Ventana Micro Systems’ Veyron V1 is a server processor that uses RISC-V architecture and features 192 cores. The processor has been manufactured using a 5nm process from TSMC and offers amazing performance compared to AMD and Intel processors.
Veyron V1 Specifications
The Veyron V1 has a configuration of 12 clusters of 16 cores each running at a frequency of 3.60 GHz at a 5nm manufacturing process.
Each cluster has 48 MB of L3 cache memory. In addition, it supports “out-of-order execution” and has advanced security through side-channel attack mitigations. It also features IOMMU and AIA technologies, comprehensive RAS capabilities and performance tuning through top-down software methodology.
In terms of performance per watt consumed, the Veyron V1 comfortably outperforms an AMD EPYC 7763 with 64 Zen 3 cores at 280W. This means that the Veyron V1 is an excellent choice for applications such as web hosting, cloud storage, data centers or streaming platforms.
Although no performance comparisons have been made between AMD and Intel, the Veyron V1 is a clear example of how RISC-V architecture is gaining importance in high performance computing and can be an excellent choice to replace x86 architecture.
Moreover, even Arm is happy about the launch of this CPU because, although it cannot compete with RISC-V in high-performance platforms, it does compete in those where consumption has a significant impact, such as in mobile devices or the Internet of Things (IoT).