Gigabyte hacker spills particulars on subsequent era AMD Epyc Genoa sequence

Confidential particulars about AMD’s upcoming EPYC 7004 “Genoa” server CPU sequence, supposedly stolen by menace actors from Taiwanese {hardware} producer Gigabyte, seem to have been posted on-line. 

Following final week’s ransomware assault, the menace actors revealed their loot contained every kind of paperwork from numerous {hardware} producers, together with an American Megatrends debug doc, an Intel “Potential Points” doc, an “Ice Lake D SKU stack replace schedule”, and an AMD revision information.

It seems Gigabyte both didn’t interact with the ransomware operators or was unable to agree on a ransom determine. Regardless of what transpired, the menace actors later dumped all of the confidential paperwork on-line after the expiry of the ransom deadline.

German journal ComputerBase has apparently perused paperwork posted by the menace actors and revealed {that a} revision doc dated July 2021 describes quite a lot of yet-to-be-announced technical particulars associated to the Zen 4 Epyc CPUs.

AMD set to rule the server area?

Based on Videocardz, the doc describes the revised motherboard thermal and energy compatibility pointers for the Zen 4 CPUs, together with the format of the compute tiles.

If the leaked paperwork are to be believed, AMD is upping the core depend as soon as once more, and the Zen 4 Genoa server CPU will ship with as much as 96 cores, and a whopping 192 threads. The paperwork additionally present the processor to have the ability to work with 12-channel DDR5 reminiscence

The elevated compute comes at the price of elevated energy consumption, and the paperwork present that the thermal design energy (TDP) of the Genoa CPUs might be between 320W to 400W.

Keep in mind, nevertheless, that the authenticity of the paperwork has not but been established, and the specs may very well be very totally different when Genoa CPUs hit the cabinets subsequent 12 months. 

When contacted, an AMD consultant informed TechRadar Professional the corporate “will not be commenting on the information of the leak presently”.

Through Videocardz