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2 x AMD EPYC 7742 for $13,900 annihilate $52,000 worth of Intel Xeons

$14,000 worth of AMD's new EPYC processors destroys $52,000 worth of Intel Xeon Platinum CPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa from Sep 2, 2019 @ 21:11 CDT

AMD's kick ass new EPYC Rome CPUs are here and boy are they throwing Intel around like a rag doll, with ServeTheHome setting a new world record on a dual-CPU rig using two AMD EPYC 7742 processors.

STH compared the dual AMD EPYC 7742 chips against four Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M processors, which battles out the 64C/128T processor from AMD against Intel's best 28C/56T offering with some very, very surprising results. The AMD system is not only much cheaper, but it is also faster.

  • AMD EPYC 7742: 64C/128T - $6950 each (2 x $13,900)
  • Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M: 28C/56T - $13,011 each ($52,044)

This means that STH ran benchmarks with 128C/256T of power from AMD and its EPYC 7742 processors, while the quad-CPU rig from Intel packed just 112C/224T in comparison, but cost over 3x as much.


STH ran Geekbench 4 on the server chips, with AMD EPYC 7742s in the dual CPU configuration scoring multi-core results of between 184,000 and 193,000. This is much higher than the Dell PowerEdge R840 which packs 4 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M processors and a multi-core score of 155,050.

Wrapping up we have the EPYC 7742 processors offering you 24% more performance while costing 73% less. This seems like a true no-brainer, and another big win for AMD and its new EPYC 'Rome' CPUs.

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