Venice in Zen6, big monsters ahead!


Future processors equipped with Zen6 cores are shaping up to be truly monstrous. We’re talking about SP7 CPUs with up to 256 cores, with CCDs replaceable by other types of chips. That’s a promise!

Venice in Zen6, modular processors?

The first thing we’ll remember is that Zen6 could be available in several core types. The program would include performance and efficiency cores, as is currently the case. But a third type of core, optimized for density, would also come into play. What’s more, for the general public, it’s not impossible that this architecture will see the light of day on AM5, contributing to the latter’s long lifespan.

As for the Venice processors, they will be available on two sockets , SP7 and SP8.

AMD Venice Zen6

On the SP8, we’ll have versions with Zen6 cores, which is logical, but with up to 64 cores for the larger ones. These processors would feature 8 memory channels managing DDR5 6400 MT/s, as well as 64 PCIe 5.0 lines and 32 PCIe 6.0 lines.

An entry-level version would also be offered with a total of 32 cores. It would also manage DDR5 6400 MT/s, but on four channels. The number of PCIe lines managed would also be reduced: 32 PCIe 5.0 lines, 16 PCIe 6.0 lines.

With the SP7 version, we get to the heart of the matter, since these processors would be equipped with 32-core chiplets, all etched in 2 nm. Here, this version would display up to 128 cores via two combined IODs and four CCDs.

With ” Big Venice “, processors could total up to 256 cores thanks to the combination of four IODs and eight CCDs. The configuration of such a CPU would be monstrous, enabling the management of 16 memory channels. As for PCIe lines, we could have up to 128 PCIe 5.0 lines and 64 PCIe 6.0 lines.

However, what’s interesting here is that CCDs could be replaced by other types of chips. If AMD so wishes, it could integrate NCPs(Network Computing Dies), FPGAs, IAs and so on. In other words, it would be easy to create configurations according to the type of use – à la carte processors, as it were.