AMD EPYC 72F3 Linux Performance For 8-Core Zen 3 Server CPU

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 26 April 2021. Page 5 of 5. 13 Comments

This initial AMD EPYC 72F3 1P benchmarking was carried out across more than 100 tests. AI workloads like Caffe and PlaidML saw the largest lift with the higher boost clock and doubling of the L3 cache while a wide range of other workloads all enjoyed sizable improvements too... Below is a look at the percentage breakdown compared to the 7F32.

AMD EPYC 72F3 Performance Benchmarks

Or if taking the geometric mean of every single benchmark carried out, the AMD EPYC 72F3 came out to being about 17% faster than the EPYC 7F32, which is still good considering the same core and base clock speeds.

AMD EPYC 72F3 Performance Benchmarks

With the AMD EPYC 72F3 having a comparable price to the EPYC 7F32 processors currently available in retail channels, it delivers great value paired with many EPYC Rome motherboards seeing motherboard BIOS updates to allow for drop-in support of Milan processors.

The AMD EPYC 72F3 1P performance is looking good for those in need of a low core count server with high clock speeds and large cache size and support for up to eight memory channels. See more of my initial tests of the AMD EPYC 72F3 under Ubuntu 21.04 via this result file. Where there is enough statstically significant data collected by us and the community you can also generate your own side-by-side, dynamic comparison against other processors for seeing how the EPYC 7F32 compares overall to other server processors on Stay tuned for the 2P benchmarks and other data soon.

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