AMD EPYC 7302 / 7402 / 7502 / 7742 Linux Performance Benchmarks
Kicking things off with the NAMD performance, the EPYC 7742 performance continues to blow past the Xeon Platinum 8280 as shown back on launch day. But it's interesting to note as well the EPYC 7402 2P and EPYC 7302 2P even outperforming a lone Xeon Platinum 8280 while costing less than that ~$10k Intel CPU. The lone EPYC 7302 processor's performance was comparable to the Xeon Gold 6138. The Xeon Gold 6138 is available through retail channels for still around $2600 USD while the EPYC 7302 goes for just over one grand; all the performance-per-dollar metrics are towards the end of this article.
The performance on all of the EPYC 7002 series processors continue showing incredible multi-threaded performance with the EPYC 7402 2P edging just past the Xeon Platinum 8280 2P.
MKL-DNN is an Intel benchmark and makes use of their Math Kernel Library (MKL) but for this deep learning benchmark it's fascinating to see the EPYC 7002 series performance still generally leading.
But even in the cases of where Intel's Xeon Scalable processors are offering better performance than the EPYC 7002 series in Intel's benchmark, it is notable to see the improvement with EPYC going from Zen to Zen 2.