The second generation AMD EPYC server processors (Rome) will bring with them a new leap in performance among single-sockets solutions. Like their counterparts on the Ryzen 3000 desktop, EPYC server-based processors are based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. The CPU design includes several eight core 7-nm "chiplets" and one 14-nm I / O chip. Thus, 64-core AMD EPYC is a multi-chip module consisting of nine chips at a time.
AMD on its YouTube channel released a video comparison of the EPYC sample pre-release from the second generation and two Xeon Platinum 8180M in the C-Ray test package. The benchmark makes three images with a resolution of 1080p, 1440p, and 2160p and actively uses floating point operations.
The AMD test platform includes 64-core EPYC (Rome) with an unknown frequency, 256 GB (8 × 32 GB) DDR4-2667 memory, Samsung EVO 970 1 TB drive and Ubuntu 18.04 operating system. The Intel system was built on two Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M (28 cores / 56 threads, 2.5 / 3.8 GHz) which were installed on the motherboard Supermicro SYS-1029U-TRTP and were paired with 768 GB (24 × 32 GB) of DDR4- 2667 RAM.
The end line is 64 AMD cores versus 56 Intel cores. The "Red" system tests two and a half seconds faster: 28.1 versus 30.5 seconds. As for prices, AMD promises that the 64-core EPYC (Rome) processor will be cheaper than the 28-core Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M.