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AMD EPYC: 64C/128T dual-CPU against Intel 56C/112T CPUs

AMD's new EPYC 32C/64T used in dual-CPU server against 2 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180s with 56C/112T in dual-CPU rig

By Anthony Garreffa from Jun 26, 2017 @ 23:59 CDT

AMD has been making some pretty serious waves with its Zen CPU architecture, but now that the enterprise/server-grade EPYC processors are here, Intel is in for a big fight - even with its spiffy new Xeon Platinum line of CPUs.


AMD's new EPYC 7601 comes in 32C/64T, but has been used in a dual-CPU server with a total of 64C/128T for some serious computational power - with SiSoft Sandra and Cinebench R15 2P benchmarks. We're seeing a competition between Intel's new 28C/56T processors in both single- and dual-CPU configurations, with a dual-CPU rig with Intel's new Xeon Platinum 8180 and a total of 56C/112T of power.

The benchmarks saw an average all-core CPU clock of 2.7GHz on all 64C/128T of AMD's dual EPYC 7601 system, while the dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 had 3.4GHz across all of its dual-CPU goodness at 56C/112T. In the Cinebench R15 performance, we're looking at AMD's EPYC 7601 scoring around 6879 points, while Intel's new Xeon Platinum 8180 pushes 8301.

In SiSoft Sandra benchmarking, the new AMD EPYC 7601 in dual-CPU were pushing 1242 GFLOPs @ 2.2GHz base (2.7GHz boost), while providing 1348 MPix/s, and multi-core efficiency at 236GB/s. Comparing this to Intel's Xeon Platinum 8180 in dual-CPU mode, which is capable of 1345 GFLOPs @ 3.4GHz and a huge 4855 MPix/s of media processing prowess, killing AMD in an epyc way. The multi-core efficiency hits a virtually similar 237GB/sec.


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