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AMD EPYC Rome: The Fall of the Intel Empire (Page 3)

By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 9, 2019 @ 10:30 CDT

Dominating Intel with Record Breaking Performance

The new EPYC Rome CPUs absolutely demolish the benchmark charts, with Serve the Home running some benchmarks on the new 7nm-based Zen 2-powered EPYC Rome 7742. Hell, the site even ran a quad-socket Intel CPU in order to balance out the benchmark charts, that's how good AMD's new EPYC 7742 is.

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I mean look at those charts... a single EPYC 7742 destroys everything, while a dual-socket EPYC 7742 rig is absolutely ridiculous. With two of the EPYC 7742 chips we're looking at 128C/256T, something you can't do without going to more cores with an Intel Xeon solution -- and even then, the power numbers are crazy on a quad-socket Xeon rig.

It's Not Just Raw Performance, Power Savings Are Also Important

AMD has multiple great things going for it with the new EPYC Rome CPUs, with the direction the company went with its Chiplet design wins, the Zen 2 architecture and the new 7nm node. All of this culminates into something quite amazing... and something Intel should be, and is definitely scared of.

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According to Serve the Home, Intel "pressured" OEMs to obfuscate the power consumption reality of the new EPYC processors. STH reports: "We are also not allowed to name because Intel put pressure on the OEM who built it to have AMD not disclose this information, despite said OEM having their logo emblazoned all over the system. Yes, Intel is going to that level of competitive pressure on its industry partners ahead of AMD's launch..."

STH continues: "The TDP of the AMD EPYC 7702P is higher than the Intel Xeon E5-2630 V4's, but when you are replacing 6-8 sockets to 1 socket, the power savings are absolutely immense. We have not seen 6:1 consolidation ratios in under 2.5 years of technology advancement happen in the industry".

See that bit there... STH writes "We have not seen 6:1 consolidation ratios in under 2.5 years of technology advancement happen in the industry". That is one of the most important parts of the new EPYC processors... AMD has achieved something previously thought impossible, especially with the absolute dominance of Intel over the past few decades.

STH isn't alone, with AnandTech chiming in that the new second-gen EPYC Rome CPUs are "nothing short of historic". AT adds that the new EPYC Rome chips "beating the competition by a large margin in almost every metric: performance, performance per watt and performance per dollar".

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