AMD’s EPYC Zen4 Based Genoa Lineup Leaked, Almost 2.6x Faster Than Intel’s 3rd Gen Xeon Platinum While Offering 1.7x More Performance Per Watt

MLID, better known as Moore’s Law Is Dead has leaked the entire Zen4 EPYC Genoa lineup. Along with the CPU specifications, we have some expected performance targets against Intel’s best offerings. As a recap, the EPYC Zen4 lineup features the standard Genoa, the V-Cache based Genoa-X and the density optimized Bergamo series. A while back, we came across the naming scheme for AMD’s Zen4 based EPYC linuep. 

The Lineup

MLID has shared the leaked Zen4 based EPYC lineup. We saw a similar chart from yuuki_ans a while back. The leaker mentions that Zen4 has higher boost clocks as compared to Zen3 on the server platform. However, these increments fall short of AMD’s massive jump in clocks from Vermeer (Zen3) -> Raphael (Zen4) in the desktop segment.

Zen4 Based EPYC Lineup | Moore’s Law Is Dead

Performance Metrics

When put up against the competition, AMD demolishes Intel’s best offerings in the server market. A lead of over 2.6x can be seen if we compare the EPYC 9654 versus the Xeon Platinum 8380. Intel’s current-gen lands right around the mid-ranged Genoa offerings. While Intel’s next-gen, Sapphire Rapids, is still en route, we do not expect it to outclass Genoa by any means.

AMD Zen4 Based Genoa Performance Increments | Moore’s Law Is Dead

The 96 cored 9654 offers 1.7x more performance per each watt consumed. MLID confirms that this is a 400W-400W-400W SKU comparison. At the same wattage, AMD offers almost 2.6x more performance, that is insane if these numbers hold true. 

AMD Zen4 Based Genoa Performance Increments | Moore’s Law Is Dead

As per MLID, Intel’s yet-to-launch Sapphire Rapids is almost 10-20% faster than AMD’s EPYC Milan series. This puts it somewhere around 40-60% slower than the Genoa lineup. 

Bergamo & Genoa-X

The cache-optimized SKUs from the Genoa-X series offer almost 1.1GB of L3 cache. Similarly, the Bergamo based 9754 is packed with a massive 128 core / 256 thread count. All these numbers spell trouble for team blue. Sapphire Rapids which is aimed at Milan is not capable of competing against AMD’s Genoa. One can thank the everlasting delays for this. 

EPYC 9684X 

12 CCDs96/192 (Cores/Threads)1152 MB L3 Cache

EPYC 9384X

4-8 CCDs32/64 (Cores/Threads)384-768 MB L3 Cache
EPYC 9284X4-8 CCDs24/48 (Cores/Threads)

384-768 MB L3 Cache

EPYC 9184X4-8 CCDs16/32 (Cores/Threads)

384-768 MB L3 Cache

(Via MLID & yuuki_ans)


Abdullah Faisal

With a love for computers since the age of five, Abdullah has always sought to delve into the depths of information, and uses it as his guiding light. He believes success is of utmost importance as history is written by the victor.
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