ServeTheHome, a portal specialized in servers, has wanted to demonstrate how devastating data the new AMD EPYC 'ROME' in terms of price / performance compared to the most powerful Intel processors, the Xeon Platinum.
For this he tested the benchmark several times Geekbench 4 with two dream systems: a dual socket with two AMD EPYC 7742 processors and another system with four sockets where they were mounted four Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M.
Every AMD EPYC 7742 offers 64 cores and 128 processing threads under microarchitecture Zen2 @ 7nm at a Base / Turbo frequency of 2.25 / 3.40 GHz with 256 MB of L3 cache, 128 PCI-Express 4.0 lines, a memory controller Octa (8) -Channel @ 3200 MHz and a TDP of 225W.
Every Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M offers 28 cores and 56 processing threads under microarchitecture Skylake @ 14nm ++ at a Base / Turbo frequency of 2.50 / 3.80 GHz with 38.5 MB of L3 cache, 48 PCI-Express 3.0 lines, a memory controller Hexa (6) -Channel @ 2666 MHz and a TDP of 205W.
As a result, we have an AMD server with 128 cores and 256 processing threads, in front of a server Intel 112-core and 224-thread processing. While there is a slight advantage in number of cores for AMD, if we add the price, this is divided into that the configuration of two AMD CPUs costs $ 13,900 in front of the whopping $ 52,044 for Intel.
After a battery of tests, the Geekbench 4 threw a score among the 184,000 and 193,000 points for the AMD configuration, the highest score being reached 193,554 points, what sets a new benchmark record.
Intel's configuration reached a maximum of 155,050 points, that is AMD configuration is not only 24.83% faster in multicore tasks, but also It is 73.29% cheaper. If we add to that increased memory capacity, and a huge bandwidth PCIe 4.0, AMD EPYC 'ROME' will sweep Intel effortlessly.