AMD EPYC 9554 & EPYC 9654 Benchmarks - Outstanding Performance For Linux HPC/Servers

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 10 November 2022 at 02:30 PM EST.

After showcasing the AMD EPYC 9004 "Genoa" series and geeking out over AMD's reference platform running the Linux-powered open-source OpenBMC, it's time to move on to benchmarking. For evaluating the EPYC Genoa performance under Linux, AMD kindly provided review samples of the EPYC 9654 flagship 96-core processor, the EPYC 9554 64-core processor, and the EPYC 9374F 32-core high frequency CPU. In today's benchmark review I am looking at the EPYC 9554/9654 CPUs while the EPYC 9374F will be featured in its own review in the coming days on Phoronix.

The EPYC 9654 is AMD's new flagship processor with sporting 96 cores / 192 threads, a 2.4GHz base clock with 3.7GHz boost clock, and has a 360 Watt TDP. The configurable TDP on this lone 96 core part is from 320 to 400 Watts.

The EPYC 9554 meanwhile is AMD's higher-tier 64-core part over the EPYC 9534. The EPYC 9554 sports 64 cores / 128 threads with a 3.1GHz base clock and 3.75GHz boost clock while having a 360 Watt TDP like the EPYC 9654. Like the EPYC 9654, the cTDP can be adjusted from 320 to 400 Watts. The current flagship Milan processor, the EPYC 7763, as a reminder is 64 cores / 128 threads with a 2.45GHz base clock and 3.5GHz maximum boost clock. Or on the Milan-X side is the EPYC 7773X with a 2.2GHz base clock and 3.5GHz maximum boost clock while having the 768MB of L3 cache.

The AMD EPYC 9374F 32-core high frequency part coming up in its separate review has a base clock of 4.05GHz and a boost of 4.3GHz while having a 320 Watt TDP.

The EPYC 9654 has a launch price around $11,805, the EPYC 9554 will retail for around $9,087 USD, and the EPYC 9374F for around $4,850.

A size comparison of AMD Milan SP3 atop AMD Genoa SP5.

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