Intel Epyc Advanced Micro Devices CPU – Epyc vs Xeon – Obliterates Intel Xeon Line
Welcome back to the SaveFreeStuff Tech news corner. So let’s get straight into the news the Big News from this week is the launch of Amy’s new server CPU lineup 2nd Gen epic Rome based on of course AMD’s seven nanometers and 2 architecture.
Epyc vs Xeon – Our usual disclaimer applies here we don’t usually cover server hardware and don’t have a lot of experience with it, but I think there’s enough exciting things here that will give us a good look at how AMD is shaping up in the server market as well.
How these CPUs might translate across to thread Ripper in the future a lot of the architectural stuff with Amy’s epic 7002 series as they’re calling it is stuff we already know the CPUs use an iodine with up to eight chip.
Let’s providing a maximum of 64 cores, we’re getting much more cache double the avx2 performance about 15% better IPC 128 PCIe lanes across the entire lineup better memory support. So on what we’re all interested in is the top-end chip the AMD epic 7 7 4 to 4 joules socket service.
This is a massively fast chip with 64 cores 128 threads and a base clock of 2.25 gigahertz with a max boost of 3.4 gigahertz. TDP stood between 225 and 240 watts plus. We’re getting a huge 256 Meg of l3 cache eight channels of ddr4 PCIe 4.0 support, and so on there are a lot of groundbreaking achievements with this lineup.
The first is the price AMD is selling the epic 7 742 for just 6950$ in bulk quantities. Now I say just 6950$ not because the chip is overly cheap but because of how it stacks up against Intel’s lineup the Xeon Platinum 8284.
Example is their highest cork out socketed server chip and that costs a touch over 10,000 US Dollars but it’s an even better deal than that because the Xeon 80 to 80 supports just one terabyte of memory per socket.
Epyc vs Xeon – Compared to epics 2 terabytes across the entire lineup so that means the actual nearest competitor is Intel Xeon 82 ADM which increases memory support to 2 terabytes, but costs 13,000 and $12. So MD is offering similar capabilities for half the price but they’re not even offering similar capabilities.
Really 2nd Generation Epic offers more memory channels 8 vs 6 and more than double the PCIe lengths and they’re not even the same PCIe lanes as epic supports piece a 4.0 versus 3.0 on top of all of this day. Benchmarks show epic CPUs absolutely destroying Intel Xeon lineup.
It’s rare that you see this sort of bloodbath when it comes to performance and from testing at places like an antique and fir onyx. They’re showing stuff like a single epic 7 742 beating a jewel Zeeland platinum 80 to 80 configuration. So a $7000 processor coming close to an outperforming to $10,000 CPUs.
It’s madness stock for this sort of performance at this sort of price, but it’s what am they stun AMD also gets a huge win in performance per watt which as well as raw performance. And overall value is a key metric for the server market. Epic appears to consume slightly more power than Intel zealand’s but fix significantly higher performance with many more cause.
When data centers deploy thousands of this CPS that is a huge win those that have tested the chips are calling this a significant win for AMD. Some like an antic even calling this a historic victory. That’s great news for those buying off-the-shelf servers or CPUs on a small to mid school. We don’t really know what AMD or Intel will charge for the CPUs.
When making large-scale deals with huge server providers you’d imagine there would be discounts involved there but it’s still hard to see Intel being competitive unless they drop their contract prices significantly. This also gives us a good idea of what performance we can expect from workstation.
Thread Ripper CPUs which is to say we can expect or some performance especially if ambi decides to launch a 64 core chip this generation. We don’t know whether they will but you can imagine even a 32 core part significantly improving the capabilities of today’s workstation.
So that’s super exciting we did see this article pop up which claims that ambhi’s epic CPUs will cause problems in the data center because they run at one point 4 volts which is allegedly higher than tsmc spec apparently.
This will cause stability and efficiency problems however this whole thing seems like rubbish and there’s same sort of problem. We saw people complaining about with rising on the desktop. Which runs up to 1.5 volts and his normal behaviour. MD says that epoch is designed to run below the maximum voltage is specified by TSMC.
