Thanks to SiSoftware benchmarking software we can see new performance tests of AMD’s flagship EPYC ROME processor, and this is none other than the model with 64 cores and 128 threads which will arrive in the middle of this year to become the first processor to reach a manufacturing process of 7nm while its competitor, Intel is stuck with 14nm and expecting to reach 10nm by the end of this year.

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Thanks to the benchmarks of an early engineering sample (ZS1406E2VJUG5_22 / 14_N) where the 64 cores and 128 threads arrive at a Base / Turbo frequency of 1.40 / 2.40 GHz coupled with 256 MB of L3 cache, a noticeable drop in the frequencies with respect to the 32 cores and 64 threads of the AMD EPYC 7601 (2.20 / 3.20 GHz) to avoid problems of power consumption and temperatures and also slower than the Intel Xeon Platinum 8189 of 28 cores and 56 threads @ 2.80 / 3.80 GHz, but for now it’s not a problem.

Based on AMD’s own data, a single 64-core AMD EPYC ROME can easily overcomes 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 with 56 cores and 112 threads, with an extra performance margin of 19% for EPYC, and all it while consuming less than half the power consumption at a much more competitive price.

AMD continues to hold the finer details of its Rome processors close to the chest, but we expect more information to surface at Computex tech conference in Taipei this May.

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