The SP6 socket can accommodate up to 64 Zen4 cores, and it was developed specifically with power-efficiency and performance-to-watt ratio optimization in mind. The SP5 socket will be optimized for as little as 70W (up to 225W), in contrast to Genoa and Bergamo, which utilize a larger SP5 socket and require more power for the most high-end variants (up to 400W) of EPYC 9004.
Even though AMD has not yet publicly confirmed the SP6 socket, it has already been photographed and documented as being able to accommodate the EPYC series, which goes by the codename “Sienna.” AMD has announced that the series will be geared for communications and intelligent edge devices, and the release of the products is expected to take place this year.
EPYC 8004 data-center CPUs support SATA and PCI.
The EPYC 8004 series has just been validated after receiving approval from both the SATA and PCI groups. The first CPU series to be designed specifically for the new SP6 socket, those are.
The design of the SP6 socket is comparable to that of the SP3 socket, at least when measuring in terms of size. Both sockets have a dimension of 58.5 by 75.4 millimeters, although the socket for the newer Zen4/DDR5 platform has more contact pads than the older socket (4844 versus 4096).
It is possible and perhaps likely that the AMD Siena series will not be the only product that is compatible with this type of socket. It is anticipated that the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT “Storm Peak” would also come in two distinct variations, with one of those variants perhaps being based on a different version of the SP6 socket. According to reports, this socket only supports four memory channels, compared to the SP5’s eight memory channels.