PC HARDWARE | New 2nd-generation AMD EPYC chips redefine performance
AMD Inc. on Thursday announced that it was extending the second-generation AMD EPYC processor family with three new processors that combine the balanced and efficient AMD Infinity architecture with higher speed Zen 2 cores for optimal performance on database, commercial high-performance computing (HPC) and hyperconverged infrastructure workloads.
The three new processors, the AMD EPYC 7F32 (8 cores), EPYC 7F52 (16 cores) and EPYC 7F72 (24 cores), expand second-generation AMD EPYC performance leadership into workloads that could leverage up to 500 megahertz of additional base frequency, and large amounts of cache, making AMD EPYC the world’s highest per core performance x86 server central processing unit.
The AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors provide new performance capabilities for workloads in the heart of the enterprise market, including database with up to 17 percent higher SQL Server performance compared to the competition, hyperconverged infrastructure with up to 47 percent higher VMmark 3.1 score (using vSAN as the storage tier in a four-node cluster) compared to the competition for a new world record and commercial HPC with up to 94 percent higher per core computational fluid dynamics individual application performance compared to the competition.
“AMD EPYC continues to redefine the modern data center and with the addition of three powerful new processors, we are enabling our customers to unlock even better outcomes at the heart of the enterprise market,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, server business unit, AMD Inc. “With our trusted partners, together we are pushing the limits of per core performance and value in hyperconverged infrastructure, commercial HPC and relational database workloads.”
A balanced system
The new second-generation AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors provide leading per core performance and breakthrough value, while adding the highest per core performance of the EPYC family.
The performance of these new processors comes from a balanced architecture that combines high-performance Zen 2 cores, innovations in system design like PCIe 4 and DDR4-3200 memory , and the AMD Infinity architecture to provide customers with optimum system performance that enables better real world application performance.