The EPYC 9654P Genoa CPU from AMD, which has 96 Zen 4 cores and can run at up to 3.7 GHz, has made its debut in the Geekbench benchmark. A member of the Genoa EPYC 9000 series family is AMD EPYC 9654. The CPU will have the most cores in the Genoa family, with a total of 96 cores and 192 threads. AMD’s Genoa processor will include a maximum of 12 CCDs in order to reach 96 cores. The Zen 4 architecture will be used by each CCD’s 8 cores. Compared to the Milan-X 64 core and 128 thread parts, the number of cores and threads has increased by 50%.
The AMD EPYC 9654 “Genoa” CPU will have a total of 1 MB L2 cache per core and 32 MB of L3 cache per CCD, which will be shared between all Zen 4 cores inside the CCD. This results in a gigantic 480 MB cache pool being made available on the top SKU, which is made up of 384 MB of L3 cache and 96 MB of L2 cache. For instance, the top EPYC Milan CPU, the EPYC 7763, has 288 MB of combined cache and has 256 MB of L3 (32 MB per CCD) and 32 MB of L2 (512 KB per core). The volume of cache alone has increased by 67% in that time.
The CPU was put through its paces on an ASUS “RS500A-E12-RS12U” server with a motherboard from the K14PA-U24 Series. The EPYC 9654P is a “P” SKU and is intended for systems with a single socket. Up to 768 GB of DDR5-4800 memory could be found on the platform, which used the Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS operating system.
The AMD EPYC 9654P Genoa CPU performed well, earning 1467 points in single-core tests and 77,251 points in multi-core testing.
The single-core performance is undoubtedly better than that of Zen 3 CPUs, however it appears that the multi-threaded performance on the platform it is now running on isn’t optimised. Even with 96 Zen 4 cores, the device still manages to outperform 128 Zen 3 cores, which is pretty impressive.
The EPYC 9000 “Genoa” CPU range from AMD will significantly improve performance for servers. A 192-core and 384-thread dual-socket setup would undoubtedly break several world records, since we have already seen a partial 128-core/256-thread configuration defeat all current-gen server CPUs. Later this quarter, the server market is anticipated to introduce the AMD EPYC 9000 Genoa CPU range.
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