Last week, AMD introduced their 4th Generation EPYC Genoa CPUs. Michael Larabel of Phoronix tested the EPYC 9554 and 9654 processors using a series of Linux benchmarks, and the results showed encouraging performance gains over Intel’s Xeon & their own EPYC Milan chips. AMD has provided Larabel with the EPYC 9374F processor to do the same benchmarks. In addition to testing the powerful EPYC processor, he also compared its performance against that of two last-generation chips and two Intel Xeon Scalable Ice Lake CPUs, each of which has 40 cores.
The power usage during his tests was significantly lower than that of any of the processors that the Linux specialist had previously examined. The AMD EPYC 9374F used less power than two Intel Xeon 8380 2P series Scalable server CPUs combined, which makes it considerably more embarrassing for CPU rival Intel.
Users can choose between 32 cores and 64 threads on AMD’s new EPYC CPU. The CPU has a total of 256 MB of CPU cache, a base clock of 3.85 GHz, and a peak rate of 4.3 GHz. The EPYC 9374F’s TDP starts at 320W but can be set to a maximum of 400W. Estimated to be $4850 is the suggested manufacturer’s retail price.
The AMD EPYC 9374F does not have the fastest clock speed of any EPYC processor. The EPYC 9274F, which has 24 cores and a 320W TDP, receives this honour. With a maximum boost clock of 4.3 GHz, the base frequency is 4.05 GHz. The EPYC 9654, which has 64 cores and 128 threads, is the top model.
The EPYC 9374F tested by Larabel very nearly matched the Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 2P in single-core tests, according to the results. However, AMD performs brilliantly in multi-core workloads. This is even better because the single-chip on the 1P platform, which has 32 cores, outperformed two Xeon Platinum 8480 chips, which together had 80 cores and 160 threads, in terms of power consumption, at a phenomenal 327.56W. The maximum power of the Intel Xeon 8380 2P was 583.63W. A single AMD EPYC 9374F outperforms two Ice Lake Intel Xeon 8380 2P CPUs by a factor of about 1.5.
The testing performed by Larabel and posted on his website speaks eloquently about AMD’s efforts to continuously enhance their product. As the corporation is known for, Intel has experienced a number of delays in the past, and it still trails AMD in some areas. However, Intel and AMD both have long-term objectives, with the two businesses aiming to be the one to rely on in both the home and the cloud as well as in industry.
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