The Epic Gains Made In 5 Years For AMD EPYC 7601 Naples vs. Newest 4th Gen EPYC Genoa

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 21 November 2022. Page 3 of 8. 7 Comments

A single EPYC 9374F was easily outpacing the EPYC 7601 2P configuration for those looking at upgrading their aging servers and looking to save on rack space, power, etc. Or going for an EPYC 9554 1P for matching the same thread/core count as the 2P EPYC 7601 would also be a nice upgrade in a 1P configuration while enjoying massive uplift.

Going into this it was certainly expected that Genoa would slaughter Naples while the margins for some of these tests were larger than I would have otherwise expected.

For AI / machine learning workloads and other software making heavy use of AVX-512, the performance difference from Naples to Genoa is insane. AMD EPYC 9004 series introducing AVX-512 support with its efficient "double pumping" approach has worked out remarkably well for really upping the AI/ML performance for EPYC CPUs while not being bogged down by the power inefficiencies that challenged earlier Xeon AVX-512 processors.


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