AMD EPYC 7000 Series Server-grade Processors Leaked, Will Tackle Intel Xeon CPUs

By   /   Jun 17, 2017
AMD EPYC 7000 Series

AMD EPYC 7000 series of CPUs will be coming out for the server market. The marketing material regarding these CPUs has been leaked and according to the leaks, the AMD EPYC 7000 series of CPUs have 32 cores and a lot of i/o. The top of the line variant has 32 cores and 64 threads. The fastest CPU the EPYC 7601 has a base clock of 2.2 GHz and can boost to 3.2 GHz.

AMD EPYC 7000 series of CPUs supports 16 DIMMs for up to 2 TB memory support. The dual-socket platform will support up to 64 cores and 128 PCI Express lanes. AMD is not only going to tackle Intel in the single socket department but AMD has some additional performance to offer when it comes to dual socket performance as well.

EPYC 1S platform will deliver 50% better performance as compared to Intel’s dual socket CPU performance. It will also have lower power consumption. A singular rack on Intel’s side has 4704 cores, AMD EPYC, on the other hand, has 5376 cores. This should give AMD an upper hand. AMD has a 14% advantage when it comes to VM per socket.

AMD EPYC 7000 Series

AMD EPYC also has a 33% advantage when it comes to memory bandwidth. The Intel platform supports 24 DIMMs but AMD EPYC, on the other hand, supports 32 DIMMs. This should also give the AMD platform a bit of an edge. EPYC has the following features:

  • up to 32 High-Performance “Zen” Cores
  • 8 DDR4 Channels per CPU
  • Up to 2TB Memory per CPU
  • 128 PCIe Lanes
  • Dedicated Security Subsystem
  • Integrated Chipset
  • Socket-Compatible with Next Gen EPYC Processors
  • Right-size underutilized servers
  • Optimize storage and heterogeneous compute
  • Low power consumption
  • Up to 20% lower cap-ex

AMD is tackling Intel in the mainstream market. With Threadripper coming out AMD will be ready for the X series CPUs and with EPYC, AMD will be able to take Intel on in the server market as well.

Let us know what you think about the AMD EPYC 7000 series CPUs.

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