AMD Launches EPYC 7000 Series of Datacentre Processors

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅21.06.2017 10:57:11

Press Release

AMD today launches the AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors for high-performance datacentres featuring a record-setting design of up to 32 “Zen” cores. The EPYC 7000 delivers greater performance versus competitor offerings across a full range of integer, floating point, memory bandwidth and I/O benchmarks and workloads.

Several of the largest server manufacturers also introduces new datacentre products powered by the new AMD EPYC 7000 processors. These brands include HPE, Dell, Asus, Gigabyte, Inventec, Lenovo, Sugon, Supermicro, Tyan, and Wistron. Primary hypervisor and server operating system providers Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware showcased optimized support for EPYC, while key server hardware ecosystem partners Mellanox, Samsung Electronics, and Xilinx were also featured in EPYC-optimized platforms.

AMD EPYC Feature Highlights
- A highly scalable System on Chip (SoC) design ranging from 8-core to 32-core, supporting two high-performance threads per core.
- Industry-leading memory bandwidth across the line-up, with 8 channels of memory on every EPYC device. In a two-socket server, support for up to 32 DIMMS of DDR4 on 16 memory channels, delivering up to 4 terabytes of total memory capacity.
- Unprecedented support for integrated, high-speed I/O with 128 lanes of PCIe® 3 on every product
- A highly-optimized cache structure for high-performance, energy efficient compute
- AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect linking EPYC CPUs in a two-socket system
- Dedicated security hardware

Watch full introduction video on the AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors during the launch event at Austin, Texas below

Record-Setting Performance
AMD EPYC processors set several performance records, including the following below:

Two-Socket Server
- AMD EPYC 7601-based system scored 2360 on SPECint_rate2006, higher than any other two-socket system score
One-Socket Server
- AMD EPYC™ 7601-based system scored 1200 on SPECint_rate2006, higher than any other mainstream one-socket x86-based system score
- AMD EPYC 7601-based system scored 943 on SPECfp_rate2006, higher than any other one-socket system score

All EPYC processors combine innovative security features, enterprise class reliability, and support a full feature-set. An AMD EPYC 7601 CPU-based one-socket system shifts expectations for single socket server performance, helping lower total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), providing up to 20% CapEx savings compared to the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4-based two-socket system. At every targeted price point for two-socket processors, EPYC outperforms the competition, with up to 70% more performance in the eight hundred dollar price band and up to 47% more performance at the high-end of the market of four thousand dollars or more.

AMD EPYC 7000 Line Up

Learn more about AMD EPYC at the AMD website.

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