecessor, the EPYC 7773X, which is expected due to the low clock speeds the ES chip ran at.

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EPYC 7773X (64 x 2 Milan-X)

Xeon Platinum 8280L (28 x 8 CSL-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480+ (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8480 (56 x 2 SPR-SP)

Xeon Platinum 8380 (40 x 2 ICL-SP)

Finally, we have Cinebench benchmarks that have been tested on 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, and in Cinebench R23, the chip scored 1227 points. points in single-core and 100,776 points in multi-core tests. The CPU destroys Intel’s offerings here, but note that all three versions only use 128 cores, and also at a lower clock speed, far from its final 3.05GHz increase for all cores.

AMD EPYC Genoa processors will have 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes, 160 for a 2P (dual socket) configuration. The SP5 platform will also support DDR5-5200 memory, which is some insane improvement over existing DDR4-3200MHz DIMMs. But that’s not all, it will also support up to 12 DDR5 memory channels and 2 DIMMs per channel allowing up to 3TB of system memory using 128GB modules. The AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa processor line is expected to launch in the second half of this year.

Size comparison of AMD EPYC Milan Zen 3 and EPYC Genoa Zen 4:

Processor name AMD EPYC Milan AMD EPYC Genoa
Process node TSMS 7nm TSMS 5nm
Basic architecture Zen 3 Zen 4
Zen CCD Size 80mm2 72mm2
Zen IOD Die Size 416mm2 397mm2
Substrate area (packing) TBD 5428mm2
Connector area 4410mm2 6080mm2
socket name LGA 4094 LGA 6096
Max. socket design power 450 W 700 W


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