We expect that while voltages may seem higher than we’re used to like with Rison the chips are designed this way and will work fine certainly very interesting stuff coming from amy’s Epic server division. I think this could see a bit of a swing towards a MIDI in the server market.
Although they are tend to be typically quite conservative customers. So I’ll be interesting to see how much more market share they can gain with this in other AMD news. T
he company has brought back Rick Bergman to head up the computing and graphics business with a focus on high-end pcs gaming and the important semi custom division for consoles Bergman previously worked at AMD and before that ATI for a period between 2001 and 2011 after aim be bought.
ATI in 2006 Bergman served as head of AMD’s product group which oversaw both CPUs and GPUs, during this time we head up the launches of some of Amy’s best GPU products including the HD 4000 series and the initial launch of GCM. He left the company in 2011 to join synaptics as CEO which spiral reports was a successful role for him.
Now is returning to AMD which is a big coop for the company and will work with Frank Azure. Who is also hired recently from Alienware to head up its gaming team.
Next up we have a whole bunch of leaks surrounding upcoming partner cards for AMD snarfboo GPUs. We’ve basically seen designs now from partners like MSI sapphire XFX and so on we even have a review guide leaked from a sous for there ROG Strix product.
So we know that everything is coming pretty soon what we’re hearing is that these cards will be launching next week, at least some of them depending on how ready the OEMs are some partners like a sous have publicly stated.
September for their products and seem to be sticking to it while others will have cards next week needless to say we will have reviews of custom cards as soon as we get some hands-on time with it hopefully around launch or shortly after Samsung has revealed their 6th Genaration of v-nand technology.
Which brings modest improvements over the last generation the specific games. Samsung italian volved 10% lower latencies for read and write operations plus 15% lower power can sumption. The new 6th generation bean and chips feature up to 136 layers which required a new design.
However by cutting down on the number of holes in the design there should be easier to manufacture. Samsung’s initial offering will involve 256 gigabit 3d TLC v-nand chips for use in things like 250 gigabyte SSDs and then later this year, They’ll progress to 512 gigabyte chips also using 136 layer v-nand.
AMD as promised has removed PCIe 4.0 support from all non x5 70 motherboards with their new @g server revision version 1.0 0.3 abb. This is the same version that only launched last week as part of their community update which also involved improvements to have rice and managers boost behaviour.
As well as beta fixes for destiny 2 amy has maintained at all times that x5 70 is the only platform that supports PCIe 4.0 as there is no guarantee older boards have the required signal integrity to support PCIe 4.0 properly. Despite this some vendors felt that they could just enable peace a 4.0 on their boards.
Anyway which seemed to annoy AMD so the latest adduce update and support on older boards like x4 70. Once and for all if you want the latest a juicer code with important fixes for verizon 3000 you’ll need to give up PCIe 4.0 on non x5 70 platforms.
This will probably annoy some that liked having PCI poor porno in their last generation boards, but really this shouldn’t be much of an issue for regular users.
As PCIe 4.0 isn’t bringing many improvements over 3.0 right now aside from with a very new and super high-end SSDs. It seems that Dell will be one of the first om is to bring Intel’s. I select CPUs to customers last week we learned about intel’s full isolate lineup for ultra portable laptops although the company wasn’t specific in.
When these chips would be available outside of a holiday season timeframe however it turns out that these chips might reach customers earlier than the holiday season with Dell set to launch a laptop that integrates them in early September.
The laptop in question is a new XPS 13 2 + 1 model the 7 390 there will be several models available using either the core i3 1005 g1 the core i5 1035 g1 or the core i7 1065 g7. All of these are 15 what you series chips the naming here is still terrible but the five end of the product numbers denotes you.
Series interestingly only the quads seven laptop will provide the full benefits of Intel’s general 11 graphics with 64 execution units. Other Hardware used here is standard stuff.
We have a 13.4 inch 1920 by 1200 display with HDR capabilities up to 32gb of lpddr4 X memory and up to one terabyte of pcie 3.0 storage.
The new XPS 13 2 in one will start at 999 dollars and hopefully we’ll be able to get one soon for our reviews.
Epyc vs Xeon
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