AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 "Storm Peak" surfaces online with 64 cores and 128 threads, 5 nm Zen 4 architecture
While the next batch of Threadripper processors based on the Zen 4 architecture appears to be not ready to hit the market yet, a new engineering sample of such an AMD Ryzen processor has just surfaced online. The chip was spotted in the Einstein@Home database and it sports 64 cores alongside 128 threads.
Although there are no technical details such as the chip's frequency available, the aforementioned database entry reveals that the chip has a cache memory of 1 MB, the system it was installed in sports 32 GB of memory, and the OPN code of this engineering sample is 100-000000454-20_Y, corresponding to a "Family 25 Model 24 Stepping 1" part. According to these, the processor in question is the first AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPU featuring the 5 nm Zen 4 core architecture to be spotted online so far.
The 64 cores of this chip are fewer than the 96 featured in the EPYC Genoa chips, so it might be possible that at least some of the upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 7000 chips will launch on the SP5/TR5 socket already available for the Genoa and Bergamo parts. This wouldn't be the first time AMD releases new chips compatible with older mainboards/chipsets and would bring more value to the Zen 4 chips in question.
AMD plans to brand the next-gen "Storm Peak" processors with the "PRO" label, so availability for home users might be limited at least for a while after launch.