At the end of this year, we expect AMD to unveil its new Zen 4-based processors. Gamers and consumers alike are sure to be waiting for them, as they receive more, faster and more future-proof Ryzen models for the new AM5 program. Changes are also being prepared in the professional sector, where EPYC server modules will also be a leader. Especially for them, the manufacturer is preparing a new SP5 platform (LGA6096). As you may have guessed, it will be huge. The first images of the validation disk with this holder leaked to the network and – well – we certainly wouldn’t say that the manufacturer surprised us with something.

Simply put, the AMD SP5 holder is huge. Measuring 7.5cm high and 7.2cm wide, its design follows the patterns already leaked after the GIGABYTE data breach.

AMD SP5 - Socket LGA6096 for EPYC Zen 4 Server Processors in First Images [1]

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The first images of the motherboard for the new generation of AMD EPYC processors have been posted on the ServeTheHome forums. The socket design matches the schematics that were already leaked after the Gigabyte data breach. Simply put, the SP5 holder is huge. It is 7.5 cm high and 7.2 cm wide. Next to it, we can see slots for 12-channel DDR5 memory. The PCB diagrams show that each of the four sections of the SP5 socket is connected to one of the subchannels of each of the 12 DIMMs.

AMD SP5 - Socket LGA6096 for EPYC Zen 4 Server Processors in First Images [6]

AMD SP5 - Socket LGA6096 for EPYC Zen 4 Server Processors in First Images [5]

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Those interested in the topic should be familiar with the special closing mechanism (shown below) – these CAD schematics have leaked before and they show precisely how to install processors in an SP5 socket. Enthusiasts who buy a fourth-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper chip will likely have to grapple with this latch, but it’s not yet clear if such systems will ever be built. At the moment, we can assume that AMD EPYC Zen 4 (Genoa) processors will have up to 96 cores and 192 threads, will be built using 5nm lithography and will be released by the end of this year.

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AMD SP5 - Socket LGA6096 for EPYC Zen 4 Server Processors in First Images [2]

AMD SP5 - Socket LGA6096 for EPYC Zen 4 Server Processors in First Images [4]

AMD SP5 - Socket LGA6096 for EPYC Zen 4 Server Processors in First Images [3]

Source: VideoCardz, ServeTheHome