AMD EPYC 9374F Linux Benchmarks - Genoa's 32-Core High Frequency CPU

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 15 November 2022. Page 3 of 14. 21 Comments

Kicking off the benchmarking competition was GPAW as the first of a large batch of of HPC benchmarks run on the EPYC 9374F 1P/2P and other tested processors. The EPYC 9374F in 1P (and with the default performance determinism) saw its performance match that of the the prior generation EPYC 75F3 2P configuration! This is one of the workloads taking advantage of AVX-512 to great benefit plus the 9374F has a 30% higher base clock over the prior generation 75F3, 12 channel DDR5-4800 over 8 channel DDR4-3200, and other improvements leading to the huge generational improvement. The EPYC 9374F was performing much better than the 32-core Xeon Platinum 8362 processor.

While running GPAW, the EPYC 9374F in a single processor configuration had an average power consumption of 225 Watts or a 253 Watt peak, in comparison the prior generation EPYC 75F3 had a 244 Watt average and a 272 Watt peak. Though the EPYC 9374F in the power determinism mode did lead to a 260 Watt average and 312 Watt peak for this particular benchmark. In the default performance determinism mode, the EPYC 9374F 1P and 2P configurations had lower average and peak power consumption than the Xeon Platinum 8362 and 8380 processors.

On a performance-per-dollar basis, the suggested pricing of the EPYC 9374F is very competitive to the currently available Intel and AMD server CPUs with current Internet prices.

The EPYC 9374F continued to impress, this time with GROMACS. The EPYC 9374F was 38% faster than the EPYC 75F3 or a 50% improvement when comparing the 2P results. Of course, if running in the power determinism mode the uplift is even greater. Thanks to leveraging AVX-512, the twelve channels of DDR5-4800 system memory, and other Zen 4 benefits, in GROMACS the EPYC 9374F came out ahead of the EPYC 7763 prior generation flagship!

On a performance-per-Watt basis, the EPYC 9374F processor was performing very well along with the other Genoa processors in comparison to Milan -- the 2P performance-per-Watt of the EPYC 9374F was 69% better than the prior generation EPYC 75F3.

The EPYC 9374F SEP shows the performance-per-dollar comparable to the existing Milan and Ice Lake CPUs.

With the popular NAMD software package for molecular dynamics, the EPYC 75F3 high frequency 32-core Milan part came in between the Xeon Platinum 8362 32-core and Xeon Platinum 8380 40-core Ice Lake parts while now the EPYC 9374F easily beats that top-end Ice Lake processor in both 1P and 2P configurations.

When in the default performance determinism mode, the EPYC 9374F was showing lower power consumption than the Xeon Platinum 8362 and 8380 processors.

And the EPYC 9374F performance-per-dollar easily beats the Intel Ice Lake competition too. It will be very interesting to see where Sapphire Rapids fits in pricing wise especially when factoring in Intel On Demand (Software Defined Silicon).

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