AMD Dual EPYC 7601 Benchmarks - 9-Way AMD EPYC / Intel Xeon Tests On Ubuntu 18.10 Server

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 16 October 2018. Page 5 of 5. 31 Comments

For those curious about the power consumption of the Dell PowerEdge R7425 with the two EPYC 7601 CPUs, 512GB of DDR4 memory and SSDSCKJB120G7R solid-state drive, the average power draw during the benchmarking process was 276 Watts with a peak power consumption of 569 Watts. The AC power consumption was monitored during testing in real-time by the Phoronix Test Suite with a WattsUp Pro USB power meter. The minimum power draw at idle was 145 Watts.

In comparison, the dual Xeon Gold 6138 server which was a Tyan GT24E-B7106, had an average power draw just slightly less at 251 Watts and a peak of 442 Watts. The PowerEdge R7425 has a lot more to power than the Tyan GT24E-B7106, so overall the power consumption is quite respectable for this 64 core / 128 thread EPYC server.

On a performance-per-Watt basis, the dual EPYC 7601 was generally offering much better power efficiency than the dual Xeon Gold 6138 server.

While this comparison was limited to the Xeon/EPYC servers I had available for this initial Ubuntu 18.10 server benchmarking, with the Phoronix Test Suite it's extremely easy to compare your own Linux system(s) performance to the data found in this article. Simply run CFLAGS="-O3 -march=native" CXXFLAGS="-O3 -march=native" phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1810150-SK-AMDEPYC1243 for your own fully-automated, side-by-side benchmark comparison.

Other interesting Linux (and BSD / Windows Server 2019) benchmarks of this Dell PowerEdge R7425 EPYC 2P server will be coming up soon on Phoronix. If you have any interesting test requests with this 128-thread AMD server platform, feel free to let me know via the forums or Twitter.

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