AMD EPYC 7502 + EPYC 7742 Linux Performance Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 7 August 2019. Page 2 of 10. 43 Comments

The various servers tested for this launch-day AMD EPYC Rome benchmarking were all using Intel Optane 900p 280GB NVMe SSDs for storage and each server/processor was equipped with memory running at the maximum number of supported memory channels and at their maximum supported frequency. All of these server processors were freshly re-tested using the latest software stack of Ubuntu 19.04 while upgrading to the Linux 5.2 kernel for having the newest kernel bits across all of the tested Intel and AMD hardware.

Benchmark Result

Via the Phoronix Test Suite dozens of different tests were conducted. Based upon timing and the available processors, this round of benchmarking features:

- EPYC 7551
- EPYC 7601
- 2 x EPYC 7601
- EPYC 7502
- 2 x EPYC 7502
- EPYC 7742
- 2 x EPYC 7742
- 2 x Xeon Gold 6138
- Xeon Platinum 8280
- 2 x Xeon Platinum 8280

There are the raw performance results followed by performance-per-dollar benchmarks based on current retail pricing. There are also some performance-per-Watt metrics using the CPU power consumption data exposed in real-time by Intel's RAPL and on the AMD EPYC hardware via the out-of-tree Zenpower driver.

Additional AMD EPYC 7002 benchmarks will be coming up soon on Phoronix as already alluded to from compiler tests to BSD operating system benchmarks and much more.

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