Consumers may look forward to the arrival of two new AMD EPYC CPUs. And according to rumors, the specs would include a 280W thermal design power or TDP. \n \nCalifornia-based Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) has been in the business of providing quality processors for five decades now. In June 2017, it introduced a new line of powerful central processing units (CPUs). The EPYC, whose predecessor is the Opteron series, is based on the Zen microarchitecture. \n \nBased on the information revealed by regular tech news leaker Komachi Ensaka, AMD could be working on five upcoming models. Accordingly, the still unannounced AMD EPYC CPUs carry the codename Rome. \n \n \n \nThe first unit is EPYC 7742. It has 64 cores and 128 threads. Its clock base is 2.25 GHz, which can hit a boost of 3.40 GHz. Its L3 cache is 256MB, while the TDP is at 225W. \n \nThe second one is the EPYC 7702, which has the same cores, threads, and L3 cache with EPYC 7742. In terms of the clock base and boost, it has lower values, 2.00 and 3.35, respectively. Meanwhile, its TDP is at 200W. \n \nThe third and fourth units, EPYC 7R22 and EPYC 7R32, both have 644 cores, 128 threads, and 280W TDP. There have been no details yet about their clock and L3 cache. \n \nAmong the reported soon-to-be-released models of AMD EPYC CPUs, the EPYC 7H12 is considered as the biggest pride. This can be attributed, of course, to the unit’s high-end specs. These include its 54 cores, 128 threads, and a clock base of 2.6 GHz, with a boost of 3.3 GHz. This second-generation processor also boasts of 280W chip. \n \nThe arrival of these EPYC models remains speculation for now until the company issues an official announcement. What consumers could do now is wait for further reports and more leaks before an official statement is released. \n \nOn the other hand, the government of the United Kingdom has revealed several details about its next set of national supercomputer. According to the latest report, HP’s subsidiary, Cray, will supply this forthcoming high-end system. \n \nCalled the ARCHER2, the supercomputer runs on EPYC Rome enterprise CPUs. Compared to ARCHER, its predecessor, the new one comes with more powerful specs. Its computational throughput is at least 11 times higher than the older version. \n \nThe ARCHER 2 is expected to be mounted at the University of Edinburgh and would start operating by May 2020. \n \nKeep posted for more AMD EPYC CPUs news and updates!