AMD Bergamo & Genoa-X EPYC Server CPUs Crush The Competitors With Sheer Efficiency & Effectivity Dominance

AMD’s EPYC Bergamo & Genoa-X CPUs hit availability yesterday and early critiques have been very constructive, citing unbelievable efficiency in a particularly environment friendly package deal.

AMD EPYC Bergamo & Genoa-X CPUs Are Right here To Take Cost of Knowledge Middle Market: Crush Intel & Arm Chips

The AMD Bergamo and Genoa-X CPUs are a part of the EPYC 9004 household which incorporates the Genoa Basic chips too. Whereas Genoa affords as much as 96 cores based mostly on the Zen 4 structure, the Genoa-X chips add as much as 1.1 GB of cache with 3D vertical stacking whereas Bergamo makes use of the brand new Zen 4C cores that are compute density optimized for the cloud and supply as much as 128 core with the identical core IP as Zen 4.

Some highlighted options of AMD’s Genoa-X CPUs embody:

  • Similar Zen 4 Excessive-Efficiency Cores
  • Up To 96 Cores / 192 Threads
  • Up To 1.1 GB of L3 Cache
  • 2nd Gen Stacked 3D V-Cache Design
  • SP5 Socket Compatibility
  • AMD Infinity Guard
  • Up To 2.9x Quicker Than Sapphire Rapids
  • Three EPYC 9004X SKUs
  • OEM Availability In Q3 2023

A number of the options of Bergamo embody:

  • Up To 128 Zen 4C Cores
  • Constant x86 ISA
  • 82 Billion Transistors
  • Best vCPU Density
  • Greatest Vitality Effectivity
  • 35% Smaller Core Die Space With the Similar Course of
  • Up To 2.6x Quicker Than Sapphire Rapids In Cloud-Native Workloads

Now a month after their announcement, AMD has lastly launched each Bergamo and Genoa-X to prospects and expanded their lineup with a number of SKUs. Within the evaluation printed by Phoronix, we see that the EPYC 9754 “Bergamo” and EPYC 9684X “Genoa-X” are actually the quickest CPUs round. It appears to be like like the additional core rely for Bergamo actually helps it push past the usual Genoa & additionally the competitors. You’re getting double the efficiency of Intel’s high Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPU.

AMD EPYC 9754 “Bergamo” CPU Efficiency (Picture Credit: Phoronix):

AMD EPYC 9684X “Genoa-X” CPU Efficiency (Picture Credit: Phoronix):

Even Genoa-X marked an enormous improve over the Milan-X chips with over a 2x achieve when evaluating the 2P platforms. In addition to some particular benchmarks, the Milan-X chips had been in a position to handily beat Intel’s Xeon Max chips with HBM2e such because the 9480 in 2P configuration with the geometric imply of all outcomes exhibiting virtually a 2x achieve in efficiency.

Phoronix on AMD Genoa-X CPUs

For these seeking to maximize their HPC efficiency proper now, the AMD EPYC 9684X is well probably the greatest processors I’ve checked out previously 19 years of Phoronix. The bigger L3 cache paired with AVX-512, 12 channel DDR5 reminiscence, and different Zen 4 advantages can actually ship phenomenal leads to a variety of excessive efficiency computing workloads.

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Phoronix on AMD Bergamo CPUs

Throughout all of those benchmarks carried out, the EPYC 9754 2P on common had a 385 Watt energy draw… Compared the EPYC 9654 2P had a 447 Watt common and the EPYC 9684X 2P had a 464 Watt common. And wish we point out the Xeon Platinum 8490H 60-core processor consuming much more energy with a 568 Watt common. The EPYC 9754 energy consumption outcomes surpassed my expectations in frankly not anticipating Zen 4C to ship such energy effectivity enhancements whereas nonetheless performing so nicely.

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However what’s extra spectacular are the ability numbers. AMD’s EPYC Bergamo not solely affords extra cores however is extraordinarily environment friendly too with its Zen 4C cores. The 2P chips had been proven to eat an influence of lower than 400W (385W) on common which is -32% decrease than the Intel chips & -14% decrease than the usual Genoa chips. The facility consumption with SMT enabled for Bergamo was additionally simply 14W greater on common whereas delivering some helpful efficiency uplifts in benchmarks that may reap the benefits of it.

These numbers are merely mindblowing and effectivity has been a robust side of AMD’s Zen core structure which is additional refined and optimized with the Zen 4C and Zen 4 core designs. Utilizing decrease energy whereas providing double the efficiency of Intel’s choices actually offers Intel a beating on this phase & we doubt if Intel will be capable of catch up within the effectivity division anytime quickly.

AMD EPYC 9754 “Bergamo” CPU Energy (Picture Credit: Phoronix):

AMD EPYC 9684X “Genoa-X” CPU Energy (Picture Credit: Phoronix):

Intel’s reply to Bergamo will come subsequent 12 months within the type of the Sierra Forrest chips which will probably be fabricated on the “Intel 3” course of node and supply as much as 144 cores. Not like AMD’s choice, the Sierra Forrest chips will not be that includes SMT and use 144 threads which might give AMD an enormous benefit. AMD will not be stopping since they are going to have EPYC chips based mostly on the Zen 5C cores able to market someday round 2024-2025.

This goes off to indicate simply how a lot progress AMD has made within the server division. The crimson crew is on its method to attaining 30% market share (at the moment at 25%) and with chips akin to this and in addition the upcoming Siena lineup which is able to goal mainstream servers, we will anticipate the corporate to actually flip the tables inside a number of years and seize half or presumably extra server market share from Intel.

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