AMD EPYC Genoa CPUs have been added to the PassMark performance database, with the top EPYC 9654 chip taking the top spot by 30% over the previous record holder. AMD introduced its EPYC 9004 “Genoa” CPU lineup in November 2022, with up to 96 cores based on the 5nm Zen 4 core architecture and new features integrated.
The EPYC 9654, a 96-core and 192-thread juggernaut with a boost clock of up to 3.7 GHz, 384 MB of L3 cache, and a TDP of up to 400W, led the pack. This chip is suitable for 1P and 2P servers and includes all of the latest I/O support, such as 8-channel DDR5-4800 memory and 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes.
This chip has been giving Intel’s flagship, the Sapphire Rapids Xeon 8490H, a run for its money, but it now has a new benchmark where it has established dominance, PassMark. Both AMD and Intel have taken top positions in this benchmark gen after gen, but Intel has mostly in single-threaded benchmarks while AMD has asserted complete dominance in multi-threaded benchmarks with its Threadripper and EPYC chips.
The AMD EPYC 9654 “Genoa” CPU has now become the fastest chip in this benchmark, securing 124,119 points a few months after launch.
This is the first CPU to break the 100K barrier, outperforming the previous record holder, the Threadripper PRO 5995WX, by 30%. Although the EPYC CPU has 50% more cores, it also has lower clock speeds than the Threadripper. As a result, a 30% increase is very commendable.
When comparing the EPYC Genoa CPU to the older EPYC Milan parts, the difference grows to 35-45%. This type of multi-threaded performance is only the beginning. AMD also plans to unveil its 4th Generation Threadripper CPUs this year, which could have up to 96 cores.
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