AMD EPYC Performance With FreeBSD 13 Beta

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 16 February 2021. Page 1 of 4. 8 Comments

Last week when conducting preliminary benchmarks of the new FreeBSD 13 operating system beta we found broad and significant performance improvements on Intel hardware but how is this popular BSD operating system performing for AMD EPYC? Here are some initial performance tests looking at FreeBSD 12.2 stable to FreeBSD 13 beta on an AMD EPYC 7F52 server.

This round of testing was similar to that of last week's Intel Core/Xeon testing in looking at FreeBSD 12.2 against FreeBSD 13 BETA1 and using the same set of open-source BSD benchmarks via the Phoronix Test Suite. The AMD EPYC 7F52 1P was running with the Supermicro H11DSI-NT motherboard, 8 x 8GB DDR4-3200 memory, and Intel Optane 900p 280GB NVMe SSD.

FreeBSD 12.2 vs. FreeBSD 13 BETA AMD EPYC Benchmarks

FreeBSD 12.2 out-of-the-box was compared to that of a clean FreeBSD 13.0 BETA1 installation with the stock compiler on each and other defaults for seeing how the AMD EPYC performance is looking with the forthcoming FreeBSD 13.

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