Unleashing Power and PERFORMANCE: AMD’s Zen 5 Epyc Turin Revolution

Technology is not only advancing but accelerating – and AMD is ratcheting up the Future! Meet the AMD Epyc Turin processors based on the new Zen 5 microarchitecture and slated for arrival in the second half of 2024. This new generation powerhouse represents an update but it is really more of a leap. So, let’s explore this new leap forward in compute capability with the next-gen Zen 5-based Epyc Turin processors.

Unveiling the Future: Epyc Turin's Monumental Core BOOST

A Mega BOOST in Core Counts

What jumps out instantly is the almost geometric explosion in core counts, with the Epyc Turin processors due to compete with up to 192 cores, a massive leap forward over first-generation Epyc processors. No gradual evolution here: AMD is heralding a revolution.

The Zen 5 Microarchitecture: A Symphony of Speed and EFFICIENCY

The Zen 5 microarchitecture lies at the core of the Epyc Turin processors. The Zen 5 design is poised to increase instructions per clock (IPC) – as well as overall performance. AMD has always pushed the envelope, but a Zen 5 architecture will be pushing, catapulting performance to new levels.

Anticipating the Performance BOOST

Gaming and Productivity: Boost Like Never Before

Whether it’s the high-octane eSports arenas of gaming, to the energised ecosystems of productivity workloads, the Zen 5-based Epyc Turin processors are anticipated to deliver massive performance improvements. With claims of up to 23 per cent more gaming performance than the competition, and 56 per cent more performance in productivity applications such as Blender, AMD is charting a new frontier of possibilities.

Boosting Connectivity and Speed: The New X870 and X870E Chipsets

It offers USB 4 and PCIe Gen 5 support as standard, and the company says the new X870 and X870E chipsets will usher in staggering speed jumps in connectivity and storage, as well as using higher memory speeds.

The AM4 Socket Lives On: The Ryzen 9 5900XT and Ryzen 7 5800XT

A Boost for the AM4 Platform

AMD hasn’t left its existing users behind either. Supporting the AM4 socket, the Ryzen 9 5900XT and Ryzen 7 5800XT announced alongside the 5950X continue that upgrade path for users not yet ready to move to the latest platform. Core counts and boost frequencies are angled to get the last bit of performance from the socket. AMD has taken an important step to avoid alienating its user base with the new architecture.

Redefining Performance for AM4 Users

Similarly, these new CPUs are also a way for AMD to future-proof the AM4 platform so that it is relevant over many generations of hardware.

To Conclude: A New Dawn of Performance and POWER

AMD’s announcement of Zen 5-based Epyc Turin processors marks a roadmap, to be sure, but what it also does is make a clear statement: AMD is saying that the future of computing isn’t in the incremental improvements we’ve seen in the past few years, but that we’ll be getting there via sudden jumps. A tick-tock-tick-tock pattern. What AMD is promising is a revolution enabled by a combination of higher counts of cores, a new microengine, increased connectivity and the extension of support into legacy backfills.

Understanding BOOST

At the centre of that revolution is boost, the term used to indicate improvement across the board, from core counts, IPC to gaming and productivity improvements. It’s not only about speeds and feeds. It’s about creating efficiencies and connectivity, so that every component and every user gets to benefit from computing as much as possible. The AMD Epyc Turin processors will be available in the second half of 2024 and beyond AWS, Arm, Intel, and other processor makers will have to respond to this revolutionary boost from AMD.

Jun 06, 2024
<< Go Back