The latest update to CPU-Z has added support for AMD’s upcoming server CPUs – the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series, also known as the Storm Peak batch.
Supposed to be used in data centers, these new AMD chips may have 64 cores (or possibly 96 cores) and support the latest hardware like DDR5 memory and PCIe 5 standard. They’re purported to compete with Intel’s recently launched Sapphire Rapids WS series.
AMD Storm Peak vs. Intel Sapphire Rapids
Following the launch of Intel’s new Sapphire Rapids WS chips last month, AMD is now coming with a new bunch of server CPUs; called the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series. These are codenamed Storm Peak, with leaks hinting at their configurations having over 64 cores!
Some state the upcoming AMD CPUs to have 96 cores too, which amounts to 192 threads for ultra-superior performance. Well, these are supposedly used in data centers for high-end data processing. Thus, a power of such is expected. Finally, they’re noted to base on EPYC Genoa technology and run on AMD’s Zen 4 architecture.
Watching the needs of today’s generation, AMD may definitely switch to a more contemporary architecture to provide better performance and efficiency while also supporting the latest hardware like DDR5 memory and the PCIe 5.0 standard. Once launched, they’d be placed alongside the Intel Sapphire Rapids WS series in the same industry.
Well, even before that, the prominent CPU profiling software – CPU-Z has rolled out an update (v2.05), where the platform added support for AMD’s upcoming server CPUs. Here’s the change log of what it supports by this update;
- Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids platform.
- Preliminary support for AMD Storm Peak platform.
- Zhaoxin KX-6000G/4 CPU.
The update also included preliminary support for Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 GPUs, Intel ARC CPUs, Core i9/i7/i5/i3 13th gen CPUs, and AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs worth 64x or greater cores.