AMD EPYC will be taking on Intel in the data center market like Ryzen has taken on Intel in the mainstream market and here we are comparing results between AMD EPYC 7601 with 64 cores and 128 threads and the Intel Platinum 8180. We have the SiSoft Sandra and Cinebench R15 2P benchmark numbers.
Two AMD EPYC 7601 CPUs combine to give 64 cores and 128 threads. AMD EPYC 7601 CPUs managed a peak performance of 1242 GFLOPs and media processing capability of 1348 MPix/s, with 236 GB/s multi-core efficiency. Intel does not have a 32 core variant yet but the Platinum 8180 still has the highest score at 1345.76 GFLOPs.
This is a result of 56 cores and 112 threads. While AMD has more cores and threads it is possible that the benchmark is not optimized for AMD EPYC or was tested earlier on and these numbers are old. Talking about the Cinebench R15 benchmarks the Intel CPU scored 8301 points while the AMD EPYC 7601 scored 6879 points.
Remember that these are the early numbers and when everything is optimized and tweaked out we expect to see better numbers and a small bump in performance. According to Akhil Gupta, vice president of infrastructure at Dropbox:
“Dropbox is currently evaluating AMD EPYC CPUs in-house, and we are impressed with the initial performance we see across workloads in single-socket configurations. The combination of core performance, memory bandwidth, and I/O support make EPYC a unique offering. We look forward to continuing to evaluate EPYC as an option for our infrastructure.”
The development of AMD EPYC seems to be going well and at the end of the day price will also play an important role when it comes to the success of the AMD EPYC CPUs. We will have to see how competitively priced these chips are as compared to Intel offerings.
Let us know what you think about AMD EPYC and these performance numbers.