The latest benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming EPYC Genoa 96 Core processor based on the Zen 4 core architecture have been leaked by Yuuki_AnS. The leaked benchmarks show record x86 performance, and this comes from an engineering sample.
AMD’s EPYC Genoa 96 Core “Zen 4” CPU crushes every single x86 CPU 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 covered the specs for the entire lineup from the same source, and now Yuuki_AnS has posted the first benchmarks that show monstrous performance for the engineering sample.
The AMD EPYC Genoa processor’s specific OPN code and SKU naming have not been mentioned, but our guess is that it could be the EPYC 9654P, which is one of the SKUs that feature the same specs, which include 96 cores and 192 threads. based on the Zen 4 core architecture. The chip has 384 MB of L3 cache and has a base frequency of 2.15 GHz. Boost frequencies are rated at 3.05 GHz for all cores, 3.5-3.7 GHz single-core frequencies, and 3.5 GHz low-usage operating frequency. At full load, the chip consumes 360 watts of power, which is a very reasonable number considering that Intel chips have a maximum power of over 700 W.
AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa CPU SKUs “Preliminary” Specifications:
|Processor name||Cores / Threads||Cache memory||Clock speeds||TDP||condition|
|EPYC 9654P||96/192||384 MB||2.0-2.15 GHz||360W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9534||64/128||256 MB||2.3-2.4 GHz||280W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9454P||48/96||256 MB||2.25-2.35 GHz||290W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9454||48/96||256 MB||2.25-2.35 GHz||290W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9354P||32/64||256 MB||2.75-2.85 GHz||280W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9354||32/64||256 MB||2.75-2.85 GHz||280W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9334||32/64||128MB||2.3-2.5 GHz||210W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9274F||24/48||256 MB||3.4-3.6 GHz||320W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9254||24/48||128MB||2.4-2.5 GHz||200W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9224||24/48||64 MB||2.15-2.25 GHz||200W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9174F||16/32||256 MB||3.6-3.8 GHz||320W||Ready for production|
|EPYC 9124||16/32||64 MB||2.6-2.7 GHz||200W||Ready for production|
|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 processor was tested in a two-socket configuration, so a total of 192 cores and 384 threads. However, existing benchmarks don’t support more than 128 cores, as mentioned by a leak, and performance was measured in the Windows Server 2025 preview, 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 higher performance on the retail chips.
AMD EPYC Genoa 96 Core & Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP CPU Benchmarks (Image: Yuuki_AnS):
Performance benchmarks shared are in various 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 and 73057.5 points in the multi-threaded benchmark. 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 of 30,917 points, so that’s a 2.36x improvement in multi-threaded performance. In leaked benchmark results that compare the chip to unreleased Sapphire Rapids-SP offerings, the processor lags in single-threaded benchmarks but outperforms its rival in multi-threaded workloads.
In V-Ray, the chip scored 88,300 points in the multi-core benchmark test. By comparison, AMD’s own Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX benchmarks show a performance score of 60,111 points for the 64-core Zen 3 chip. That’s a 47% improvement, which is huge, but keep in mind that this isn’t even the final form of the 96-core Genoa flagship. In the leaked benchmarks, the chip offers a 4.5% increase in CPU performance over its predecessor, the EPYC 7773X, which is expected due to the low clock speeds that the ES chip runs at.
Finally, we have the Cinebench performance tests, which were 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, while in Cinebench R23 the chip scored 1,227 points in single-core and 100,776 points in multi-core tests. Here, the processor destroys Intel’s offerings, but note that only 128 cores are used in all three versions and at a lower clock speed too, which is a far cry from its final 3.05 GHz all-core boost.
AMD’s EPYC Genoa processors will include 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes, 160 for a 2P (dual socket) configuration. The SP5 platform will also include support for DDR5-5200 memory, 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, allowing up to 3 TB of system memory using 128 GB modules. The AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa processor series is expected to be released in the second half of this year.
AMD EPYC Milan Zen 3 vs EPYC Genoa Zen 4 Size Comparisons:
|Processor name||AMD EPYC Milan||AMD EPYC Genoa|
|A process node||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 5nm|
|Basic architecture||Zen 3||Zen 4|
|Zen CCD matrix size||80 mm2||72 mm2|
|Zen IOD Matrix size||416 mm2||397 mm2|
|Area of the substrate (the package).||TBD||5428 mm2|
|Nest area||4410 mm2||6080 mm2|
|Nest name||LGA 4094||LGA 6096|
|Maximum socket TDP||450W||700W|
AMD EPYC Genoa With 96 Zen 4 Cores Is An Insanely Fast Chip, Crushes Every Other x86 Processor In Leaked Benchmarks