AMD announces its 2nd Generation of AMD EPYC processors with up to 64 Zen2 @ 7nm cores

by Kelvin
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In the early morning today AMD announced its 2nd Generation of processors AMD EPYC, better known as'ROME', which arrive to finish the work that started the 1st Gen: highlight the top-of-the-range Intel Xeon processors of its main competitor, not only in numbers of cores, but in terms of performance, consumption and, of course, in terms of cost / performance.

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To get an idea, the top-of-the-range processor, the AMD EPYC 7742, offers 64 cores and 128 threads processing at a Base / Turbo frequency of 2.25 / 3.40 GHz with 256 MB of L3 cache throwing a TDP of 225W At a price of $ 6,950while a Intel Xeon Platinum 8280M, with 28 cores and 56 threads processing @ 2.70 / 4.00 GHz with 38.5 MB cache and a TDP of 205W cost $ 13,012.

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The company also made clear its leadership, since It has the most powerful x86 microarchitecture based processor in the worldoffering up to 97% more power than its competitor's most powerful CPU. These new EPYC are able to withstand up to 8 TB of DDR4 memory @ 3200 MHz, offer 128 PCI-Express 4.0 lines (vs 40 PCIe 3.0 on Intel), and it integrates a co-processor dedicated to security.

According to AMD, the AMD EPYC ROME have seen their CPI improved by up to 23 percent regarding the first generation of CPUs, it has reached quadruple the L3 cache, to which the implementation of the interface is added PCI-Express 4.0 and improved security.

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