AMPERE Altra Q64-22 CPU on ASRock micro-ATX motherboard

In addition to the Altra Q64-22 CPU that comes with the motherboard, the ASRock ALTRAD8UD-1L2T supports the much more expensive Altra Max lineup, which has CPUs with 96–128 cores

Four PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, two NVMe slots, ten gigabit Ethernet, and eight 256GB DDR4-3200 RAM slots are highlights

But with Ampere’s Altra Max CPUs, which have up to 128 cores, why even bother with the Q64-22? These 2021 second-generation chips are mostly meant for cloud workloads

They are strikingly similar to AMD’s 128-core Zen 4c-based Bergamo chips, which are supposedly designed with cloud servers and data centers in mind

AMD’s more recent 96-core and 128-core Epyc Genoa and Bergamo server CPUs are significantly faster

Even 128-core Altra Max CPUs should not stand a chance against Intel’s 64-core Emerald Rapids chips, particularly when it comes to AI workloads

Ampere has also configured its own 192-core AmpereOne CPU to overclock Altra Max