AMD, which is gunning to gain the upper hand over Intel in the server segment of CPUs is about to unleash a beast—the EPYC 9654—which is faster than any x86 ISA based chip in the market. Just a few days ago, a couple of benchmarks were leaked. Team Red is expected to release its Zen 4 based server SKUs sometime this year.
The EPYC 9654 features a mind blowing 96 cores and 192 threads based on AMD’s new architecture. This chip contains 384 MB of L3 cache while running at a base frequency of 2.15 GHz. The boost frequencies are rated at about 3.05 GHz for all cores. Power consumption is around 360W, which is decent as Intel’s best server chips are rated at about 700W of power.
@yuuki_ans on Twitter shared the cache and latency figures for both Intel’s upcoming Xeon Platinum 8480+ ‘Sapphire Rapids-SP’ and AMD’s EPYC 9654 ‘Genoa‘ chip.
AMD Genoa EPYC 9654
96Core/192Thread TDP 360w
2.0GHz – 2.15GHz – 3.7GHz
（The ES processor that was tested yesterday）
AMD Genoa EPYC 9664
？Core/？Thread TDP 400w
（Unknown frequency） pic.twitter.com/X9dLHvd2pN
— 结城安穗-YuuKi_AnS (@yuuki_ans) July 19, 2022
The AMD EPYC 9654 and Intel Sapphire Rapids-SP were both tested with DDR5-4800 MHz memory for latency tests and as expected AMD’s new CPU delivers the lowest system latency. The largest disparity comes in the L3 cache, where AMD’s upcoming SKU is 65% faster than Intel.
These results are promising and show the power than Zen 4 can offer. An interesting discrepancy is that AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 CPUs for the average consumer lag behind Intel’s Raptor Lake however the same architecture crushes Intel in the server department.