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Expanding the AMD EPYC™ processor portfolio

Blog Post created by glennkeels Employee on Feb 19, 2020

With the AMD EPYC™ processor family, our goal is to provide our customers the right performance, in cores and speed, for the workloads they run in their environment. Today, we’re growing the EPYC family and giving our customers more performance choices for their workloads.

 

When we introduced the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor, we were the first to bring an x86 server processor with 64 cores to the market. Today, we're now adding our fifth 64 core processor to the 2nd Gen EPYC stack with the AMD EPYC™ 7662. This processor is a great entry point into the 64-core market, providing customers access to the same high-performance 'Zen 2' cores as one of the world's fastest x86 server processors with the AMD EPYC 7H12[i], but at a lower cost point compared to other mainstream AMD EPYC 64 core processors.

 

The other new addition, the AMD EPYC™ 7532, provides customers with a high performance, 32 core processor with a total of 256MB of L3 cache, the same amount as the 2nd Gen EPYC 64 core processors. The AMD EPYC 7532 is great for cache sensitive workloads, like ANSYS® CFX®, giving each core access up to 8MB of L3 cache. On average across all ANSYS CFX benchmarks, the AMD EPYC 7532 has 111% better performance compared to the Intel Xeon 6248.

 

These two processors still have all the features of the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor family including 128 lanes of PCIe® 4.0, support for up to 3200MHz memory and advanced security features[ii].

 

Dell Technologies and Supermicro will be the first partners to support these two new processors. Both processors are available now on the Dell EMC PowerEdge R6515, R7515, R6525, R7525 and C6525 servers. Both processors are also available now on all Supermicro A+ servers, while the Supermicro “Big Twin” server supports the AMD EPYC 7532. HPE and Lenovo are expected to support these two new AMD EPYC processors in the coming months.

 

Learn more the new processors here and see product details below.

 

Model

Default TDP (W)CoresThreadsBase Frequency (GHz)Max. Boost Frequency (Ghz)[iii]L3 $ (MB)
7662225W641282.0GhzUp to 3.3Ghz256MB
7532200W32642.4GhzUp to 3.3Ghz256MB

 

 

[i] 2P 2nd Gen EPYC™ 7H12 powered server has set the 2-socket world record on the SPECrate® 2017 Floating Point (Base) benchmark with a score of 529 SPECrate® 2017_fp_base. http://www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2019q4/cpu2017-20190918-18500.html as of 11/13/19. ROM-396

[ii] Some supported features and functionality of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors require a BIOS update from your server manufacturer when used with a motherboard designed for the 1st Gen AMD EPYC series processor. A motherboard designed for 2nd Gen EPYC processors is required to enable all available functionality. ROM-06

[iii] Max boost for AMD EPYC processors is the maximum frequency achievable by any single core on the processor under normal operating conditions for server systems. EPYC-18

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